We have assembled a manual to
help new members become acclimated with policy and procedures at the sanctuary. These procedures have been designed
to ensure both the safety and well-being of both the equine residents and volunteers.
Please take the time to click on the links at the bottom of the page, read the content, and become aquainted with the
policies of the Horse Protection Society.
It may appear that there are a lot of policies and procedures to remember and follow.
Please be assured that we have implemented these only so that we can be assured that each and every horse receives the consistent
treatment he requires.
Often, the many tasks at the ranch are performed by a "skeleton crew";
people get very busy, and lack the time to answer questions, or provide demonstations. Consequently, questions from
new members, or even "senior" members go unanswered, sometimes resulting in frustration and confusion. But
PLEASE do not let this stop you from asking any questions or requesting direction. There will always be someone more
than happy to listen, demonstrate, answer questions, or help. It is the purpose of this manual to give an overview of
how things are done at the ranch and to help our members feel more confident with the "jobs" they complete, and
more satisfied with the time that they spend, at HPS.
At this time, we would also
like to invite you to attend Project Day. Members are notified each month by newsletter or email.
We have a pot luck lunch, where members are asked to bring something to share. It is the day where all members work
together to complete some larger project which needs to be done. During our lunch, we have an informal members'
meeting, where information regarding happenings at the ranch and fellowship are shared. It is a wonderful time to come
out and meet other members and get to know one another. With all our individual, busy schedules this sometimes proves
to be very difficult!
Finally, please allow us to thank you for your contribution
in making our horses happier and healthier. Every action, however small it may be perceived by you, is appreciated more
than you know.
Thank you and God bless you!