Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

Sep 6, 2011

Update from Personal Ponies

mat meets lily for the first time
mat meets lily for the first time

Hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and more......All have presented us challenges that we have never faced before.  If it is not the economy we are talking about, it is the unusual weather that has us all wondering what is next in the face of change.  

Personal Ponies is extremely grateful to Global Giving for having the opportunity to share our program with so many of its members and to be able to introduce what we do to people we would have never met without their support. As a result of our Global Giving donations, Personal Ponies has been able to provide much needed support to volunteers in our program.  Support comes in so many various colors...from help with transport, to help with storm clean up, to providing temporary funds for hay, etc.

Our program is entering its 27th year and for years upon years we have had a waiting list for people to have a pair of our ponies.  With the economy in the state it is in and various challenges presented by mother nature, we have had to support our volunteers more than in previous years.  Right now we have several ponies to relocate and find new volunteers to care for them.  The cost to bring them up to date with health papers and provide transport is very high.  Global Giving gives us a way to raise funds to be supportive and make sure our ponies get to their new families and serve their children.

Thank all of you have been willing to learn about our program and support us financially.  Please share our program with others and do visit us on facebook and join our fanpage.

Caddy and Bri
Caddy and Bri

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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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