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MT Legup Newsletter 01-01-13

Posted by manesandtailsaroostook on January 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Trying to get off on the right hoof! Happy New Year to everyone !

 

Manes and Tails first meeting of 2013, Saturday, January 5, 1pm, Presque Isle Burger King. (note change: was Macs last time) Always open to everyone interested in Horses helping People.

 

Not a lot of new info to post, but as usual MT in blue, Special needs in purple, opportunities in red, Animal in Green, Classifieds black. thanks to everyone for sharing

 

MT Web news, Elisabeth is getting back to it, and is given the OK to expand www.manesandtailsaroostook.webs.com

 

MT Facebook, please help us top 100 likes, check out all the nice pics, always looking for more MT FB also has links to articles and news about the therapeutic horse world http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Manes-and-Tails-Aroostook/326926261334?fref=ts

 

also more fun on Perfect Ponies Learning Center FB, PATH Int., Horseplay Farm, Rocking S Ranch.......

Anyone who would like news of what is going on at your facility, please share with me so I can post. this NL goes out to over 100 addys and is often forwarded to more.

 

If you are still wondering 'why horses?' try visiting some! for a quick answer, read the green section below

Wings for Children and Families--- Open House announcement---January 9th. Ribbon Cutting at 2:00 pm with the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce at our new office. Please join us in celebrating our new office space for Aroostook County, come join our ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. Our Presque Isle Office is located at 93 State Street Suite A. We are so excited about this move, please come, join us and meet our staff or if you know our staff, come by and say hello!! Trish Niedorowski Executive Director, Wings for Children and Families 900 Hammond Street Suite 915, Bangor, Maine 04401 tel: 207.941.2988 cell: 207.944.2270 fax: 207.941.2989

this might be out dated, but worth posting:

A consumer in the grant program got this lift but was not able to use it. It is available as is on a first come first served basis. Caller assumes the cost of pick up and installation.

Handy - Lift

For more info on the product

http://www.burractuators.com/lifts/handy_lift.htm

Call me and I can forward your name and contact info onto the consumer

Ketra S. Crosson, OTR/L Alpha One Independent Living Specialist 207.767.2189 (v/tty) www.alphaonenow.org

 

Middle School Students Invited to Submit Entries for Christopher Columbus Awards

The program challenges students in grades six to eight, working in teams of three to four with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem....

Deadline: February 4, 2013

Posted: December 21, 2012

see more: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=402600023

link to apply: http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/

 

ING Unsung Heroes Program Invites K-12 Educators to Apply for 2013 Class Project Awards

One hundred educators in the United States will be selected to receive awards of $2,000 or more to help fund their innovative class projects....

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Posted: December 11, 2012

more: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=401100037

app link: http://ing.us/about-ing/citizenship/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes

 

“My daughter turned sixteen years old today; which is a milestone for most people. Besides looking at baby photos and childhood trinkets with her, I took time to reflect on the young woman my daughter had become and the choices she would face in the future.

As I looked at her I could see the athlete she was, and determined woman she would soon be. I started thinking about some of the girls we knew in our town who were already pregnant, pierced in several places, hair every color under the sun, drop outs, drug addicts and on the fast track to no-where, seeking surface identities because they had no inner self esteem. The parents of these same girls have asked me why I “waste” the money on horses so my daughter can ride. I’m told she will grow out of it, lose interest, discover boys and all kinds of things that try to pin the current genera-tion’ s “slacker” label on my child. I don’t think it will happen, I think she will love and have horses all her life.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she has compassion. She knows that we must take special care of the very young and the very old. We must make sure those without voices to speak of their pain are still cared for.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned responsibility for others than herself. She learned that regardless of the weather you must still care for those you have the stewardship of. There are no “days off” just because you don’t feel like being a horse owner that day. She learned that for every hour of fun you have there are days of hard slogging work you must do first.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned not to be afraid of getting dirty and that appearances don’t matter to most of the breathing things in the world we live in. Horses do not care about designer clothes, jewelry, pretty hairdos or anything else we put on our bodies to try to impress others. What a horse cares about are your abilities to work within his natural world, he doesn’t care if you’re wearing $80.00 jeans while you do it. -

Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned about sex and how it can both enrich and complicate lives. She learned that it only takes one time to produce a baby, and the only way to ensure babies aren’t produced is not to breed. She learned how babies are planned, made, born and, sadly, sometimes die before reaching their potential. She learned how sleepless nights and trying to out-smart a crafty old broodmare could result in getting to see, as non-horse owning people rarely do, the birth of a true miracle.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she understands the value of money. Every dollar can be translated into bales of hay, bags of feed or farrier visits. Purchasing non-necessities during lean times can mean the difference between feed and good care, or neglect and starvation. She has learned to judge the level of her care against the care she sees provided by others and to make sure her stan-dards never lower, and only increase as her knowledge grows.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to learn on her own. She has had teachers that cannot speak, nor write, nor communicate beyond body language and reactions. She has had to learn to “read” her surroundings for both safe and unsafe objects, to look for hazards where others might only see a pretty meadow. She has learned to judge people as she judges horses. She looks beyond appearances and trappings to see what is within.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned sportsmanship to a high degree. Everyone that competes fairly is a winner. Trophies and ribbons may prove someone a winner, but they do not prove someone is a horseman. She has also learned that some people will do anything to win, regard-less of who it hurts. She knows that those who will cheat in the show ring will also cheat in every other aspect of their life and are not to be trusted.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she has self-esteem and an engaging personality. She can talk to anyone she meets with confidence, because she has to express herself to her horse with more than words. She knows the satisfaction of controlling and teaching a 1000 pound animal that will yield willingly to her gentle touch and ignore the more forceful and inept handling of those stronger than she is. She holds herself with poise and professionalism in the company of those far older than herself.

Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to plan ahead. She knows that choices made today can effect what happens five years down the road. She knows that you cannot care for and protect your investments without savings to fall back on. She knows the value of land and buildings. And that caring for your vehicle can mean the difference between easy travel or being stranded on the side of the road with a four horse trailer on a hot day.

When I look at what she has learned and what it will help her become, I can honestly say that I haven’t “wasted” a penny on providing her with horses. I only wish that all children had the same opportunities to learn these lessons from horses before setting out on the road to adulthood.”

-Author Unknown

Shared because it's true.

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