We are an active horse rescue organization that saves horses not only from abusive owners but from being sent to slaughterhouses. Horses come to us in need and we help restore them to health both physically and mentally. Positive human connection is a very important part of this restoration process.
Laughing Pony Rescue is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with caring for our rescue horses.
We are short of volunteers right now and could use people every day of the week for either the morning or afternoon shift.
The basic chores include:
exercising/riding the horses (option only for reliable longterm volunteers at morning shift)
helping with therapeutic and beginners lessons
enjoying the companionship of like-minded people and, of course, the horses!
What is in it for you?
learn (more) about horses and how to care for them
work with a team of passionate horse loving people of all ages
and of course get a lot of fresh air and a nice farmers tan!
This schedule is subject to change depending on the time of year and other conditions:
The morning routine starts at 7:45 and lasts about until around 1:00 (feeding, mucking, grooming, exercising and lessons).
The afternoon routine starts at 2:30 and usually ends around 5:00 (feeding, mucking, routine medical care).
Horse experience would be great but is not required as long as you are willing to learn. We are willing to teach!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Laughing Pony Rescue
PO BOX 32, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067, US
Laughing Pony Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate unwanted and abused horses of all breeds. Our long term goal is to have a facility where disabled children and adults can take part in therapeutic riding programs featuring rescued horses.
Laughing Pony Rescue currently takes care of over a dozen rescue horses on their property, which need volunteer's assistance to help clean, feed, and exercise daily. This will also help us continue to rescue horses from neglectful or harmful environments so we can train, rehabilitate, and place them in a safe rescue, ranch, or forever home.