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Video: How to Change a Life

The Flag Foundation for Horse/Human partnership re-purposes race horses as teachers in the emerging field of equine-guided education.

Courtesy Hank and The Square Peg Foundation

Retrained Thoroughbreds Help Autistic, Disabled Kids

Joell Dunlap's Square Peg Foundation helps ?square pegs,? the people and horses who don?t fit neatly into a one-size-fits-all society. She has found that working together, horse and rider teams help one another in critical, life affirming ways.


Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Thirteen-year-old Lacey Jo Edge helps with the Unwanted Horse Coalition and Operation Gelding.

National High School Rodeo Association Joins the Alltech Ag Network on iHigh

January 2012--In joining the the Alltech Ag Network on, the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) has a feature-rich platform that will enable them to post news articles, share photos and video clips, and even live-stream broadcast their events online and to mobile devices.

The EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation was established in August 2002 as an IRS tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charity to raise public awareness of the value of horses in our everyday lives through education and grant awards.

Volunteering at the Kentucky Horse Park

Volunteers are regularly needed to assist KHP staff on a daily basis and are vitally important when the park plays host to world-class events like the World Equestrian Games, Rolex- Kentucky Three-Day-Event, special presentations, and major museum exhibitions.

Days End Farm Horse Rescue volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities in Equine Organizations

Ready to volunteer? Check out the opportunities at these equine organizations.

Trail riding

Creating Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use

Building sustainable trails for equestrian use

Courtesy Horse & Rider

Starting a Youth Horse Club

Learn what's involved in starting a new youth horse club for horse crazy kids and find information on where to go to get more details.

Pony Club. Courtesy Horse & Rider

Pony Club Links

Here are links to a selection of Pony Clubs around the world.

Pony Club Horsemasters' Program for Adult Volunteers

So You Want to Volunteer at a Horse Organization?

Helping horses and people in need can be a rewarding experience, but consider what it will take before you commit to volunteering at a horse organization.

Therapeutic riding

Therapeutic Riding Links

Here is a selection of Therapeutic Riding Centers and Organizations.

McFadden Ranch

Body and Spirit: For Special Riders Only

Body and Spirit, based at McFadden Ranch in Greybull, WY, is a therapeutic riding program for the mentally or physically challenged.

Trail Riding

How to Negotiate with Residential Developers

From a major residential developer, tips on how advocates for equestrian and horse trail access can work with developers to preserve trail access.

Scribing for a Dressage Judge

Thinking Horseman columnist Kip Goldreyer explains why the delights of scribing for a dressage judge outweigh the difficulties.

William Fox-Pitt. Photo Hunter Messineo

Volunteers Welcome in Horse Industry

Many equine-oriented nonprofit organizations rely on hands-on help from volunteers to make it through each day. Whether you can spare as little as an hour a month or as much as a few days a week, there are dozens of ways you can make a contribution to the equestrian community as a volunteer.

Posse Power: Volunteer Mounted Patrols

A volunteer mounted unit in Ohio has learned how to have fun with other horse people, build skills and help keep public areas safe while riding the trails ? even if you don?t have your own horse.

Girl on Grey. Courtesy Horse & Rider

Learn the Pony Club Way

The ideal of Pony Club, in essence, is a happy, comfortable child on a happy, comfortable horse. The organization's mission statement also targets "responsibility, moral judgment, leadership, and self-confidence" as qualities to be developed in members.