Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Words are not enough to say how great Spirit Volunteer Team did tonight. Heavy, cold rain did not stop us...all nine horses were in indoor, and all 8 riders in therapeutic session had successful lessons. Special moments of good work and achievements for all, safe and fun, healing and learning time spent with horses.
Thank you!

Can you write - we want to read it!

For all riders in a therapy or in an educational group, for volunteers, too
Write a story and get prizes.
See more at SPIRIT Writing Contest Info
Good luck!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Veronica's last week with us

Tuesday 5pm xxx (Holiday)
Wed 4pm xxx (Spirit)
Wed 5pm xxx (Tess)
Wed 6pm xxx (Holiday)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

It was cold and wet morning today. 
But warmth and energy of great Spirit Team of volunteers brightened the day, so we did done a lot, mucking, filling feeders, cleaning, and even had a time to do light exercise for volunteers and horses.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bad weather

Friday and Saturday forecast very much like rain and cold weather. Not too much to be done about lessons at all.
Can not wait for the springtime.
Volunteers, it should be short (an hour) maintenance and horse care activity program.
Let me know if anyone wants to help about Sunday field work?

Thank you!

Thursday, busy and fun day at Spirit

This Thursday we started a new adult beginner class at the Park. Beside it, we have two more new  and  five therapeutic riders who switch their term from Saturday or Friday (when we do not have access to the indoor ring),
Thank you Sue, Sarah  and the best Spirit Team of volunteers, for making it possible!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Write your story

Tell us about your dreams, experience, or relationship with Spirit or any horse(s)...write a story and participate at the writing contest. More about prizes, and way to go here and at the FB- soon 
If you can say more or better using picture or photo, we can take it, too

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Welcome 2nd Winter class clients!

Schedule for this Class has been posted.

Remember to check the blog for cancellations, especially in the case of severe weather (http://spiritopenequestrian.blogspot.com/).  Sign up for Spirit cancellations or schedule changes from Rainedout.com HERE (https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=61c19f3a3ee85f54807c).

Volunteers should arrive no earlier than 5:00 pm on Mon.-Fri. and no earlier than 9:00 am on Saturday; this is the time that the supervising adults and mentors will be arriving to put the horses in the stalls and feed them. Classes start an hour later – plenty of time for mucking, grooming, and tacking. Volunteers under 14 should wait to enter the field until an adult is present.

Stay warm, and see you soon!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Leaving to the barn. It seems that whole day will not be warmer than 39. Officially,  no therapeutic lessons, but volunteer activities until noon, why not ?

Friday, February 15, 2013


Most likely no lessons if it is too cold or raining...
Short work with horses and at field for volunteers.
Can not wait for springtime :)


Friday evening, cold, comparing to spring temperature yesterday, and rainy... :( 
No lessons and early dark...
But a lot of wonderful young people came anyway to help mucking and feeding horses. 
Thank you so much

Monday, February 11, 2013

This week plans

Our first Winter Class is over.
This week we do make up lessons for those who canceled, and for Tuesday-Thursday group (lessons were canceled due to cold weather)
Week of Feb/18 starts second Winter 4 week class!
Thank you all volunteers for your persistence and great work. Spring is closer and closer :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

One more Therapeutic riding class

Good news for all at waiting list. Spirit will open additional Park class at Thursdays. Limited number of spots, so be sure if you are at the waiting list to call the Park Monday AM to sign in

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Good news - calling for nice weather for this Saturday!

Looking forward to see all our riders and volunteers as well!

Elizabeth better than Gangnam Style

What a great lesson Elizabeth did today! Perfect long trot episode and then interdependent riding in walk...amazing girl <3 p="">

Friday, February 1, 2013


What great group of young people come to freeze tonight with me at Spirit Field!
Thanks to all of them (7 all together!) we fed horses and muck field and stalls in 15 minutes, and spent rest of the time in the shed, with hot tea, heater and silly stories about horses :)

Too cold for therapeutic program :(

It is very cold again.
No lessons Friday or Saturday. Sorry.
Volunteer activity plan - horse and field care Friday 5-6 PM and Saturday 9-11 AM
Next week lessons in indoor ring will be as scheduled.