Leading a team is an effective way of identifying strengths and weaknesses of any community. Leadership events can be held at the facility as teams compete against each other for the best kept and trained horses at the retreat as well as the best maintained tack. Historically children were, and some still are, awarded a small horse/pony. This can still be done with support and training which will make a big difference to these new young horse owners as well as their new horse- buddies.

Very importantly the cost of maintaining a horse can be introduced and participation in fund raising events will enable the horsemen to fund some of the up-keep of their horses.