Organizers expected excited volunteers. What they didn't expect was the small turnout.
"We really need local volunteers and community members to help us out so that our riders can ride safely," said Kareb Grindler, Cedar Creek Founder."Most college students have left for the summer, but the center is hoping this meeting will help bring in citizens to help volunteer.
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 hourses.
Those who came to the training watched videos, learned how to groom a horse and how to handle one. For a handicapped person the experience of riding a horse can be freeing.
"I can't decribe my experience getting back up on a hourse after 25 years...It's like a kid in a candy store," said Nellie Owen, HorsebackRider.
The riding center is looking for about 40 more volunteers to help out this summer for two hours a week.
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