25 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Equestrians

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This Saturday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day (#randomactsofkindnessday). Because being kind should be something you practice every single day, I’ve create a list of 25 random acts of kindness for equestrians to get you started on helping to make the world and the barn a better place.

25 Random Acts of Kindness for the Equestrian

  1. Have a clean-up-the-barn barn party.
  2. Help a stranger at the local feed store next time you are there – purchase their order, or help them load their order into their vehicle.
  3. Share your favorite new horse equipment or accessory on social media. People need to know!
  4. Call your Barn Bestie to chat about non-horsey things or just to check in.
  5. Clean a Barn Mates horse’s feed and water buckets.
  6. Be patient with your horse  – they can have bad days too.
  7. Share some hay or feed with someone who’s having trouble making ends meet.
  8. Sweep the whole barn aisle before you leave for the day.
  9. Leave an encouraging note for a Barn Mate having a bad day.
  10. Make  a donation to your favorite equine charity. (Like Rosemary Farm Sanctuary in NY)
  11. Give your horse extra treats, playtime or scratches.
  12. Horse sit for free for someone in need.
  13. Give your Barn Bestie a thank you for how much you appreciate their support.
  14. Volunteer some time with a local rescue or therapy riding program.
  15. Smile, breathe, relax as you ride – you and your horse will enjoy the resulting positive feelings.
  16. Snap some photos of your Barn Mates horse and create a quick photo album as a gift. (Chatbooks.com is a great way to do this!)
  17. Tell your trainer how much you appreciate them – even after they yell at you.
  18. Clean a Barn Mate’s tack.
  19. Ask your fellow Barn Mates if they need anything when you head to the store.
  20. Buy an extra pair of wraps, brushes, etc to have on hand if someone at the barn or show forget their own.
  21. Give your competition a compliment next time you compete.
  22. Do a load of barn laundry for a Barn Mate.
  23. Sneak a piece of tail hair and have a special memento created as a just because gift for your trainer, Barn Bestie or someone special. (Ex. Finian Horse Hair Bracelet for everyday wear from Spirithorse Designs.)
  24. Groom a Barn Mates horse before they arrive to ride.
  25. Hug your horse, kiss their nose, give them their favorite treat and tell them how much you love them!

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~ Princess Diana

In the comments below, let me know which number will be the first act of kindness you will do!

Until next time…

Live Kindly – Love Freely – Ride Always,

Angela


 

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