Good Golly Miss Molly
Hey, Molly here… I just want to mention a few things that I need in order to do my job working with Kids with Special Needs. Everyday horse care averages $300.00 per horse each month… that includes feed, hay, and regular farrier visits to give us a pedicures. That does not include any emergency visits from the vet or special equipment to help me do my job. I really need one of those special saddles that can adjust to fit my back. Right now I either have to use Doc’s personal saddle or the riders ride bareback on me. I am lucky enough to have a bit-less bridle, but the other horses could use them, it's more humane to our mouths. I could really use a cushy therapeutic saddle pad. A bad fitting saddle can cause back pain, pressure points, and in worse cases…atrophy of the muscles under where the saddle sits. Since I do not have a saddle yet I really need to have one so more riders can have their lessons on me and I can help more riders learn. I am older, even for a therapy horse so I need a special diet, supplements, and even special hay like Alfalfa. Also the older we get the more often the vet needs to come and check on us. I only need a light blanket when it is cold in the winter. I have a thick coat that keeps me warm. In the summer, I could use fly sheet to keep the bugs from biting me and the sun from giving me a sunburn. Please look below for specific needs… and thank you so much for your time.
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“My name is Molly. Doc calls me Molly By Golly or sings Molly, Molly, Molly, Mol-ly…..Mol---ly. She doesn’t sing very well, but I always respond... because I know she loves me ”
“I am an Appaloosa…I have spots on my coat, stripes on my hooves, and that is why you can see the whites of my eyes.”
“Sometimes I think that people get nervous around me because they can see the whites of my eyes; they don’t know that is normal for an Appaloosa horse.”
“Occasionally someone might think I am mad or wild because of my eyes. Once they know me they realize I am an awesome horse.”
“I am the oldest horse at Parkwood Farms. The other horses do not bother me…they know better. They respect me.”
“I have a mind of my own. I like to be asked to do things…not told or bossed around. Just like you I bet.”
“If someone seems to not like me…I don’t want them around me and I let them know how I feel with my body language.”
“A friend of Doc’s gave me to her several years ago. I was being abused by an old cowboy. She brought me home with another horse that day. That lady and I never bonded, so she offered me to Doc to be part of Parkwood Farms therapy horse team.”
“When I met Doc, it was like we were made for each other. She has been my person ever since”
“I do not like the side walkers to crowd me on my sides; maybe it is because of my past abuse. Now I get extra love and treated like a Queen.”
“I have trained the volunteers very well. When I am out of hay in my stall I rub my teeth on the feed pan until they throw me a flake of hay. At feeding time I paw at the ground and so I get fed first.”
“I work with the more advanced riders. My job is to help the kids become better riders.”
“I am now a part of drill team. I have some mixed emotions. When we are all moving in our patterns it is so much fun…right up until we have squeeze in close together in a line.
“I enjoy eating and splashing in the pond water. Standing under the trees in the breeze is one of my favorite things.”
“My most favorite thing of all is when Doc rides me in sessions to show riders how they should ride on their horses. I feel really special on those days and I know that I am really helping the riders.”
Hello, this is Molly again…
I just wanted to share a few words about the special needs that I and the other horses that work with Kids with Special Needs require.
Everyday horse care averages $300.00 per horse each month… that includes feed, hay, and regular farrier visits to trim our feet. That does not include any emergency visits from the vet or special equipment to help me do my job.
i need a special saddles that can adjust to fit my backs and a cushy therapeutic saddle pad.
The saddles the other horses use were used when we got them, and that was like 16 years ago and they are worn out. The other problem is that older saddles cannot be adjusted to fit each horse properly. A saddle that doesn’t fit correctly can cause back pain, pressure points that cause discoloration of our coat, and in worse cases…atrophy of the muscles under where the saddle sits.
Most therapy horses are older like me and need special diets, supplements, and even special hay like Alfalfa. Also the older we get the more often the vet needs to come and check on us.
Another need is blankets. I only need a light blankets when it is cold. In the summer, I could use a fly sheet to keep the bugs from biting me and the sun from giving me a sunburn.
Please look below for specific needs… and thank you so much for your time and generosity.
|1 Month Sponsorship||$300.00|
|1 Year Sponsorship||$3,600.00|
|Saddle 17 1/2" Adj. Pessoa #15692||$1,875.00|
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