Hi ladies and gentlemen! I just found this forum a few hours ago and since then I've been engrossed in reading and viewing pics and videos. I don't own a horse but I had a lot of experience with them when I was a teenager. I'm 49 now and I just heard of a place where they do therapeutic riding with handicapped individuals and it's very close to home!
I went to the Equine Care Workshop and this Friday I will be going to my first "barn orientation." I believe after that I can start to volunteer! I can hardly wait!
Does anyone have any tips to offer someone like me who has ancient horse experience but nothing lately? I mean, I went on a one-hour trail ride right before Thanksgiving, but that was "pay by the hour" and it was hardly stimulating. But it did wet my appetite for more, and that's how I found this new gig!
I hope to get to know you and to learn much from you. Once I get busy at the farm (they call it a farm. They have six horses, two goats and a few bunnies), I will post some pics of their animals and me working with them. (That will come later.)
Wish me luck! One thing I could really use is advice on how to cool my jets, so to speak. I am so EXCITED and I don't want to start off on the wrong foot. How can I center myself so that when the animals are exposed to me, I don't get a bad rep?