The most rewarding things in life are experiences that transform us”. I don’t know who the author of this statement is but it certainly describes my experience volunteering with The Right Step. When I retired 3 years ago, I decided to volunteer as a side-walker. I had been on trail rides before but that was the extent of my experience with horses. In the past 3 years, I have learned how to feed horses, muck stalls, turn horses outside to paddocks, pick hooves, groom, put the tack on a horse, became a horse leader, and started taking my own riding lessons. Our clients inspire me every time I work with them…striving, struggling, achieving, and experiencing the pure joy of horses. Volunteering with The Right Step has brought all of this into my life and has truly transformed me.
By Volunteer Julie Bever