Get Involved!

Heart of Horse Sense needs volunteers to help in a variety of ways, both with and without horses.  There are so many ways you can help!  This is an opportunity to work with an organization providing important and often life-changing services to our local community.

Our volunteers help at HOHS-funded farms with things like barn and farm support, horse care and support. Our volunteers also help the organization with events, fundraising, outreach & education, and more!

Tours/Demonstrations take place up top at the arenas; follow the road past the white house and go up until you see the large barn on your left. Park there on your left! Directions to the farm below.

Volunteer Orientations take place at the Brick House: turn in at double-green mailbox at 7041 Meadows Town Road, drive behind the Brick House, and park past the fence there on your right.  Directions to the farm below.

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Saturdays on the Farm

Regular volunteering has begun on the following days, from 9:30-12:30. You MUST be an “Active” Volunteer to attend!

April 13, 20, 27

May 11, 18, 25

June 1, 15, 22

July 6, 13, 20

August 3, 17, 24, 31

Sept 7, 14, 21

Oct 5, 12, 26

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23

Dec 7, 14

Farm Closed to Volunteering: April 6, May 4, June 29, July 27, Aug 10, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 13, Dec 21 & 28

Special Event: June 8 (MANE EVENT!!!): click here to RSVP that you can assist!

 

On Saturdays we do Service including:

scrubbing buckets

weeding labyrinth 

cleaning arena office

projects to keep the farm shipshape

whatever else needs doing!
 

we also do Learning, including: 

Assisting Our Monthly Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning Tours and Demonstrations: Helping move horses and assist in the delivery of tours/demonstrations.

Learning Natural Horsemanship with Richard Knapp, or Horse Support with Kathleen Berlick, Chris Tucker, Jake LaRue, or Shannon Knapp

Horse Grooming: Offer special treatments & vitamins & minerals, take a horse to a sweet spot of clover and hang out, or whatever! 

Starting in April and running through December each year, we meet most Saturdays for volunteers to do some good, & get and give some horse loving!

 

Remember:
to volunteer, you need to complete the following 4 steps:

1. Fill out Online Volunteer Application

2. Sign & return the Waiver (included with the application)

3. Attend a Volunteer Orientation (check our calendar for the Volunteer Orientation Dates!

4. Attend a Tour/Demonstration (check our calendar for the Tour/Demonstration Dates!)

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@HeartofHorseSense.org. Technology challenges with the application or waiver? Contact Liz Grieco, our administrative assistant at admin@HeartofHorseSense.org for assistance! Liz also handles Background Checks and necessary paperwork for those wishing to work directly with clients.

 

We look forward to seeing you on
Saturdays on the Farm

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME VISITING THE FARM, WE RECOMMEND COMING VIA LEICESTER HIGHWAY. DO NOT FOLLOW GPS DIRECTIONS; THEY ARE OFTEN WRONG AND/OR PEOPLE OFTEN LOSE SERVICE IN THE TWISTS OF THE MOUNTAIN ROADS!

From Downtown Asheville

Take 240 towards W Asheville. Take the "19/23 South" exit to West Patton Avenue. Stay on W Patton for several lights, looking for double right turn with signs saying "Leicester". Take that right onto New Leicester Hwy/63.

Stay on New Leicester Hwy/63 for about 12 miles, looking for Meadows Town Road (also known as 1001). Meadows Town is a right turn only. You will also see signs for "Piney Grove Baptist Church" and sign that says "To Marshall". Make that right onto Meadows Town Road. *(Meadows Town is 2 miles past the Trading Post Grocery at N. Turkey Creek Road).

Go 3 miles in; just across the street from Piney Grove Baptist Church you'll see barns with green tin roofs; that's us. Make a right into driveway with white mailbox: 6919 Meadows Town Road.

Tours/Demonstrations take place up top at the arenas; follow the road past the white house and go up until you see the large barn on your left. Park there on your left!

Volunteer Orientations take place at the Brick House: turn in at double-green mailbox at 7041 Meadows Town Road, drive behind the Brick House, and park past the fence there on your right. 

From Weaverville/Marshall (19/23)

Take Marshall exit 25/70 toward Marshall. Go to courthouse (old 25/70, not bypass), cross French Broad (you'll be on Bailey's Branch). Follow for several miles.

At intersection w/ Bear Creek, Bailey's Branch becomes Meadows Town Road. Approx. 3 miles from Bear Creek intersection you'll come to another intersection w/ Teague Road on your left and Graham Road on your right. A few houses from that intersection there is a white mailbox: 6919 Meadows Town Road; turn in there! If you pass the Piney Grove Baptist Church on your right, you've just missed us. 

Tours/Demonstrations take place up top at the arenas; follow the road past the white house and go up until you see the large barn on your left. Park there on your left!

Volunteer Orientations take place at the Brick House: turn in at double-green mailbox at 7041 Meadows Town Road, drive behind the Brick House, and park past the fence there on your right. 

From Asheville Airport

Take 240 towards Asheville. Take the "19/23 South" exit to West Patton Avenue (it is a left exit off highway). Stay on W Patton for several lights, looking for double right turn with signs saying "Leicester". Take that right onto New Leicester Hwy/63.

Stay on New Leicester Hwy/63 for about 12 miles, looking for Meadows Town Road (also known as 1001). Meadows Town is a right turn only. You will also see signs for "Piney Grove Baptist Church" and sign that says "To Marshall". Make that right onto Meadows Town Road. *(Meadows Town is 2 miles past the Trading Post Grocery at N. Turkey Creek Road).

Go 3 miles in; just across the street from Piney Grove Baptist Church you'll see barns with green tin roofs; that's us. Make a right into driveway with white mailbox: 6919 Meadows Town Road.

Tours/Demonstrations take place up top at the arenas; follow the road past the white house and go up until you see the large barn on your left. Park there on your left!

Volunteer Orientations take place at the Brick House: turn in at double-green mailbox at 7041 Meadows Town Road, drive behind the Brick House, and park past the fence there on your right.