I was compelled to volunteer at Hazelwild Farm in the therapeutic horseback riding program for children with disabilities. The activities the program offers assists in improving the children’s motor skills, flexibility, strength and many other physical and emotional attributes. With the help of friendly volunteers and the director of the program, these children look forward to their lessons and form a touching bond with the horses. The farm is run by local community members which allows some power to be used in a way that makes a difference in these children’s lives.
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I loved hearing about this organization and your work there! Non-profit work, and especially non-profit work that focuses on benefitting disabled people is often overlooked in society. It is especially overlooked in the context of power dynamics and the use of civilian power to make positive change in society, so I liked that we got to see a bit of that in the experiences you shared with us. The idea that people and communities can essentially create their own power without having to be government officials as a really nice one, and one that should be studied and considered more often.