My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Ride On St. Louis, Inc., Kimmswick, MO, USA
I came upon Ride On St. Louis the summer of 2013. Their facilities had flooded out and I volunteered to help with cleanup. I was immediately drawn to what they do; providing equine assisted therapy to individuals with disabilities. As a military veteran who had recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan, I had heard so much about PTSD and traumatic brain injuries; and how veterans were using this type of therapy. After returning, I didn't work for some time and eventually lost motivation and became depressed. I felt somewhat guilty for coming home without injury. After volunteering with cleanup, I knew I needed to volunteer with Ride On as a way for me to give back and clear my conscience of guilt. I ended up taking a position with Ride On that September as their Volunteer Coordinator. I stayed in that position for two years until the birth of my first born required me to move on.
I had never experienced equine therapy before Ride On. I didn't know what to expect. I was surprised and amazed at the little miracles of change and progress seen with so many clients. I don't understand why, but I can attest to witnessing positive impacts in the lives of so many. The staff at Ride On have a passion for what they do and make every effort to provide the highest quality of service to their clients.
I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be associated with such a wonderful organization.