Carol Gosselin is a lover of horses. When she was about 5 years old, she saw her first horse on TV and has loved them ever since. As a child, she collected model horses and made scrapbooks with pictures of them, though she unfortunately did not have many opportunities to ride. In the past 7 years, she has indulged her love of horses through her active volunteer work, both at The Therapeutic Equestrian Center and at Legacy Farm in Easthampton. She also volunteers as a fence judge for King Oak Farm’s Horse Trials. Carol takes lessons at Tough-E-Nuf Stables in Southampton, MA. She also rides some of her friends’ horses and cares for them when her friends are away on vacation.
Carol has been with TEC since it reopened in September of 2005. She had originally met Judy Zedonis at King Oak Farm through her volunteering as a fence judge, so when Judy called asking if she would like to volunteer, her love of horses and volunteering made it impossible to refuse, and she has been a loyal volunteer ever since. Her usual volunteer tasks include tacking, leading, and untacking the horses as well as sidewalking during the lessons, which she is utterly amazing at. Her favorite things about being a TEC volunteer are seeing hwo much the riders love riding and watching how much they gain, both physically and emotionally, from riding. She also loves that she can give back to the community while also spending so much time with amazing people and equally amazing horses. If Carol could change anything about TEC and had unlimited resources to do so, she would ensure that they had everything on their Wishlist.
Carol is just one of the many spectacular people who volunteer at TEC. Check out her blog at http://www.portraitswithhorses.com/blog/ in the archives section under the alias Horse Gal.
If you would like to become a TEC volunteer like Carol, fill out the paperwork and come to TEC! We would love to have you!