Riding Center Needs Help
However, Monday's meeting had a small turnout.
"We really need local volunteers and community members to help us out so that our riders can ride safely," said Cedar Creek founder Karen Grindler.
Those who came to the training watched training videos, learned how to groom a horse and how to handle one.
"One of the neat things about volunteering at Cedar Creek is it is a place where you can come out and participate and help somebody. But at the same time you can gain the knowledge of working with horses," Grindler said.
Cedar Creek offers handicapped people the opportunity to ride horses in a safe environment, claiming it's a therapeutic experience. But it can also be a fun one.
"I can't describe my experience getting back up on a horse after 25 years. It's like a kid in a candy store," said Dr. Nellie Owen, a rider.
The riding center is looking for about 40 more volunteers to work two hours a week to help during the summer. For more information you can call Cedar Creek at (573) 875-8556.