My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for M A R E Riding Center, Bakersfield, CA, USA
This will be my daughter Dakotas 4th year at MARE. Valley Childrens Hospital in Madera Ca referred me to them due to my daughters disabilities. At first she was scared to death to even get on C.B.(the first horse she rode) but since then she has participated in horse shows has learned so much about grooming and is now riding like a champ, no fear. She is ready to try anything on the horses. She has bloomed. The staff here are very amazing. They show love and support, and really know what they are doing with both the horses and the riders. I love the staff. They have hearts of Gold. And the staff watching them as they train the volunteers is great too. It seems some of these kids have no idea what's in store for them but its amazing to see the high school volunteer staff blossom as well. Also my daughters lead Victor is a Vet. He is also a rider. I have so much admiration for him and the program he is in for our Veterans and I think 8t is great that MARE offers a program to our Veterans as well. I am really proud that my daughter is part of such a wonderful organization, it's like we are family, even with the horses. Oh I forgot to mention the horses. They are wonderful with the riders. It's like each rider and their horse become 1. The horses are easy going. They are have their own funny personalities. This program has helped my daughter grow and she will continue and so will many many others children and adults.