“2019 National Meet A Horse Day”, we are welcoming families to come meet & help the horses

  • Location
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Status

The Problem

July 21 2019 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at 19801 Sheridan St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332, USA F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary PLEASE SIGN UP AT https://www.allforgood.org/projects/VQqpZnky Follow the road to the back of the property & park in the parking lot. Then walk through the big red gate and go to the far left row of stalls to sign in. In honor of "National Meet A Horse Day", we would like to introduce families to the love of animals. We can help families volunteer together and find something new that they are all interested in. We have tasks for everyone and we hope to give them a peak into "farm and ranch life". Helping F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will not only teach families how to care for rescue horses and other farm animals, it will also teach families about the time it takes, the financial cost involved with horse ownership, the responsibility and commitment it takes to own a animal that lives for 30+ years .

Our Plan

As Broward County Florida's oldest and largest horse rescue & sanctuary, we know that families who play together stay together. Currently, we have 51 Equine. There are 48 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 1 hinny, 6 potbellied pigs, 2 farm pigs, 1 sheep, 6 goats and a cat. We welcome all ages to interact with the animals and encourage families to to help together. It is a great way to get back to nature, take in the fresh air and help make the difference in the lives of rescued animals. Regular daily chores include; dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mow grass, paint, maintenance and anything else that might come up. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. We need volunteers when it is hot, cold and raining. We look forward to seeing you at the ranch!

Themes Addressed

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    Pets & Companion Animals

The Benefit

Here is how the project went:

It went well however, the weather was bad. We believe we would have more people had it been a sunny day.

Through this project I/we learned:

The work will get done. When people meet the horses, they tend to want to help them more and give more of themselves. So, we did get all the work done it just took a little longer with fewer people and bad weather.

What I/we might change:


My/our favorite part of this project was:

Seeing the people interact with the horses and watching which horses the people were drawn to.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

You can't change the weather but if you stay positive and let the volunteers know that the work must be done rain, shine, snow or heat, they will stick it out with you.

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