This summer, we were invited to be presenters at Thurmont’s summer rec program called ‘A Day in the Park.’ So, this past Wednesday, we loaded up Geysir the horse and our two goats for a little outing to the Thurmont Community Park. Here, we greeted their 17 campers for a morning of animal fun!
The campers came in small groups to learn about our animals and get some hands-on time with them, too! After greeting the animals with our ‘animal handshake,’ everyone got busy brushing and currying the animals. This, we told them, is a great way of getting everyone comfortable around the animals – and getting the animals used to having new people around them.
After that, the kids took turns leading the goats and the horse around the park. For the goats, we set up a little obstacle course with cones, hula hoops, a wooden bridge, and more! It was so cool to see the kids’ confidence grow as they learned how to navigate our goats and horse.
The campers and volunteers alike were exceptionally grateful for our visit. We were so happy to be invited and get the chance to share our animals with our local townsfolk!