Posted on Oct 15, 2014
Volunteering at the Gentle Barn has been one of the best and most rewarding decisions of my life. When I started 3 years ago as a volunteer horse groomer, Ellie patiently taught me how to pamper their amazing horses with a calming, gentle touch. As the horses began to honor me with their trust, bonds were formed that were literally life changing. It’s a powerful, magical feeling to connect with a horse. Any morning I am lucky enough to spend with the horses is the best! Their gentle strength and beauty leave me with a happy, peaceful feeling all day. Enjoying the experience with awesome horse manager Manuel, lovable dog Luna, and wonderful volunteers John, Linda and Elyse is a great plus too! I dearly love every horse and donkey at the barn, but Monty was the first horse I bonded with and he will always be my special boy! My goal in volunteering was to give, but there is no doubt that I GET more than I give! I am so grateful to Ellie and Jay for allowing me this opportunity!