Volunteers Are Integral to the Horsemanship Ministry
Imagine you are standing next to a horse, physically vulnerable, and mentally terrified. How will you get on? How will you get off? How will you sit in that saddle way off the ground? How will you go, stop, and most importantly, steer? With your mind racing and your body doubtful of this situation, you turn to the volunteer who is smiling at you and say, “Could you please help me?”
The Warm Beach Horsemanship program is unique: we provide opportunities for riders from 6 to 86, across the entire spectrum of physical abilities. The only reason this is possible is due to our incredible volunteers assisting with everything from catching horses to side walking, doing maintenance tasks to cleaning tack, giving encouragement to keeping riders safe. Our volunteers are INCREDIBLE with their enthusiasm, skills, knowledge, and unwavering commitment.
Beginning “junior” riders depend on volunteers for the most basic supports: getting on, off, and leading while they ride. The horses depend on them for top-quality care that expresses how much we appreciate their partnership in this ministry. Clients depend on coming to a facility that is well-kept and organized, reflecting our heart for stewarding God’s resources well, which the volunteers help maintain diligently.
There are so many ways we can serve those around us and these remarkable individuals who volunteer with Horsemanship make dreams come true. Some commit their time to the seemingly menial tasks of barn chores while others walk miles alongside a rider; both are necessary for this ministry to function. For all the volunteers do, we are immensely grateful for their time, talents, and expertise.
Learn how to get involved with volunteering at Warm beach Horsemanship Here!
-Laura Schonberg, Administrative Assistant,
Warm Beach Horsemanship