By Dan Roark
Non-profits cannot survive without volunteers and New Hope is no exception. Despite the weather of the first of the week, not only did lessons begin this week (albeit late), but volunteer training sessions began as well.
Emily and Sharla co-led the training session with eight prospective volunteers. Claire assisted by being the rider or the demonstrations. The volunteers learned to sidewalk a rider and horse at a walk and a trot, how to react if the rider falls forward, back, or to the side, and how to activate an emergency dismount should the occasion arise.
Emily ended the training session by telling the volunteers how to sign up to volunteer for lessons and demonstrated the phone app. All in all, a very good training session despite wet arena and darkened skies.
Ride on and ride for hope.