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.
Feb 21, 2012

A New Year, Creating Magic

Hugs for the Child in All of us
Hugs for the Child in All of us

Hello to all our friends and supporters.  This year seems to be whizzing by thus far.  Our year started out in a whirlwind of activity having to move several of our ponies to new caretakers as a result of illness, financial challenges and simply life changes.  We were so very fortunate to have several new volunteers join our program in Texas, Arizona, Oregon, North Carolina and Georgia.  All the ponies are doing well.  Funds have been very helpful in these transitions as the cost to move ponies is so very high.  In addition, several volunteers had financial challenges and our National office used some of our global giving funds to bring the ponies up to date on their shots, health care papers etc to be ready for their new homes. There is a link below from one of our programs in Idaho.  This is a perfect collage of all that we do and of a program that is entering its 10th year.  Personal Ponies Nationally is in its 27th year but each State began sometime after.   Please do take a few minutes to watch this video.  It will bring smiles to you all and you will see how we create a little magic in the lives of those we serve.

Bringing smiles
Bringing smiles

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Dec 6, 2011

Personal Ponies - Year in Review

Mathew Meets his Pony for the first time
Mathew Meets his Pony for the first time

Dear Friends,

This has been an interesting year.  Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados in record proportions!!!  Nonetheless, Personal Ponies is well rooted after 27 years of service to children with special needs.   Although more funds were needed than ever before to support our volunteers and ponies, we are still reaching those that need us.  To summarize, a few projects that were funded by our Global Giving program are listed below.  This will give you an idea of what is needed and how you can help!

1.  Transport of two ponies from Idaho to Oregon to reach a child with Cerebal Palsy.  $400 was sent to help with health certificates for our ponies and transport costs to get the ponies to Oregon.

2. Gelding two young colts in Texas.  A long time volunteer sold her ranch due to financial struggles forcing her to return seven ponies to the program.  All seven will be placed with new volunteers in Texas but two young colts had to be gelded costing $500.

3. Gelding a wonderful stallion in Minnesota after one of our caretkers passed away from a year long struggle with brain cancer.  The family will carry on the program but will no longer breed and did not have the funds available after medical costs,etc.

4.  Getting two ponies ready for Christmas to surprise a young boy in two weeks!  Cost for health papers, etc $300

5.  Removing five ponies from a volunteer who has financial problems after a business closure.  Ponies need all their health records updated and cost of travel.  They are all in good new homes serving many children, mostly in Maryland.  The cost to assist and get everyone where they are going was $800.

THANK EACH AND EVER ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP.  WE ARE A SMALL PROGRAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE BY ONE.  WE ARE 100 PERCENT VOLUNTEER AND NO ONE IN THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION IS PAID A PENNY.  THIS MAKES YOUR HELP ALL THE MORE APPRECIATED AND NEEDED!!!!

DO WATCH OUR VIDEO BELOW.  IT WILL WARM YOUR HEARTS! 

I hope you will consider us for your end of the year contributions and help us reach out to more children in 2012!

With Gratitude,

DENISE CHASIN

NATIONAL DIRECTOR, PERSONAL PONIES LTD.

One of the Ponies that were relocated to MD,
One of the Ponies that were relocated to MD,

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Oct 19, 2011

Update and Global Giving Matching Day

CADDY MEETS HIS NEW FRIEND, FAITH
CADDY MEETS HIS NEW FRIEND, FAITH

HELLO FRIENDS OF PERSONAL PONIES,

 

TODAY, OCT 19TH, GLOBAL GIVING IS OFFERING TO MATCH ALL DONATIONS!!!  I HOPE THIS REPORT MAKES IT OUT IN TIME. 

PERSONAL PONIES HAS HAD A BUSY COUPLE OF MONTHS WITH SEVERAL OF OUR PONIES MOVING TO NEW HOMES.  THE LATEST ASSISTANCE WENT TO A FAMILY IN OREGON WHO NEEDED HELP PAYING FOR TRANSPORT OF TWO PONIES FROM WASHINGTON STATE TO OREGON .  THEIR DAUGHTER HAS CP AND IS VERY EXCITED FOR HER TWO NEW PONIES TO REACH HER THIS WEEK.  LADY ANNA AND STORM WILL ARRIVE OVER THE WEEKEND TO BRING HER MANY SMILES AND MAGIC.

WE ALSO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT OTHER TRAVEL, A PAIR OF BROODMARES FROM OKLAHOLMA TO LOUISIANNA, A PONY SWAP FROM MARYLAND TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND MANY OTHERS AS WELL.  IN ADDITION, FUNDS HAVE BEEN USED TO HELP WITH USUAL HEALTH ISSUES AND PREVENTATIVE CARE AS WELL. 

THE ECONOMY IS NOT EASY FOR SO MANY BUT WE ARE TROTTING ON AS WE SAY IN THE LAND OF SMALL PONIES!

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT,

DENISE CHASIN

NATIONAL DIRECTOR.

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