My Personal Experiences With The Sociology Program Essay

1117 Words Jun 5th, 2015 5 Pages
When I was first introduced to the project I spoke to many of my friends about their own personal experiences with the sociology program and where they recommended to volunteer. After much consideration I decided that Equestrian Connection was the place I wanted to volunteer. I only called once and signed myself up for their volunteer brochure. They contacted me back Immediately and sent me specific training dates at which I could come to Equestrian Connection to get verified as a sidewalker. I hadn’t thought about signing up elsewhere because the overall aspect of their organization interested me so much. Working with not only animals but disabled children has interested me way before the sociology volunteer project was assigned.

Equestrian Connection was founded by Diana Schnell who she herself has two disabled sons. She felt as if hippotherapy helped her son 's much more than regular therapy did. They began their organization with only twenty clients and four horses. They rented space in a hunter jumper barn and since then have expanded to have their own barn with multiple acres of land and lake side property for the horses and riders. Equestrian Connection is one of the largest equine therapy centers in the country but still want to expand and provide their services further. Equestrian Connection operates it’s funding through many donations and sponsors. They also have multiple fundraisers like “Band in the Barn” where the public is invited to come and have a good time…

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