True Character

17 Feb

volunteers“I heard about your farm from a friend of mine. Do you ever need help?” Lauren asked.

Do I need help? Does a duck need water, a horse need to gallop, or Frosty need to bark? OF COURSE I need help!

That Friday she came out to meet the menagerie of horses, dogs and children. Then we went out for a ride just the two of us and that’s when she shared that she was going through a tough time. Her friend, a neighbor of mine suggested my farm as a place where she would be around horses and children.

Lauren has done it all, from running next to Tommy as he learns to post to the trot or cleaning stalls with Timmy; she is there with a smile. Lauren does not hesitate to do what she is uncomfortable doing, from getting a horse in the pasture, to tacking up, she will try anything.

What I realize is that those that enjoy volunteering are those that have character. They ask nothing in return but to be of service to those that they care about and for that I am indebted.

Lauren is the one that I thought of when I read the sign:
Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.

Lauren, you are priceless! Thanks for choosing to be a part of Raise Your Dreams Farm!

Don’t forget to check out the horses and ponies available on When you post a horse, tack, clothing, etc. for sale you are helping Raise Your Dreams Farm help more children.

4 Responses to “True Character”

  1. amylk103 February 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM #

    All the volunteers at your farm are wonderful, especially Lauren. Can’t wait for better weather so we can get back there!

    • anythingforhorseandrider February 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM #

      ALL of my volunteers are true gems! Thought I would keep myself encouraged and post a “volunteer of the month” for each month. I am so depressed over this weather!

  2. RO February 18, 2014 at 1:33 PM #

    I would love to help at your farm, sucks to live so far away, haha! I did some volunteering for the local animal shelter and I always left with such a good feeling. Volunteers are priceless, like you said!

    • anythingforhorseandrider February 21, 2014 at 8:19 PM #

      I know it really is a great mood buster. There is nothing better than these little cupcakes riding our adorable ponies. I always wondered what I would do with my life, but now I know that there is nothing better than working with these kids! I wish you lived closer too!!!

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