Would you recommend Laughing Pony Rescue?
If you are looking for hands on work around horses, this is the place. I volunteer on the morning shift from 7-12:30. It can be hard work - mucking, sweeping, feeding - but so rewarding when you know how much you're helping some of these amazing animals. Plus there is lots of time to interact with the horses and learn all that is involved in caring for and treating them properly. Although the horses have been rescued from sad situations, you'd hardly know it by seeing them now. They are happy and getting healthier every day. It's great to be a part of that. Plus, Celia is a wealth of horse knowledge. If you ever contemplated getting a horse, volunteering here gives you a tremendous respect for the time and commitment the proper care and feeding of a horse requires. Volunteers considering this should be really committed to being at their shift every week unless they can find another volunteer to cover for them.
The Laughing Pony Rescue is a great place to volunteer because it is aimed at helping the horses but also people with disabilities.
I would recommend it to anyone outdoorsy with a "rolling up your sleeves and get things done" mentality (and anyone who doesn't mind getting a wet horse smooch every once in a while).
It is very rewarding to see when one of the rescues finds a new home and I personally learned a lot about understanding horses better as the owner has years of experience in training and breaking horses.
I believe animals have the ability to help those who are down or with disabilities, they have a natural healing power and make you happy