Meet Barbara Ruslander
What Dream Catchers Means to Me
It’s like a cool drink of water on a hot day. That’s what Dream Catchers is for me. I had horses of my own for 20 years – an Appaloosa, 2 Thoroughbreds, and an Arabian – so I know the commitment it takes to keep them. I also know the magical experience of sharing time with them and learning from them. After my horses had crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I missed them TERRIBLY! A friend, Dick Ryan (see Volunteer of the Year board, 2001 & 2003), was one of the original Dream Catchers at Cumberland in New Kent and spoke highly of them. When I attended Orientation, I was astounded at the feel of this place. And in the time I have been volunteering, I continue to learn and be astounded. The horse care is superb. The staff is superb. The caring shown by everyone involved – human staff, 4 legged staff, volunteers all, is far beyond the expected. I love this place. It’s like a cool drink of water on a hot day.