Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Raining, but we are safe

Lessons are going on as scheduled. 
Rain makes us use indoor ring for Park arranged lessons - Mon-Thur
Friday and Saturday lesson status TBD
Take care and stay dry

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday went fine!

Look how our field is in function.
Even on busy days at the Park, therapy is going on!

this is Melissa troting last sat, and HERE you can see our the youngest riders in saddle today :)

Friday, April 25, 2014


Not good. 
I am sorry,but we shall have to skip lesson tonight, again. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lessons at Thursday evening

Hello, Spirit People!
Come and help if you can today at lesson time. 
If you already committed to come Thursday, please do not skip it :)
We have very busy schedule and a lot of new riders in therapeutic program. 
Looking forward to see us all together with horses again tonight

Monday, April 21, 2014


Spring Class starts today!
And Friday classes are on finally!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday riding at the Spirit field

Spring is here and Saturday lessons are on!
See HERE how Melissa did great trotting on her own :)
Too bad no enough photos...but will do better next time.
Thank you all who helped today
And Zoey saying thanks to Lucinda after lesson

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Camp is over.

Happy kids and lot of promises of continuing lessons with Spirit.
Spring Class starts Monday 04/21st!

Officially, we start with Friday PM and Saturday AM lessons, too.
Anyone who did not make it to the class Mon-Thur, please, contact me to discuss opportunities to take lesson at Friday or Saturday. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday, still Camp day!

Another great morning, much better that we expected 
Not so much rain and happy campers learned how to drive Samson, had a great riding lesson and gave us a promise that they will oil harness for next time!

And, official we do have camp day Friday, too. 
Volunteers -
See you this mornings - we have so much to do, to taste trot, to go to trail ride and to paint horses 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Camp and rain tomorrow

No pictures, but it was a great day today with young campers, great volunteers and special Spirit herd
Thank you all who came and help out today.


Happy Spring to all!
Forecast for tomorrow promises rain, wind and t-storms.
Even an indoor is available, not a great condition for riding.
Plan for tomorrow: 
Long groundwork session, grooming and driving (Samson, Solveig, Lucinda and Harmony are possible stars for this)...
Maybe we can accomplish program just with mentors.
Please, consider next two days of camp (Wednesday and Thursday), very important.
Kiddos already love our horses and have a dream about trail ride Wednesday.
All 10 horses should go out, and we need you, volunteers, to help create one more safe session for our campers. 
See you Wednesday at 9
Best wishes 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Camp next week

Yes, we still do need more volunteers this coming week for Spring Camp!
If you are Spirit Volunteer,  have a time and want to help little ones meet horses and their magic, come Mon- Thur 9-11 or longer :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 14-18 SPRING CAMP

During a week of April 14-18, Spirit hosts a Spring Camp 9-11 AM
No PM activities for that week 
See you at the Camp  !

Volunteers, benefactors

See this

To all people who support Spirit with work, advocacy, personal financial contribution...You know that what you do is the right thing to do. Thank you!

Second Workshop in the Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Education: Professional Development Workshop Series

The second workshop in the Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Education: Professional Development Workshop Series, "Right here, Right now: Developing Therapeutic Presence," will be held on Sunday, May 11th, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Please see the flyer for more information and how to register!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Thank you Karen!

Taste of Easter joy and fun at the Spirit Farm thanks to Karen's donation 
Do you have abandoned coop we can use?
We have 6 cute little members of Farm Family 

No lesson and raining....

At days like this one, if no lessons have been scheduled, volunteer training/horse exercise and other activities, will be canceled.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Big show this week end at the Park!

Message from Park Equestrian Management:

Fair warning for this weekend, we have 230 horses scheduled to be here for the barrel racing event in the indoor. Parking will be tight and the event is usually very busy. The outdoor rings are both technically open, but if you can come school in the evenings this week or next weekend it might be a little less stressful.

On that note, spectating is FREE and the barrel racers are a BLAST to watch. Just don't stand too closely to the in-gate.

It will be hard or impossible to park tomorrow at the Park...and it will be a little bit too busy for safe therapeutic riding sessions .
Message for volunteers and riders - come and watch the show this week end at the Park. NO LESSONS this Saturday. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Viva Viennna!

Join Spirit at this year’s Viva Vienna! celebration. Enjoy the lovely Memorial Day Weekend weather, meet new people, and introduce Spirit to local residents. You’ll get a chance to talk horses, recruit new volunteers, and raise money to support our horses and programs. Spirit needs 20 volunteers to work as part of a two-person team. Shifts are available from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday (May 24 and 25) and from 10-6 on Monday (May 26). Contact Diane at rep2diane@aol.com.

PS If weather is nice, we shall still do our lessons Sat 9-12 :)

Spring time!

this Spring season is great to do more practicing your skills with horses and taking care of our equipment - Monday - Thursday 5-7 PM
When weather is nice Friday PM and Sat mornings - we are opening outdoor season of therapy and EAL lessons!

Spring Camp 04/14-04/18 - volunteers needed (older than 14) 9-11 AM!