Snohomish resident Lillian Hinett has been named as Save a Forgotten Equine’s April Volunteer of the Month. She was selected for this honor largely because of the numerous times she fills in when there’s a vacancy on a shift. Lillian has a regular chores shift at the barn; and even with her heavy work schedule away from SAFE and through recent surgery, she soldiers through like a trooper. She’s strong, she’s cheerful and dependable – a SAFE kind of volunteer!
Lillian was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Washington in 1989 to be close to her family. She became involved with horses while a teenager and was part of a Girl Scout troop which focused on horse activities. The troop did a lot of riding and camping trips in Palm Springs and the San Bernardino mountains.
While she doesn’t own a horse at the moment, Lillian says the SAFE horses are like having her own pony. “I can love on them knowing they will love me back.” Her favorite SAFE horses are two lovely mares, Stella, a Paso Fino Cross and Nashville, a Quarter Horse.
Lillian says she particularly likes volunteering with others that make SAFE possible and being around the horses. When not volunteering at SAFE, Lillian works in retail and enjoys kayaking and biking.