Provide Care for a Differently Able Child's Pony

by PERSONAL PONIES LTD
Mar 8, 2013

Getting Through Winter

James gets his ponies
James gets his ponies

Dear Friends of Personal Ponies,

We can almost say winter is behind us!  This is always something we all look forward to because spring means shedding pony coats and more time to be out and about with the children we serve.  Some of our volunteers though are lucky enough to live in warmer climates and have spent all winter out and about making pony magic!

The funds we had collected for 2012 have been very helpful and in this report I just want to share a few places we have used the donations received through 2012.  We had one family in Michigan that lost their jobs and were not sure they could keep the ponies for their children.  We were able, because of all of you, to provide enough funds for hay and feed for the winter are happy to report that the family is soon working again and life will be good!

We also had a long time volunteer pass away towards the end of last year who housed five of our ponies and ran a community program for Personal Ponies.  We were faced with relocating the ponies and making sure they could be cared for in the interim.  We provided funds for hay and feed and basic care and tehn were able to transport the ponies to a new volunteer who has taken over and actually expanded our program in Minnesota.

We also had a darling young boy who had surgery.  He had many surgeries and many of you may remember him because we wrote about him once before.  Through our donations, we were able to bring to him a pair of driving ponies upon his return from the hosptial.  We also were able to buy him harness to use so he could drive them.

And the list goes on.  We really are deeply appreciative of the support from each of you.  It allows the chance to reach out to so many and keep the magic of our ponies alive for the children that we serve.

All the best,

Denise Chasin

National Director

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Organization Information

PERSONAL PONIES LTD

Location: Barnesville, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.personalponies.org
Project Leader:
DENISE chasin
Barnesville, MD United States
$6,398 raised of $10,000 goal
 
173 donations
$3,602 to go
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$10
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.
$25
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.
$50
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
$100
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.
$150
Will cover the costs for a new family to purchase halters, leadlines, water buckets, grooming equipment, and saddles or driving equipment.
$200
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.
$500
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.
$2,000
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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