When many of us think of horse we think of cowboys and the Wild West. We think of nature tamed and harnessed for the benefit of man. But do we ever stop for a second to wonder why this is so valued? These animals were once free to roam the prairies and to live without human interaction, but this has been all but eliminated.
Horses, just like any other animal, belong in nature, in their habitat with other horses. We as humans have the responsibility of protecting this habitat and to respect horses for the beautiful living creatures that they are. This planet was made with all living things in mind and our actions to stamp out all other species besides our own will only destroy us in the end. Biodiversity is essential to life and humans need animals in order to survive. Our treatment of creatures such as horses seems to indicate we’ve forgotten that, and for our own sake it’s time we set out to correct this.
Horses and humans can get along in all sorts of ways. People such as veterans and those with autism have found special connections with hoses and this relationship has dramatically improved their lives. To be able to preserve and protect these animals, more people need to have these experiences.
Our work with hoses allows people to connect personally with these animals, to see their beauty and to understand their desire to live. Having this experience is life-changing and perspective-altering and will inspire compassion towards these animals that perhaps had never been present before. Getting children involved in these events makes our impact even higher. They are the next generation and exposing them to this kind of compassion early on sets us up for a better world in the future.
The site is located at the barn BEHIND the main house ( the front of the house will also be marked with a blue C3GB shirt where we will first check you in before entering the horse area). We will meet in front of the barn. Please wear your blue C3GB shirt. We will provide them for those who don't have one. Please also wear close-toed shoes (hiking or work boots and sneakers are preferred as we will be working alongside the horses brushing their coat and tail, cleaning the stalls, packing hay, replenishing their water supply, and possibly painting fences. Water will be provided but feel free to bring VEGAN snacks of any kind. We ask that you please respect their sanctuary's policy of vegan food ONLY. Street parking will be available. This is a 'Rain or Shine' event. Lastly, please cancel your RSVP if your plans change and you cannot attend. This is a capacity-restricted event so space is very limited and "no-shows" take away an opportunity for someone else to attend in their place.
RSVP slots are always limited and we make a minimum volunteer commitment to our partner organizations. If you believe you will not be able to make this opportunity, please cancel your RSVP, at least, 48 hours before the event, so we can allow someone else to participate. “No-shows” are strongly frowned upon :( and could result in you being removed from our database. Thank you for your compliance.