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You Don't Have to Own A Horse to Be Around Them

 

You Don't Have to Own A Horse to Be Around Them

 

Some of us a fortunate to be able to own a horse or two (or three . . .).  There are other horse lovers that do not for various reasons.  But, wait!  There are still ways to be around horses, even without owning one.

 

One way, is to volunteer.  There are many organizations and events in Eastern Pennsylvania that use volunteers to help.  

 

Equi-librium is a therapeutic riding center located outside of Nazareth, PA.  They are non-profit and rely on volunteers to assist in various tasks.  They provide training for their volunteers.  And you can volunteer as many hours as you are able to.

 

4H Horse clubsFor the youth, each county in Eastern Pennsylvania has several 4H horse clubs.  Here members from ages 8-18 can not only learn about horses, but also learn leadership skills and other skills which will  be used in the future in daily lives.  The only requirement for members is to want to learn more about horses.  4H also relies on adult volunteers - and no horse knowledge is required.  The volunteers can assist the leaders of the clubs in setting up field trips, taking care of paperwork, etc.  The adults can even sit in on club meetings to learn about horses.

 

Another youth organization, where adults can volunteer are chapters of U.S.P.C. (United States Pony Club).  This is a national non-profit organization,  There are several located in Eastern Pennsylvania.   There also may be an adult chapter, known better as Pony Club Horsemasters, that follow the same guidelines as U.S.P.C.

 

Rescue organizations are always in need of help.  Last Chance Ranch, After the Races, SPCA in individual counties, are just a few.  There are many, many more.

 

How about helping the mounted police unit.  There are several in Eastern Pennsylvania and they could use some volunteers to assist with taking care of the horses.

 

Volunteering at horse eventsMany horse events are always looking for volunteers.  Some of them are eventing (always in need of fence judges), various hunter/ jumper or dressage shows,  

 

Volunteering helps the organization and the community.  It is also a great way to meet others that enjoy horses . . . . and you get to spend time doing what you enjoy.

 

Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBrigita McKelvie, Associate Broker • January 29 2016 07:00AM

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Great tip for the horse lovers.  My grand daughter, who lives in New Hampshire, owns a horse.  When she's not riding she's helping out around the stables.  The activities are definitiely skill builders.

 

Posted by Mickey Hayward, Farm - Land - Home Sales & Commercial Real Estate (Sunset Properties, Hayward Realty) about 3 years ago

Mickey,

I agree with you.  My son and daughter were in 4H and USPC.  They have turned out very responsible and hard working.  I also have a 4H horse club.  Some of the members help out at the barn they ride at, plus they help with many events our club participates in.  It truly prepares them for the future.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 3 years ago

I just love being able to see your horsey posts all the time :-)  Thanks!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 3 years ago

Kristin,

I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this post.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 3 years ago

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