We consider ourselves and our program to be very blessed. We have great handlers and well trained miniature therapy horses. We continue to increase the number of visits we do each year, we are booked for all of 2017 and part of 2018 and we continue to grow. We receive more request to make visits to care centers, schools, etc. than we can attend. A few months ago, an anonymous donor, who is interested in seeing our program expand to help more children, gave us a very generous donation. We knew that in order to be able to make more visits another team would need to be in place and that we needed a means of transportation for that team as well. We made a decision to be very wise with the money donated and to use it as well as possible. To achieve this goal, Seven Oaks Farm was able to hire Sarah, our intern, as a full time handler. We also were able to locate a used van with the help of Liberty Ford. We purchased a used Ford Transit. We are now able to begin scheduling our new team that will be dedicated to serving the children in our community and also those in hospice care. We still need your help to continue with all the visits we already make to over 60 senior care facilities. While we are especially grateful for this donation, we still need your help to continue all the usual day to day care of the horses and to keep all our teams on the road. Our goal is still the same, to serve others, bring joy and offer hope. You are a very important part of helping us to achieve this goal and we need you. We need all the time you volunteer, we need your encouragement and when you can, we need your financial help as well. We know that with your generous support we have a bright future ahead of bringing joy to thousands in our community.
Follow your dreams!
We had the pleasure a few weeks ago of speaking with a mom who was trying to help her daughter follow her dream. This young gal, Taylor, had already established a therapy program using a few of her own horses she had trained. Unfortunately, thru no fault of her own, tragedy struck and left this girl with no horses.
We were able to step in and offer Taylor a hand by providing three horses that could be the foundation of her program again. Remington, Minnie and Tammy are at their new home and are already being showered in love. Our mission of serving others, bringing joy and offering hope will be lived out in this young girl and 3 little horses. We wish "Healing Hooves Ministry" all the best as they serve their local community.
First we would like to thank you for all your support and prayers.
We've began training again, and all are enjoying the spike in weather. Our full-time handlers are here working with the horses and running them through our training exercises. Once our herd is fully recovered and cleared by the our vet we will return to our training visits.
The girls have been hard at work getting horses back into the routine of halters, grooming, and mock-visits. Training around the farm involves lots of petting, loving and working on loud noises and quick movements.
We're excited to get back into working toward what we love. All the horses have been very receptive and quick to remember what they have learnd. Wendy, Harley, and Jet are all back to being the cutest things we've every seen and enjoy meandering around the farm while we train with other horses. Spirits are getting lifted and we're getting excited for what's to come.
Again, we'd like to thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for our horses. We'll keep you posted with pictures and videos.
From all of us at Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses. We would like to wish a Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you! We have had an incredible year and there is so much to be thankful for. Most of all we are thankful for your support, kindness and generosity that you have shown us in helping our programs succeed. We hope that you are able to spend time with family and friends and celebrate this wonderful holiday.
- Lisa Moad
3 words to describe our adventures in Texas.
Scenic - Diverse - Joyful
Our trip through the heart of Texas was one of the most beautiful sights we have seen. The winding roads and gorgeous rock walls were the perfect scenery for a drive cross-country.
We have encountered very friendly and welcoming people, whose generosity and friendliness has brought joy and smiles to us during opportune moments.
We've all shared many laughs during this trip across the beautiful state of Texas. We can definitely see why "Everything is Bigger in Texas". While driving here is much different than in Ohio, Interstates have access roads instead of on and off ramps and the speed limit reaches 80 on two lane highways. Each adventure brings a smile and something to remember.
Now that we've stopped in New Mexico, we're excited to bringmore joy to children in Ronald McDonald House of El Paso & soon deliver some Christmas Cheer to soldiers and military members at Ft. Bliss - stay tuned...
Today starts our journey to the Tournament of Roses Parade! We couldn't be more thrilled about this opportunity and the chance to share the joy that our little horses bring to many of those across the nation. Thanks to those who have helped make this dream come true, without you this wouldn't have been possible. Follow along with us as we keep you up to date with our travels and stops on the way.