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  • #21
    Another vote for the 50/50 idea. Does the COTH Rescue horse need any additional funds to help offset the surgery he had? Just a thought and my .02.

    Member of the VA/DC/MD clique.


    • #22
      Another vote for the 50/50 idea.

      It would be nice to find a rescue in her area, but it would also be nice to make this kind of donation to a well known and established organization, so the idea of it has a better chance of being remembered, publicized, and perhaps copied. Wouldn't it be a nice trend to have started?
      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

      Spay and neuter. Please.


      • #23
        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wtywmn4:
        50/50 split is a great idea...Hospice and a Rescue...Erin do we know which Chronicle it will be in yet?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

        Hey All!

        We're shooting for the dressage issue on June 21st. Bill is working on the ad no and as soon as he has the laytout done I'm going to lasso Erin in to writing some copy for it [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] We have to have it to COTH by June 7th.

        I Dig the 50/50 idea as well [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

        -- Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
        Life Goes On


        • #24
          Hey Akrogirl!

          I found those same links (thanks Google!)
          but I wasn't sure how to 'link' them into here.

          I asked at the barn and the only response I got besides 'I dunno' was T.R.O.T (therapeutic riding of Tucson - not exactly a rescue but charitable none the less).

          Sorry, I'm not much help! The only other thing I could think of was the humane society as they could do horse rescues but otherwise, I'm drawing a blank.

          ~* Be kind to one another *~


          • #25
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Does the COTH Rescue horse need any additional funds to help offset the surgery he had? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            Great suggestion, and I think definitely worth considering! If I recall correctly, the surgery ran around $3500 (???) and definitely wasn't going to be covered by the money we raised for Patriot's rescue.

            "Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." - Dennis Miller
            Dude Clique ~ Denis Leary Fan
            Congratulations to the San Jose Sharks for a great season! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
            In Honor of dublin aka Dee Dee 07/24/53-02/07/03
            \"Of course, that\'s just my opinion. I could be wrong.\" - Dennis Miller
            *Go Bruins - Go Niners*


            • #26
              I am so proud of the effort. It's such a nice thing to do. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I have no firm opinions on allocation. Whatever the body of contributors thinks is right is a-ok with me.


              • #27
                To Erin and WC Princess;
                First I want to thank everyone that has contributed to Kathy's fund. I am a friend of Kathy's and rode with her here in Arizona. Actually, I couldn't have ridden without her help and knowledge. Reading all of the kind words posted on this BB has been overwhelming. We all miss her very much.

                A couple of years ago Kathy was thinking about starting up a school for under-priveldged and challenged kids, knowing the healing properties of inter-acting with horses. I even gave her an old article about Kathy Kusner and the riding school she is trying to establish in L.A. Anyway, neither one of us had the funds to do something like this, but I know it is something she thought about. I will talk to her family and close friends and see what they think. Thanks for everything.



                • #28
                  I was just reading the article about how the Horses In The Hood and how they were doing, as I admit I have not read much on it since Kathy Kusner suggested it.
                  I think a 50/50 to Horses In The Hood would be fabulous. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
                  Starman Babies


                  • #29
                    There is a very large and well respected theraputic riding program here in the Phoenix area called Horses Help. They have been around for years and always need donations.
                    Dressage: a process by which some riders can eventually be taught to respect the bit


                    • #30
                      Yes, Ms. Kusner has a very worthy project. I believe that someone earlier posted a reference to another like program in the southeast.

                      If you feel the family is in agreement, then I vote Horses in the Hood as well as the local hospice.

                      -- * > hoopoe
                      The ancient Greeks did not write obituaries. They only wanted to know if you had a passion.
                      -- * > hoopoe
                      Procrastinate NOW
                      Introverted Since 1957


                      • #31
                        Horses In The Hood website
                        In Honor of dublin aka Dee Dee 07/24/53-02/07/03
                        \"Of course, that\'s just my opinion. I could be wrong.\" - Dennis Miller
                        *Go Bruins - Go Niners*


                        • #32
                          I would be happy to let Ms. Kusner know about our desire to make a contribution if we make a decision to do that....I'm sure she would be thrilled!

                          Inner Bay Equestrian


                          • #33
                            I am all for donating to the Hospice of Yuma. My father was able to die at home in his bedroom with the help of the local Hospice. They also gave my Mom and Brother a break during the day for a few hours. Dad needed constant supervision. I was working, so I helped out on my days off. I hope I can also die at home, surrounded with my favorite people and model horses. Leo can go to Ryerss farm for aged equine, if everything works out as planned.

                            *Endurance Rider Wannabee!*
                            *Endurance Rider Wannabee!* (But...just passing thru...for now!)
                            ~*Peruvian Paso Clique*~


                            • #34
                              The hospice here in town was wonderful when my sister was in her last few weeks - a very worthy cause.

                              Reginapony, how are you doing?
                              \"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E


                              • #35
                                I think the hospice is the place to put the remainder of the money. They do wonderful work.
                                They're not nurses, they're angels.
                                Dressage: a process by which some riders can eventually be taught to respect the bit


                                • Original Poster

                                  I'm bumping this up because we need to make a final decision... perhaps we can brainstorm a bit more on this thread, and then I'll post a poll where we can vote.

                                  I would agree that we should likely stick with better-known charities. Also, I think it would be nice if we could make the contribution to a charity that Kathy herself would have liked. Personally, I really like the idea of Horses in the Hood. But there are also some very good therapeutic riding programs in Phoenix. I'll shoot off another email to Kathy's sister and ask if she has any ideas.

                                  I do think it would be nice for half of our contribution to go to the hospice.

                                  Any other thoughts?


                                  • #37
                                    I vote for donating it to what Kathy's family has chosen.

                                    Superheroes of the universe, unite!

                                    The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde


                                    • #38
                                      Donate it to the Hospice.


                                      • #39
                                        My vote would be for Hospice.

                                        I do love the idea of a 50/50 split, but if I am reading between the lines correctly....I think the family would want it to go to Hospice.


                                        • #40
                                          Horses In The Hood and the Hospice [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                                          Only because my non horsey family, if this were me, would say Hospice and my Animal Friends would say Horses In The Hood.

                                          I had a hunting friend who passed away, and her family asked for donations to PETA, because they knew she was an animal lover.
                                          Starman Babies