Krystal’s Story – Starring Rufus

Person grooming horse

“The name of the horse that I ride is Rufus. I like him because he is very calm most of the time and is always focused on his job. Rufus has helped me gain more confidence, and believe in myself more, to overcome obstacles that get in the way. Rufus has taught me how to be a leader, and helped me develop leadership skills. He has also taught me how to be calm and patient under stressful circumstances.” – Krystal

Krystal has been in the Alumni program for four years; has been a Leader In Training at Urban Stable, helping younger students in the program; and a volunteer in our summer programs. Krystal is a quieter person by nature, but she has accomplished big things, stepping out of her comfort zone and becoming a leader, with the help of her horse, Rufus. 

The personal growth Krystal has experienced through working with Rufus has been huge. The hard work she has put in to grow, develop, and also use that growth to give back to others as a Leader In Training and program volunteer, was recognized this year when she received an Urban Stable L.E.A.D.S. Volunteer Appreciation award. 

Help more youth like Krystal find their confidence so they can achieve personal success and also give back to their communities.