I’m just going to be right up front with you, this article is probably going to seem like a love letter to our volunteers at The Right Path, mostly because that’s exactly what it is. If you have ever volunteered at a nonprofit organization, you know exactly what I’m talking about. People of all ages show up to give their time, energy, and skills, willingly knowing that the only compensation is the joy of serving others. Although if you’re lucky, you might get to witness the difference you’ve made in someone else’s life.
Many see summer as a time to take it easy and relax. School is out, the weather is hot, and the tea is sweet. But, here at The Right Path, summer is the time we get things done that are often put off during our regular semester. One reason we can accomplish more in a … Continue reading Getting Things Done: Summer Edition
Photo: Leslie Kirkland, founder; with Michael, William's Walk Driving Program Participant; and horse, Bud. What makes a great organization great? Well, its values, for one. It's people, for another. But more importantly, the values driving its people truly set a non-profit apart. What would motivate someone to give up their time, energy, talent, or financial … Continue reading Motivated By Love
How Could YOUR Unique Skill Set Fit in at The Right Path? Do the bleak days of winter leave you searching for a meaningful outlet for your energy and talents? Do you have time on your hands and want to feel connected to a community of people making a difference in the lives of others? … Continue reading Volunteers Make a Difference
The Secret to This Semester's Smiling Successes “Can I tell you something about me?” the boy with the cutest little smile asked. “Sure!” I replied, surprised by his boldness. I had only just met this little fellow from Mrs. Wooten’s class. “I’m a really great hugger,” he said, throwing his arms open wide. **heart melting** … Continue reading Rotations, Rotations, Rotations
The Right Path presents a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY to support our future whether or not you can attend our gala. 100 Golden tickets are available for the next two weeks or until sold out. For $50 per ticket, an auction item could be yours. Choose from one of the nine options listed below valued at $270 to $2,400. There … Continue reading Golden Tickets
The Right Path Riding Academy is celebrating 25 years of service to children and adults living with disabilities, youth facing challenges that increase the risk of dropping out of school, veterans/first responders learning to cope with life after trauma resulting from their service, literacy support for first grade students in Title I school, and mini-horse … Continue reading Celebrating the Past ~ Funding the Future
The Cushing, OK branch of Enbridge, a North American energy delivery company, partnered with us here at The Right Path. Five of their employees generously volunteered their time and talents to help us repair fencing and build part of our new Extreme Mountain Trail course for our Hooves on the Ground veterans program. Their skill … Continue reading Thank you, Enbridge!
Have you ever wondered why we use horses? Unlike many other animals, horses have the unique ability to perceive the cognitive and emotional state of humans. According to PATH Intl., “Equines are able to perceive, respond to, and learn from the impressions they receive from minimal sensory stimuli. The stimulus may originate from changes in … Continue reading Why Horses?
Have you ever heard the term “horses have five hearts”? Well, that’s because the frogs (not the ones that croak and hop; the v-shaped, sponge-like tissue in the middle of the hoof) function similarly to a heart by pumping blood. The horse was created without a muscular structure surrounding the veins in its lower … Continue reading What Has 5 Hearts?