Monday, April 30, 2012

Updating story about injured ponies











Infinity and Blue did great today with both group of kiddos!
 -All  of them are healing well, no signs inflammation, so far. Vet check them today, took the drains out, and we have plan to take out stitches next Monday, too. Still using hundreds of antibiotic pills, but we got approval to walk  with Lucinda and Spirit. Even to let them do their service with kiddos today.
Tess is still on sick leave.
John-John was happy to be able to see and walk on Spirit, as usual. It is not easy to explain 3 year old boy what happen to his pony, so we pretended that all is well...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Different, but same - lessons with borrowed horses

Dear volunteers, families, riders and friends.

Thank you for all your support, good wishes, prayers and help to heal our wounded friends, Tess, Spirit and Lucinda.
They are our priority, but Spirit has to keep on going, and we will not stop our classes, hoping to be soon in regular shape.
Schedule and list of activities for PM volunteers.


Put our horses in stalls, feed them
Bring warm water from Park Barn in blue container (in tack room) or orange one ( in the green field)
Use white buckets, warm water, sponges, currycomb if needed, shampoo and wash legs and drippings , rinse well
Wash wounds (use gloves) with Peroxide, soak with Betadine, using paper towel, cover with Fura Zone cream; protect skin below wounds with cream (one person per horse in this activity)
Spirit and Tess go to the green field, Lucinda goes into small paddock near hay storage, give her hay and water there during the lessons.
Muck stalls and field.
Bring horse(s) from Dan's field - for Monday, we will use only Blue
Groom and tack horses - Blue, Charlie, Infinity, Glory
Let's go to do lessons with kiddos!


Rider
Horse
John
Magic
Cordis
Infinity
Allison
Charlie
Arish
Blue
Elizabeth
Glory


Jackson
Blue
Tomas
Infinity
Raj
Magic
Sebastian
Charlie
Becky
Glory


I will be at 4 PM there :)

Thank you!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday

We wish to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has donated to our program. Whether is was in time, monetary donation, or thoughts and prayers, we all greatly appreciate everything that has been done for us. We have received help in paying our initial vet bills and hope to be able to get our three beautiful mares back up to par soon. We cannot fully express how grateful we are for all that has been done for us these past two days.

Today we were able to clean and dress their wounds, clean their field and stalls, and even take them out to the small meadow across from our field, where they were able to graze. Our wonder volunteers were out with us until mid-afternoon, helping with chores such as cleaning tack, mucking, making sure the horses had water and hay, and grooming our other three mares.

As stated earlier, we will continue on with lessons as scheduled on Monday, 4/30, with the help of Adrienne's pony, Magic and Dan and Leslie's horses, Clyde and Blue.

Again, we express our deepest gratitude and we will continue to post the progress of our program and three brave mares.

Thank You from the Bottom of Our Hearts

We wish to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has donated to our program. Whether is was in time, monetary donation, or thoughts and prayers, we all greatly appreciate everything that has been done for us. We have received help in paying our initial vet bills and hope to be able to get our three beautiful mares back up to par soon. We cannot fully express how grateful we are for all that has been done for us these past two days.

Today we were able to clean and dress their wounds, clean their field and stalls, and even take them out to the small meadow across from our field, where they were able to graze. Our wonder volunteers were out with us until mid-afternoon, helping with chores such as cleaning tack, mucking, making sure the horses had water and hay, and grooming our other three mares. 

As stated earlier, we will continue on with lessons as scheduled on Monday, 4/30, with the help of Adrienne's pony, Magic and Dan and Leslie's horses, Clyde and Blue. 

Again, we express our deepest gratitude and we will continue to post the progress of our program and three brave mares.

Today at the Field and Lesson Update

Hi everyone,

It was a nice day at the field this morning, we had a great group of people around, helping with our horses. Spirit, Lucinda and Tessa were great while we cleaned and dressed their wounds and are now resting. Thank you to everyone who is helping with sharing our story, with the field and horses, and offering great support. We truly appreciate it.

Lessons will continue as planned on Monday with the help of some of our friend's horses.

Thank you again and keep checking the blog and Facebook for updates and ways to help.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thank you and Reward info


Thank you all for sharing story about our tragic event.
Thank you all for any kind of support your give to us in effort to keep on going despite of all .
Please, share that Friend of the Spirit group, set up the Reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of the violent acts to the Spirit horses.
We are hoping that will help to prevent tragedy like this in the future. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

End of the long day...

It was the long and sad day at Spirit today.
Our wonderful vet Shannon took the best care of our horses, they had painkillers, antibiotics, and wounds get all stitches they need. 

There are some chances that Tess , our gentle giant mare, tried to defense herself, and we hope that she gave back , so if anyone has seen something weird very early in the morning around Frying Pan Farm Park, what can be related to the wounds on our horses, please help us...

I do not want to post pictures from this morning, but will post about healing process of Spirit, Lucinda and Tess.

They still love people, and do not understand what happened to them this morning.

Thank you for all good thoughts, prayers, and support. We need it.

Bad news


Emergency situation in Spirit Field - Spirit, Lucinda and Tess has been stabbed last night by some evil and bad person. We did all we was able to do, as well as vet and Police.
Horses gonna be OK after some therapy and rest.
No lessons Saturday, but we will continue with Park lessons today and next week with friend's horses.
Can not post pictures. Not anything nice to be seen. Sorry. :(

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April/25/2012

What a day!
Susan and Cline improved our stalls with new floor - thick layer of crushed stone, well leveled, and with new rubber mats!!

 Sarah did lesson by herself (with great support of dedicated volunteers) with 8 young riders! She is the one among the best instructors with kids I know! Thank you Sarah!

 Jeff, Andrew, Ethan and myself managed to put hay in the feeders - without Boris, this time ;). But we had a help of Dan and his gorgeous Clyde. Thank you all special people at Spirit and Spirit's friends!

 And it is not all - today, I became USA citizen, and I am so proud of it. It was a long way of over 6 thousand miles, and seven years...and I did not regret one step or moment of it :) Thank you all friends for greetings and support at that long way.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Reminder!

Spirit will be presented at the Reston Pet Fiesta, Saturday, May, 5 (whole day event), at the Reston Town Center.

 Let me know if you are interested to help about it (sit at the table, answer questions about Spirit, sell small items as part of found raising)

  Spirit Open House aka Ride for Spirit - event at Frying Pan Farm Park, Saturday, May, 19; 10 AM-1 PM, for riders in program, entrance fee $30 payable until May 5th. This will be one more public presentation of our riders, volunteers, and Spirit Program in general

  NVTRP program invites Spirit Riders to the show, Saturday, June 2nd. If you are interested, it will be $20 per entrance fee, and $30 per Spirit , payable until May 15th Contact me if you have any questions.

 Dada

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Busy, but nice morning at Spirit field.

This wonderful morning was crowded at our riding rind. Chierful riders, a lot of volunteers, families, friends. Smiles and achievements of Louis, Cella, Melissa, Nicholas, Luciano, Maja, Anja, Sharon, Simon, Kelly and Aron made all hard work easier. For next Saturday, please, each volunteer should try to bring at least one friend :) That way will be easier for all of us . Thank you

Friday, April 20, 2012

This Saturday

We should be good for lessons this Saturday, all rain has been moved to PM hours. See you tomorrow :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Show your Spirit


Spirit Open House, May 19 at Frying Pan Farm Park

Volunteers, riders in all programs:
Wanna ride and show your Spirit?
Let me know
:)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lessons for the rest of the week

Lessons will be as scheduled for the rest of the week.
Week end at the Park will be busy, again, and we depend of weather.

Just to remind you, we will do our lessons this Saturday if is not raining. Please check here before you leave the home.

Thank you!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Slideshow instead of words

Thank you all who helped today!
Congratulation to Ilana, Mira and Zoe, on Lucinda, Spirit and Tess for presenting so well Spirit Team!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No lessons this Saturday!

Dear Saturday riders, sorry but no lessons this Saturday 04/14!
There is a big horse show at the Park that day, and even Spirit , Lucinda and Tess will compete, together with Mira, Ilana and Zoe.
See you next Saturday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Busy evening!

Wonderfully busy evening at Spirit with Spring 8 weeks Class. Thanks volunteers and horses for a fun way to start the new season at the Park!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Becky and Infinity



Moment of real happiness :)
Last evening at the Park

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Class just started!

Great evening and start of the Spring 8 weeks Class at the Frying Pan Farm Park.
We are full with clients and Volunteer Team is doing amazing job keeping all safe and fun, practicing some life skills, and creating the taste of success for all our riders.
Thanks to all of Spirit People, volunteers, Instructors and Assistants, happy and well trained ponies, Spirit Story continues so well.
Thank you all and each of you for help and support.
(I am so excited, and all spelling or other grammar corrections are welcome!)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Saturday

Weather should be nice, and we have lower ring available for lessons.
See you as scheduled!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New class...

Spirit Spring Class , 8 weeks, starts this Monday, 04/09
Please, contact us by e-mail if you have any concerns.
Thank you!

Spirit Spring moments