Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

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



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: Charlestown, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gail M Schumann
Charlestown, NH United States
$6,612 raised of $10,000 goal
180 donations
$3,388 to go
Donate Now
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.
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.