PERSONAL PONIES LTD

Personal Ponies Ltd provides small UK Shetland ponies to children that are differently able. There is no charge for our services and not one of of our volunteers are paid a penny. As we head into our 27th year, there about 1800 ponies in our program scattered around the country with volunteers in almost every state sharing ponies with children that need a special friend. There is a special magic that happens when a small pony is paired with a small child that is indescribable.
May 24, 2013

What is happening around Personal Ponies

Hello Friends of Personal Ponies,

Thank you again for your support and for helping us to spread a little pony magic around the country.  This spring we have used some of our donations to help move ponies to new volunteers.  There are several ponies in North Dakota that have needed to move because one of our families experienced many hardships and could no longer care for them.  The funds you provided were very needed and appreciated.

We have other ponies in South Dakota that will also need to be moved as soon as possible and your donations will help with that as well.  Otherwise, we have used your funds to help us with buying hay for those in need and gelding a pony or two!

We are also in the process of saving money where we can to help support some of our volunteers that need money to come to our National Conference in October in New York.  This conference happens once every two to three years and is the only time our volunteers can sit down face to face and share stories, learn from each other and make plans for their programs.  It is truly a valuable experience and so needed since we are all spread from one end of the country to another.

As always, I encouarge each of you to please share our program with those you know and let them know that you supported us and hopefully they will too.

All the best and with gratitude,

Denise Chasin

Mar 8, 2013

Getting Through Winter

James gets his ponies
James gets his ponies

Dear Friends of Personal Ponies,

We can almost say winter is behind us!  This is always something we all look forward to because spring means shedding pony coats and more time to be out and about with the children we serve.  Some of our volunteers though are lucky enough to live in warmer climates and have spent all winter out and about making pony magic!

The funds we had collected for 2012 have been very helpful and in this report I just want to share a few places we have used the donations received through 2012.  We had one family in Michigan that lost their jobs and were not sure they could keep the ponies for their children.  We were able, because of all of you, to provide enough funds for hay and feed for the winter are happy to report that the family is soon working again and life will be good!

We also had a long time volunteer pass away towards the end of last year who housed five of our ponies and ran a community program for Personal Ponies.  We were faced with relocating the ponies and making sure they could be cared for in the interim.  We provided funds for hay and feed and basic care and tehn were able to transport the ponies to a new volunteer who has taken over and actually expanded our program in Minnesota.

We also had a darling young boy who had surgery.  He had many surgeries and many of you may remember him because we wrote about him once before.  Through our donations, we were able to bring to him a pair of driving ponies upon his return from the hosptial.  We also were able to buy him harness to use so he could drive them.

And the list goes on.  We really are deeply appreciative of the support from each of you.  It allows the chance to reach out to so many and keep the magic of our ponies alive for the children that we serve.

All the best,

Denise Chasin

National Director

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Dec 14, 2012

Santa's Wishlist!

Dear Friends of Personal Ponies,

First and foremost, Personal Ponies wishes each of you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.  Thank you for being part of the magic we work so hard to offer all year by providing a small UK Shetland pony to any child that might benefit from the loving interaction of our fury friends.  As the year comes to a close, I cannot help reflect on where we have been and what our needs are heading into the new year.

As usual, we have had a busy year of moving ponies and having new volunteers enter our program, helping those with economic and health struggles, getting ponies from point a to point b and c and d, and working out our plans for future breeding.  We are fotunate, thanks to those that have provided economic support to us, that we have had the funds avaiable this year to be helpful to many volunteers all over the country.  This includes situations such as a single mother in Michigan lost her job and did not want to have to return her ponies.  We have used the funds donated through Global Giving to help pay for hay and support the ponies while she searches for a job.  Another time we used the funds to send money to transport ponies from Virgina to Georgia to surprise a young boy as he came out of his 8th surgery at age 7.

Two of the biggest areas we need to increase our donations is transportation and emergency support.  There is nothing more stressful for a family that loves and needs their ponies to have to return them due to economic and usually temporary hardship.  And the other area is getting our ponies to the kids that need them is very costly and we need to increase what is available nationally to help folks get the children their ponies.  The other area on Santa's list are funds that will be put aside to further develop and preserve our breeding program.   Keep in mind that all of the ponies in our program are bred by us and we take full responsiblity for their lives from birth to death.  Right now there are 1400 ponies in our care and we have to always keep an eye on the future and maintain the high bar of excellence in our breeding.

Personal Ponies has gone to great lengths to find bloodlines and develop a breeding program that ensures our ponies are well suited for the job they are doing.   This is something that many are unaware of as they are not invovled in the building blocks of our foundation which is ponies that are suited for this job!!!!!  Imagine ponies that are wide, round low to the ground and have a gentle heart and are willing to stand for hours while a child that is differently able brushes him/her or sings to him/her or even sits and reads to him/her.  You get hte picture!

I am sharing a few photos here that are my personal favorites from this year.  Please, if you will, share our program with others and consider us as you determine how you spend your charitable donations this year.  We really need you and I hope you have a warm smile as you view our pictures.

Many thanks to all and Happy Holidays,

Denise Chasin

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