MT Legup Newsletter 04-02-13

Posted by manesandtailsaroostook on April 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM


Manes and Tails 10 years old!!, Special, Opportunities/grants+++, Animal


MT Meeting this week, Thursday Presque Isle Burger King 7-8:30 Open to anyone interested in horses helping humans.

BDN Link:


Following us on Facebook?!/pages/Manes-and-Tails-Aroostook/326926261334?fref=ts thanks to everyone who has liked this page so far, we made 100 likes today!!!!


We are Bottle driving again this year, drop me a line if you want your porch or garage cleaned of empties. All funds to the MT Scholarship Funds for special needs participants and facilitator trainings.


50/50 Raffle is presently going on, with drawing date moved to above meeting, we need help bigtime!! just holler if you need a ticket!


Scholarship fund is low but growing again, please get your requests in early. Also if you applied before and did not participate or your coach did not receive funds; we are working on reorganizing scholarship and treasury so please let me know if there's any questions.


I would like to post all available providers for special needs/horse activities. If you are doing so, please send me your contact info and a description of your services, even photos. Will place in future LegUps and can post on MT FB page as well.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITY: OPEN FARM in Van Buren All Saturdays in April 1-3PM , Public is invited to meet, pet, brush, lead, photograph and more ....... horses and ponies who love the attention. So dress for mud season, bring your camera and grandparents! This year the Manes and Tails sponsored Mud Pony Club will be on hand to help out. Location 489 Main St at Perfect Ponies Learning Center FMI Nancy Dumond Violette 868-5324


Presque Isle; Nancy Pytlak opening for the season, limited space. 764-5342


Aroostook Horse and Pony Associates in Monticello open and expecting some surprises too 538-9376 Shelley


Sharing from PATH instructor Pat Theriault in Fort Kent: "I thought of you, Nancy, when I received this newsletter. Had I shown you this foundation before? The Executive Director, KC Henry, was the Director of Fieldstone Farms when I lived in Ohio. It was called Therapeutic Riding Center at the time. " Here is the link to Horses and Humans be sure to check out their news letters, sign up for emails and I just love what they say about attention to detail "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." -Zora Neale Hurston




From Youth Vision : At our last Youth Vision Network Meeting our small group discussed working with area schools, and their students to address bullying. The Hope and Justice Project offers in school programming that responds to this issue and offers students the keys to recognize and respond to bullying, and how to support someone who is being bullied. Christy Dingee [email protected]


Last Minute:

Communication Styles in Counseling:

Do You Understand the Natural Language of Your Clients?

Presented by Robert Keteyian, LCPC May 3, 2013

Sign up at For questions email [email protected]



“Parenting with Dignity” curriculum is a 9 part parenting series by the Drew Bledsoe Foundation that teaches and encourages parents/caregivers to rethink their approach to discipline, punishment and empowerment. PWD teaches parents how to instill a sense of responsible decision making in their kids so that they can act responsibly when away from parents and to learn how to foster happy, self-directed children with a strong value structure and a sense of accountability for their actions. A Parents Workbook is provided that is used concurrently with the sessions that includes further explanations of the concepts along with many exercises and practical applications for parents to “try out” in their families. An additional hour class is added at the end on Family Group Decision making and healing tools. FMI



Ruby Tuesday's Give Back Program for AMHC Sexual Assault Services. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this service is collaborating with Ruby Tuesday's. If you take 'Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Program' flyer to Ruby's April 11,12,13 and 20 you can have 20% of your sale given to this service. Flyers available online pdf, contact Wendy Page Community Outreach & Resource Educator AMHC Sexual Assault Services 764-3319

RedRover Seeks Applications From Emergency Shelter Organizations to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse and Their Pets

As many as eight grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space to house the pets of victims of domestic violence....

Deadline: May 15, 2013 and October 30, 2013 Posted: March 22, 2013 link to apply


MVAT Foundation Invites Applications From Military and Veteran Support Organizations

Grants are awarded to military and veterans organizations that support or provide services designed to promote and enrich the lives of active and retired military and their families....

Deadline: May 31, 2013 and October 31, 2013 Posted: March 22, 2013

link to apply


Dog Fence DIY Invites Applications for Veterinary and Pre-Veterinary Academic Scholarships

Scholarships provide $2,000, distributed in increments of $500 per semester, to qualified applicants enrolled in a doctor of veterinary medicine program, an undergraduate biology or pre-veterinary studies program, or the equivalent....

Deadline: June 1, 2013 Posted: March 6, 2013

link to apply


Safeway Foundation Invites Applications From Nonprofit Organizations

Grants will support programs in the areas of hunger relief, education, health and human services, and/or assisting people with disabilities....

Deadline: Open Posted: March 1, 2013

link to apply



American Kennel Club Humane Fund Invites Applications from Women's Shelters that Permit Pets

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for essential operational support related to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets....

Deadline: May 15, 2013 , August 15, November 15, February 15 Annually

Posted: February 27, 2013

link to apply


4-H news:

The Easton Trotters are organizing a Sheep and Fiber Festival to be held at Presque Isle's Tractor Supply store on Saturday May 11th from 10am to 4pm.

We will be having various demonstrations and exhibits throughout the day, one of which will be a shearing demonstration. We are looking for Aroostook County 4-Hers with sheep that need shearing for this demo. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact an Easton Trotters leader ASAP. We will start with limiting this to two sheep per member, but please let us know if you have more... if we don't have many sign up, it may be possible that you can bring more sheep.

Also, any members who bring sheep for the shearing demonstration will be asked to also participate in a Showmanship clinic/demo. This clinic can help you prepare for showing at the fairs this summer as well as allow for the public to see what 4-H is doing here in the County.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! FMI Dee Hawksley [email protected]

Lana McCurry [email protected] Cyndi Kimball [email protected]



HHPR IttyBitty Orphan Kitty programs

Each year, several litters of abandoned kittens come HHPR without a mother. This means a human must fill the mothering role until the kittens can eat on their own and use the litter box, which starts at about 4 weeks of age. It is rewarding work but can be exhausting for one person alone. We have trained volunteers who have saved dozens of kittens. But we need more help. HHPR is piloting a new program: the “Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty” Program, to train volunteers to provide orphan kitty care when babies start coming in 2013 kitten season. The training will be 3-sessions, 1 and 1/2 hour class to start Sunday, April 7th at 1 pm to 2:30 at the Caribou Lions Club Community Center (Please park in the back). A coffee with light refreshments will hosted after each training.

For more information or to join us, call 999-1075.

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