Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony
Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

Loni went with her twelve yer old sister when she had riding lessons. But Loni stayed in the tack room during the lesson counting pebbles into a coffee can. Loni has Downs Syndrome and could not do what her sister could do but wanted a horse of her own so much.

Loni went to Greystone Farm and as they walked the aisle of the barn in search of "her very own horse" she said "my horses's name is snickers and I will know him when I see him. I have known him all my life and OH THERE HE IS................"

Loni screeched and within seconds had her arms around a black pony who name was ET because he was so sweet and and gentle. He was the only pony in the barn available and like an arrow Loni found her Snickers. It was love at first sight.

Loni's dad who had said quietly earlier that horses did not do much for him stood near Loni with tears in his eyes. Of course ET became Snickers on the spot and Loni led her very own pony to the stationwagon.

Loni refused to leg go of the leadline and crawled into the back of the car with the pony and then crawled over the back seat still holding the lead line as though the pony might get away.

As everyone watched this little girl with the most incredible expression of joy on her face we realized that we had been privileged to witness a special kind of miracle....Loni had found the pony of her dreams.

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Brittani adores her pony. Brittoni is legally blind and most all of her brain is gone. She has no speech---But-- she has responded to her pony.

She calls her pony "Clementine" and quite a big word for a little girl that cannot say "mama". She stands at the fence in her hard hat and sings the song "oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine" as loud as she can.

The only word distinguishable is Clementine but the tune is and her jumbled jargon is quite distinct.

Clementine listens patiently as Brittoni sings and she tolerated Brittoni shaking the daylights out of the fence so it rattles.

Then she puts her hand through the fence to fell for Clementine and Clementine responds with a lick or nuzzle of her little hand.

Then Brittoni giggles and screeches with delight and off with the song over and over for hours.

Is this not LOVE?

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I saw a child who couldn't walk,

Sit on a horse, laugh and talk.

Then ride it through a field of daisies and yet he could not walk unaided.

I saw a child, no legs below, sit on a horse and make it go.

Through woods of green and places he had never been to sit and stare except from a chair.

I saw a child who could only crawl

Mount a horse and sit up tall.

Put it through degrees of paces and laugh at the wonder in our faces.

I saw a child born into strife, take up and hold the reins of life.

And that same child, I heard him say,


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Pony with child

Healing at a basic level; energy heals from the source of the problem. If there is nothing but energy at our source and illness is a magnified change in this energy, then accessing that energy is a more direct way to heal. Amazing things can happen if a pet or person is open to the energy and lets it in.

**Energy healing can help an animal stay mentally focused so they can learn better for training and competition events. Energy healing can be used for general health maintenance and can give you and your animal the winning edge.

**Energy healing can help animal guardians that are concerned with inappropriate behavior, behavior they want to stop. It is necessary to determine why the particular behavior is happening. Energy healing can assist the animal in understanding what his job really is.

**Energy Healing for End of Life is an area that can truly assist in supporting you animal. Animals sometimes do not understand what is happening at the end of life and can fight to stay with us for our sake, even though it is better for them to move on. This is known as “crossing the rainbow bridge.” It can be very reassuring to the humans to know that their animal has made a very smooth transition.

Animal energy healing cannot replace vet care but can be a great alternative for your pet and can help solve a number of problems from acute pain from an injury, to chronic pain from old age, it can even help the emotional wellbeing of your animal by soothing your animal’s separation anxiety.

Some animal owners will only turn to animal energy healing when it’s their last hope. Humans are highly encouraged to embrace energy healing and holistic pet care for their animals as a valid method of treatment and one that your pet will love.

Animal energy healing can also be done at a distance. The oldest and simplest form of distance healing is the “Prayer”. And there is proof that this healing does work. Touching the animal is not necessary in distant healing which is just as powerful as if the animal was being touched. It is considered one of the most effective types of healing and is easier for them to surrender to because of the natural connection to the earth and universe they have. They do not have to believe it, they will not block the healing or sabotage it but recognize it for how wonderful it is and truly soak it up.

**Some results you can expect from energy healing are faster healing of injuries, happier moods, less stress, no separation anxiety, better movement of joints due to arthritis and increased quality of life for your animal.

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Essential Oils and PetsGuide for use of essential oils and your pets

Animals are usually more sensitive to essential oils than humans.

  • To start using essential oils on your pets you should use in moderation and dilute the essential oils heavily.
  • All animals will react differently to the essential oil so you should observe closely how that animal is responding
  • to the essential oil. Use your judgement in the method you are using.
  • Be very careful to not get the essential oil in the animal’s eyes.
  • Avoid using high phenol oils with all animals and do not use at all on cats.
  • Use extra special caution in using essential oils on cats.

The animal's size affects the amount of oil you should use.

  • The smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops and be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6 vegetable oil complex, coconut oil, jojoba or grapeseed oil.
  • For the larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Please be sure to dilute to the rate of 1 drop to 4-5 drops of a dilution agent, such as V-6 vegetable oil complex, coconut oil, jojoba or grapeseed oil.
  • For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Your dilution rate is still going to be 4-5 drops of a dilution agent, such as V-6 vegetable oil complex, coconut oil, jojoba or grapeseed oil. On the very large animals, with certain oils, there is no dilution necessary but a skin test should be done first.

Application of oils to animals

  • Start by wearing oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • Try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma, to help ease uneasiness and being jittery around the new smell of essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals a great place to apply essential oils is on the spine or flank of the animals.
  • For cats and dogs, apply the essential oil to the paws.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large areas or areas that are hard to reach you can use your diluted blend in a spray bottle. When using a spray bottle you can dilute your oils with water instead of a carrier oil.
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Location: Charlestown, NH - USA
Project Leader:
Gail M Schumann
Charlestown, NH United States
$10,812 raised of $25,000 goal
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Helps pay for feed and hay for a child's pony. Many times paying for pony care can be cost prohibitive and our national office tries to help. Providing money for feed and hay can make a difference.
Helps cover some of the yearly health costs for maintaining a child's pony. Veterinarian fees can be costly, especially given the costs a family faces for the care of a differently able child.
Pays part of transport costs for pony travel. Getting our ponies to the children that need them can be very costly. Transport is one of our biggest challenges
Provides funds for breeding costs for broodmare and foal care. Without volunteer breeders we have no future program. Breeders are in need of financial support at times especially for foaling.
Will cover the costs for a new family to purchase halters, leadlines, water buckets, grooming equipment, and saddles or driving equipment.
Pay the cost of gelding one of our young colts so that he can begin his life as a child's pony friend. All colts not in our breeding program are gelded at around 6 months of age.
Will help care for one of our retired ponies for one year. Retired ponies have given a life of service often need extra care and support. Retired ponies are treated with great care and appreciation.
Will be held in savings for emergency care for a pony whose family needs help. Economic conditions or personal situations require emergency financial support so a child can keep his or her ponies.
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