Franklin High School sophomore Joshua Whitehead completed his Eagle Scout project at Saddle Up!, the region’s oldest and largest provider of recreational therapeutic horseback and equine-based programs.
Whitehead designed and built feed storage bins to keep Saddle Up!’s feed separate and organized, making it easier for trained volunteers to feed the therapy horses which serve more than 250 children a year.
The project was successful thanks to guidance and insights provided by some local, professional product experts. Mike Foster, a product manager for Tractor Supply Company’s animal division and father of an Eagle Scout, and two of his colleagues volunteered their expertise to Whitehead for the duration of the project, from brainstorming about design together to serving as consultants during the project build. Saddle Up! relies heavily on donations of all kinds—time, talents, supplies, etc.—so Joshua’s project fulfills a crucial need for the organization.