Thumbs up to a pair of local residents who are stepping up to expand horse programs for Chautauqua County 4-H. Julie Covert of Busti will lead classes for youth to work with miniature horses after watching her daughter Corinne participate in miniature horse competitions at the New York State Fair and noticing there were many areas of competition not offered by Chautauqua County 4-H. Julie Logan, a Mayville volunteer, will lead a hunter/jumper division of the Horse Program. 4-H hadn't had volunteers qualified to safely lead such classes in the past. Kasey Fanara of Jamestown and Marie Milliman of Fredonia, meanwhile, are volunteering to enhance the 4-H Cloverbud horse program. 4-H is still working to build its endowment at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, but it shouldn't be forgotten that volunteer time is just as valuable to 4-H as monetary donations. Thumbs up to those willing to give their time to a cause in which they believe.