Ariella’s Experience with Flying Manes

This year I had the opportunity to volunteer with Flying Manes on Saturdays for a few weeks. Flying Manes is an organization that uses equine therapy to help kids with mental and physical disabilities. As a volunteer I prepare the horses for lessons, lead the horses, and act as a secondary sidewalker. This experience has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done! I get to pair my love for horses with my passion for community service, and I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the best kids and horses during my time there. It’s incredible to see the difference that hippotherapy can make in kids that have trouble walking or expressing themselves. This opportunity has been very impactful in my life and I look forward to volunteering with the Flying Manes summer camp program and continuing to volunteer during the school year.

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