Meet The Herd-Indy

Indiana Jones, “Indy,” is our flea-bitten grey rock.  Born in 2000, Indy is a Connemara/Quarter Horse mix. In his prime, he was an event horse – dressage, jumper, and cross country. After a short retirement Indy joined Silver Lining Riding in 2016. Now in his fourth year as a therapy horse, Indy continues to help people overcome their challenges every day.  His puppy-dog personality wins over the most reluctant of students.  The more patience, tolerance, and willingness he shows, the more challenges are thrown his way.  New volunteer; wheelchair-bound students with significant physical restrictions; students who scream and grab uncontrollably — “go get Indy.”

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Volunteers, staff, and students alike get a kick out of his fun, impish personality.  The court jester of the herd is frequently found guilty of stealing hats, knocking over props, zipping and unzipping jackets, and getting cheeky with his handlers.  Despite his affinity for high jinks, he is a reliable partner when it comes to lesson time.

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Volunteers With Heart

“Volunesia:  That moment when you forget you’re volunteering to help change lives, because it’s changing yours.”    – anonymous

Welcome to Silver Lining Riding’s first blog!

Deciding on the all-important first topic was not an easy task.  Do I highlight the students?  The horses?  Maybe the staff?  Or the history of the organization?

Having just come through the season of thankfulness, a bright spot in the most challenging year in my lifetime, suddenly it was clear.  I realized what has evoked my deepest gratitude these last 9 months – Silver Lining Riding’s volunteers.

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