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By now you have received our 2011 Annual Newsletter.
To view a copy on line
here. Our Annual General Meeting
and Potluck Dinner will be held on March
24, 2012. A highlight of the event will be our Volunteer
Recognition. Our ten, five and three year pin recipients can be
seen in our Annual Newsletter. Another highlight
is celebrating our 15th Anniversary of caring for
horses. And, of course, some special surprises.
Adoptions for 2011 click on picture to read stories.
If you Google ‘Canadian horsewomen’, this
lady’s name will come up and I had the
pleasure of interviewing her. Joy is now
87 years old and has sold her farm and retired,
so I wanted to know about her life now with her
horses. I also wanted to know her thoughts on
horse rescues. This is our interview.
Profile - Hiro Kinugasa
have been with Circle F since 2002. I found out
about volunteer opportunities through Walter who came by
our work site to take some slabs for fence material.
build hand-crafted log homes. In 1997 I came to Canada
with two dreams: to build log homes and to work with
When I started working with horses, I realized
that as long as I have an open heart towards them, I can
make a mental connection with them. I believe this is
different from all other animals. Horses, I think, live
in a pure, simple world. They have no ego, no way to
measure time, and no “to do” list. We live in a
different world, not simple like theirs. So, sometimes,
we have a hard time understanding them and they have an
even more difficult time understanding us.
even think that sometimes we make them do things for us
that probably feel alien to them. That is why we should
always give them an open stance to allow them to make
mistakes. We have to be forgiving if they do something
wrong, it may be the right thing for them but we judge
otherwise. Their reaction is “right”. So, we should
try to figure out the way to present ourselves to the
horse and make adjustments so that the mistakes are
fewer. This is the way I think about horses. And I will
keep trying to understand them better. I hope to do more
clinics this year if there is an interest by
volunteers. Clinic details here - http://www.circlef.ca/PDF/AprilClinics.pdf
& his family
really well, a little tired of the cold and wet I think but
we're looking forward to an exciting summer of riding now that
she's going well under saddle. Sending along a picture of
Anna's first time on her. For all the drama and
excitement Lily seems to enjoy, as soon as Anna was up there,
she was all business, no messing around with her kid up there! Melody
This was Lily
with Jimmy when she first arrived in June 2010.
We are looking
for a barn tenant. Please watch for an announcement with a
pictorial description on our website and Twitter. The
renting out of the barn is essential for our operating
budget. If you know of anyone who may be interested,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
an ad each month in Canadian Horse Journal (formerly Pacific and
Prairie Horse Journal) where she has an ‘Adoption Pen’ and
each month she advertises one of our horses that needs a Forever
Home. April's issue will feature our Dolly.
quote from one of our new volunteers:
must be happy because there's nothing else for which I'd get up
at 7:00 am, drive 1.5 hours in pouring rain or icy conditions and
then, upon arriving there, slop around in the mud and muck for
three hours. Horses
are amazing. It's heaven. :-)"
2012 1st Aide Clinic - TBA
2012 Barn Cleaning
2012 - Pub Night - TBA
Annual Poker Ride/Walk
2012 - Christmas Family Sponsorship
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