Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: A small town in NY
• Horses: 0
It's so hard in the cold, dark winter months to keep all of the volunteers pumped when activities are slowed/limited! I know how you feel.
At my barn, they plan a lot of events. We had a Volunteer Appreciation Party a few weeks ago, and sometimes we have some of the kids come out and make crafts or bake cookies. Often, we invite volunteers to come exercise horses (even most of the non-horsey ones like to be leadlined!) We had a little horse show for the kids and the volunteers last month that was a hit. In the fall, we had a barn dance in our indoor (it might be too cold to do that now depending on where you live!)
Little get-togethers like tack cleaning parties or poop-scooping races and stuff like that keep people excited to come to the barn.
Hope I helped!
A horse is a mirror to your soul. And sometimes you may not like what you see. - Buck Brannaman