From one of our wonderful clients:
"Two of my children spent a total of 5 weeks at the Carriage Barn as part of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. I cannot say enough wonderful things. It provided a wonderful escape from everyday stresses. While there you become removed from the constant "go" that we often feel. They were able to connect with animals and people on another level without the judgement that is felt in most situations. My boys gained much confidence by participating. They gained confidence in their ability to work independently, with others and with animals. They were expected to work hard, be dependable and stay up with the chores while also talking about how they were feeling, relaxing and having fun. They boys loved it & cannot wait to go back to help out!"
From one of our dedicated volunteers:
"Over a year and a half ago, I started my internship at The Carriage Barn. At the time I had no idea where accepting that position would take me, but it has been quite the journey. In that time I have met and worked with some incredible people who have taught me so much. The stories and experiences they have shared with me have inspired me to live each day to the fullest and to find joy whenever and wherever I can. Some days are long, difficult, and exhausting but it is all worth it for the moments when I witness the joy that being around horses and working with them brings to these amazing people.
Now I am proud to say that I work for The Carriage Barn and get to continue working with some extraordinary people and horses doing something I truly love. I can never thank Ann enough for taking me on as her intern and teaching me so much. She has been a fantastic mentor who continues to teach and motivate me every single day."