Dusty the Wonder Horse

Today I was reading the news on LinkedIn, and came across this wonderful blog post called Fundraising Fridays. This is a blog dedicated to making non-profits successful, and every Friday they are encouraging people to donate $10 to a non-profit of their choice.

Dusty's Riders is a non-profit organization that takes at-risk and inner city youth on horse related outings to increase their self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence. Kids get to feed, lead, groom, learn anatomy of a horse, go on an hour trail ride, and get pizza for lunch. For many, it is the first time they have ever seen a horse, let alone ride one. Most say it is the best day of their lives. 

Dusty is a real horse, an appaloosa gelding who loves kids and watermelon. Dusty makes kids smile, kids who may not have anything else to smile about. He gives them confidence and a sense of accomplishment that they can carry home with them. The kids who come to us learn intangible concepts such as teamwork, self-awareness, the power of praise, the joy of shared experiences and memories, all through confidence building activities.

We are a 100% volunteer-driven organization, with zero paid staff, and 92 cents of every dollar raised puts a kid in a saddle. We have lots of exciting events planned for our future, and are hoping to add more activities and help more kids. We need your support!


  1. Well said, lady. So happy to have you in the Dusty's Riders family and a personal friend! Should have your help write our newsletter!!!!!


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