Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

Apr 4, 2011

Personal Ponies -- Project Update

Talking to her Pony
Talking to her Pony

As our ponies across the country begin to shed their winter coats, we are all getting ready to prepare some of our ponies for new assignments.  This is the time of year that many of our new volunteer families and caretakers are getting ready to receive their ponies.  That means the funds we have received from our Global Giving donations will be used to help with this process.  

In addition, we have provided funding for a couple of our Directors to travel this spring to our National Conference being held in Maryland.  We are very excited to be able to support some of their efforts in making their way across the country to be here in May.  

This spring we are also working with a couple new potential breeding farms and will use the funds to move some of our very precious breeding stock to strategic locations around the country.  Our breeding program is very carefully determined and the heart of our future.

Lastly, there are a few placements that have been made over the winter (mostly in the warmer climates) and here is a blog entry from one of them

ENJOY AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  Our national program runs on a budget under $5000.  All of the money we receive in contributions is used to help the children and their ponies.  No one is paid a penny for their time and we never charge for our services.  Thank you for helping us continue to bring a little magic into the lives of children that are differently able.

If you have other ideas for us on raising funds or reaching more children, do write to us.

Denise Chasin

National Director, Personal Ponies Ltd.

And the Painted Pony....
And the Painted Pony....
Spring means new Foals
Spring means new Foals
Retired ponies still being in service
Retired ponies still being in service



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Location: Charlestown, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gail M Schumann
Charlestown, NH United States
$6,537 raised of $10,000 goal
178 donations
$3,463 to go
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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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