On my first day I took the bus Intercórdoba to a suburb in the outskirts of Córdoba City. To commute to the volunteer project takes about 45 min. Because I did not want to arrive late on the first day (typical german…) I took a early bus and arrived an hour too earlier. But the people at the project were all very friendly and helpful. To have something to do I could prepare a horse and ride it.
Yesterday evening the first parents showed up at the therapy premise with their children. Quite a mixture, healthy children who came for riding lessons and disabled ones with physical and mental needs who came for the equine therapy. On my first day I met Gaby, a grown-up mentally disabled girl. Rarely I met before such a wonderful and hearty person. You could read her happiness written in her face riding her “Sirilo”, one of the therapy horses.
On the evening we had a lot to do, from the children´s riding lessons which I guided alone to the assistance of the therapy and the walkings with the horses. It was diversified and ragtag.
My boss, the equine therapy supervisor is a very friendly and open-minded person who always gives an ear to everybody. You feel comfortable and at home with him.
I recommend everybody who has the chance to go abroad to work in a social institution. The work there will influence yourself only in a positive manner…
Sandra L. (27) aus Karlsruhe