Get your dirty horse a bath and help out a local youth-based program

Whispering Canyons is a Logan-based non-profit foundation that provides underprivileged girls with the opportunity to learn horsemanship skills in a fun, safe and supervised manner. And they are organizing their first Horse Wash for the public – Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cache County Fairgrounds. On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, Grace Gallup talked about how they came up with the idea.

“We just decided that we wanted to do something fun and something that we could show about our horsemanship skills. So decided that one of those ways we could do it is have a little horse wash. Because we’ve had car washes and stuff and we thought why don’t we have a horse wash,” Gallup explained.

The cost is just $10. All you have to do is bring your horse with a halter and lead rope and they’ll take care of the rest. Gallup discussed what her role is at Whispering Canyons.

“I’m a volunteer trainer down here and I probably help five to six girls. There’s probably 15 girls altogether and they’re all just super-sweet. They’re very willing to listen. They come after school and they have to clean their horses’ stalls and take care of all the stuff. They’re all very responsible young girls.”

Gallup says one of the aims of the program is to teach the girls life skills and help them develop trust and compassion. As a result they do better in school and it gives them something to look forward to after school and homework. Donations are always welcome and to find out more information visit <a href=”http://www.whispering-canyons.org” target=”_blank”>www.whispering-canyons.org</a>

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