Thanks to all...
...that have helped this past year, some with physical labour, some with money, some with encouragement and care for the horses. These are not my words because I could not say them better, so for the New Year...
I Wish For You
Comfort on Difficult Days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
and love to complete your life.
Love and Hugs Yogi
About the site updates...
My webmaster has been very generous with his time, but many people have told me that the herd list is sadly out of date, and that is not his fault. I am going to try and remedy that with new pictures, but in the meantime I would like to share a poem written by Kelsey Langille, that tells the story of all the animals at the Sanctuary.
Ode To The Sanctuary
DOLLY, and HONEY what hroses to be,
what would we do without those sweet peas?
We have Mr. Pergfec, FINALLY's got it all
and the great sweetheart ART, man he is tall!
OBIE, BUNNY, STREETER, SHEENA, and SPRITE,
They're the quiet ones, yeah they are the strong silent type.
FANCY and JAMAICA, now they'r quite the pair,.
drama just follows them everywhere.
DARLING has made a great effort this year,
the best improved pony, that much is clear.
MOCHA's unique outlook was put to good use,
I hope she remembers to never downduce.
DANA, the dreamer, GIDGET so smiley,
the one always talking? That would be MOLLY.
BABE,just watches the horses that's be tricking',
by the way babe, what's with the licking'?
SUNDAY so quiet, while PRIZE, well she's not,
MORNING gives everything, all that she's got.
SWEETUMS and BREEZY they are just zooming
While OH OH and GUS are probably cruising
TONY, the llama was born a few years ago,
but can he spit? The answer is no.
DAWSON it's true your'r a real work of art,
This barn and these horses have teken up most of my heart!
Written by Kelsey the summer 2009
My Financial Situation
I have always financed the Sanctuary with the funds from my job. I was the Shipping/Receiving Clerk at the University of Prince Edward Island. And I fully intended to continue in that frame, but I was fired because of their manditory retirement policy due to age. This is contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and the PEI legislation as well. But they did not see it my way, so for the last three years I have been involved with the Human Rights Commission to get my job back. They will be making a decision in January 2010 sometime.
Because I am now on a small fixed income, I have been unable to adopt more horses. The herd of twenty five is a little more than the pocket book can handle even now. The passion of caring for horses can get a little out of hand. I have had to resort to asking for financial help. I wish to thank everyone that has felt able to contribute to the keeping of the horses, through donations of money, hard labour or just good wishes and encouragement. It is always nice to hear that the herd looks very healthy. A portion of the herd have been here for more than 20 years, I cannot abandon them, they are my children.
I thank everyone that has bought a ticket on the "Christmas Dinner in a Basket Draw" every toony will go to good use at the farm. The feed bill hovers around $10,000 a year, then there is the maintenance costs. During the Winter it costs over $300 a month just to keep two 200 gallon water tubs heated.
Perhaps next year I will have my job back or it may be my turn to win the lottery.
Meanwhile I will just keep watch over the herd and keep them well.
My thanks to you all.
Calling all horse lovers...
If you are 10 years old or older and passionate about horses, Trailblazers Horse Club will be having this years first information meeting on Saturday, February 7th at 2pm at the barn. Civic 3919 Hwy 231 in South Granville. The cost for the program year (February-October) is $200
Handibear Hills Horse Sanctuary adopts and cares for abandoned horses, using them to teach horemanship and stable management to adults and children. This charity is used as an ourtreach program to kids who would benefit from the leadership and life skills that can be gained throught the discipline of caring for horses and ponies.