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.”Continue reading “Meet The Herd-Indy”
“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.Continue reading “Volunteers With Heart”