Saturday, May 31, 2014


Welcome new girl!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


It is raining, but we have an indoor and see you for lessons tonight!

To the Spirit Team

Thank you all great dedicated volunteers for keeping Spirit alive and growing 
A kind gesture can make a world of difference to the recipient 

Viva Vienna - winner of Spirit Raffle

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMIE BENNETT, winner of EAA session   at Viva Vienna, 2014!
Thank you all who helped to present us to community there 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Storm season

Thank you all brave helpers and riders who rode last evening just before the storm. 
All went well, we did lesson at 6, but noise and too much thunders made us cancel session at 7. 
Hoping for better weather tonight.
See you soon 

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Solveig is leaving Spirit Field tomorrow at 11 AM
She touched so many lives so far, even being with us such a short time. 
Hives and severe breathing problems is too much to force her to stay at our field during the summer months....
She may be back in fall...will see...
Thank you Curtis and Marsha for letting us meet this wonderful mare....

Memorial Day Weekend - no lessons at Spirit from Friday to Monday

Dear all, 
please note that it will be no lessons at Spirit Program 
Friday 05/23
Saturday 05/24
Monday 05/26

Hope you will enjoy a long Memorial Day weekend

Spirit Team

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Busy day at Spirit Program

Great day at the Spirit field. All 12 horses worked hard.
We hosted a leadership clinic and our herd did great work with great Team from Teaching horses.
Lessons at the evening went well and 10 young students had a good time of learning and working with Samson, Solveig, Coco, Cece, Huckleberry and Buttercup
Thank you all who helped about it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Spread the word: Spirit got approval from CFC and our number is


Tuesday and Wednesday

Thank you all who helped this days!


No lessons!
Stay dry :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuesday - help needed

Hi, there, 
just find out that 4 of our usually reliable volunteers (Mentors and Assistants) have a difficult exam this days, and may have to miss Tuesday at Spirit lessons. 
Please, contact me if you can help - 5-8 PM 
Thank you in advance

From Emma

  1. From Emma - volunteer coordinator
    Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

    A huge thank you to all the moms on this email list for all that you do! The other overwhelming topic on my Facebook newsfeed this week includes endless cap and gown pictures, so congratulations to anyone (or any of your friends and family) who graduated this past weekend! (And for the rest of us, summer is just around the corner!) As schools begin finishing up, and people start looking forward to vacations, I have a few important notices:

    1) We could really use extra hands on Tuesday and Wednesday this week! Unfortunately, many of our regular volunteers for these days will be absent this week as vacations coincide with some very important AP and IB exams. Please add your name to the schedule or email me to be added for these days!

    2) Viva Vienna is just around the corner and we need your help on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day talking to members of the community about Spirit. To make things easy, you can sign up for a shift using our normal volunteer spreadsheet, in the first column next to Monday 5/26. It will be a great opportunity to meet potential future volunteers, talk about the program you love and experience a fun local festival!

Busy weekend - preparation, workshop, presentations, EAP sessions

Busy weekend has been extended to the Monday
Presentation of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for guests, therapists from Prosperity Clinic, this morning, then a whole day a lot of sessions with clients.
Thank you Veronica and Ioana for giving a life to Spirit EAP Program!
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Saturday 05/10/2014

Saturday - forecast is not good for outdoor lessons. 
Sorry, we have to cancel all activities for tomorrow. 
Take care and stay dry.
See you Monday, starting one more week of our Spring Class

Thursday lessons

Last night was to busy to be filmed, but it was great!
Thank you all who made it happen. Happy people and happy horses together. Adults, kids and therapy group together - thank you all for your smiles. This keeps us going 
Thank you Zoe, Emma, Sara, Laura, Jennie, Mary Francis, Cindy, Sara (new volunteer), Allison, Anna, Colin, Phoebe, Sara (young volunteer) Tess, Emily, Grace...You are the power of Spirit 
After great lessons we did some work and covered hay. It was fun!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Volunteers needed!

Spirit has endless need for more helping hands. Invite a friend, support the Spirit Program. Thursdays and Fridays have openings for anyone who wants to help 5-8 PM

Or, if anyone is willing to make something like this for our wet and saddle pads in general, please?
It can be much taller :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Pull out the mariachi band, margaritas, and chimichangas, and salsa on over to Spirit this week! As we go into our third week of Spring lessons, I don't have any particularly exciting news (other than California Chrome winning the Derby of course- which if you haven't seen/ heard of this colt it is so worth 5 minutes of your day to google him/ rewatch the race!), but just to reiterate from last week:

1) Mondays are full! If you're not on the schedule, please be sure to contact me if you would like to come on Mondays.

2) Fridays are back! Like Saturday lessons, Friday's class will be held outside and is susceptible to weather cancellations, so please pay close attention to the blog,, and/ or facebook!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunny Saturday!

Great lesson time this Saturday
Thank you all for your help

So happy...

Days are longer and warm now. Enough time for Mentors to work with horses before or after lesson time.
No more need for Sunday training.