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A heartfelt THANK YOU to the COTH community

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  • A heartfelt THANK YOU to the COTH community

    Your generosity has been overwhelming, especially during very difficult times. Financially, creatively, emotionally, you have been an incredible support to those in the rescue community.

    And the "thank you" is not just for Special Horses, Inc. It is for all of you who help. Those of you who quietly take on a horse, one at a time. Those who pass on the word about horses in need - in the kill pens, the back lots, the backyards, and those awaiting adoptions at rescues. To those of you who donated your efforts (crafts, organizational, internet) to help make our, and other, fundraisers so successful. To those of you who, through their efforts with equine assisted therapy, spread the word about how much horses can give, even when some people would think they are "used up." And to the COTH moderators and administrators who enable us!

    This time last year, I was simply organizing a Secret Santa for Horse Rescues. This year, equineartworks and I joined forces to form Special Horses Inc., and we became a not-for-profit in the state of Missouri and are 501(c)3 pending [ahem, since July!]. Through your incredible generosity, we have raised over $10,000 for over 20 different 501(c)3 equine charities, every penny of which went directly to those organizations, where it was so desperately needed. We were able to help mobilize hauling and hay for those affected by the floods last spring in North Dakota and surrounding areas. We passed on information about ASPCA hay grants. We were able to connect people who could help in so many ways with groups that needed their help.

    I like to joke that Special Horses Inc. is an organization with a terrific website and marketing sense (equineartworks) and a big mouth (me!). But the heart of our organization is YOU, the incredible COTH community.

    Thank you again, so very, very much. It is an honor and a privilege to "know" all of you.
    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

  • #2
    Thank you Special Horses for doing a lot of the work.

    *standing ovation*

    Keep up the awesome work!

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    • #3
      Thank you Special Horses! *joins in applause!* Thank you CoTH!


      • #4
        I applaud you for you work. Unfortunately, this year has been erm...fiscally challenging? And I have not been able to donate money--only time. But I really appreciate what you guys have done financially to support well deserving rescues.

        Thank you so very much.
        A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

        Might be a reason, never an excuse...


        • #5
          Originally posted by BuddyRoo View Post
          I applaud you for you work. Unfortunately, this year has been erm...fiscally challenging? And I have not been able to donate money--only time. But I really appreciate what you guys have done financially to support well deserving rescues.

          Thank you so very much.

          Time is important too BuddyRoo! I am also in a position where I can't help a lot financially, but...I can off the skills I DO have to help out...by making saleable things in my case.
          From me, a HUGE thankyou to the COTHer (don't know if you want to be known or not) who donated a large number of 'blank' browbands for decoration and auction use. I've gotten lovely notes back from everyone who was a recipient and feel privileged to have done a little bit to help.
          Equineartworks and Geek are definitely two of my hero CoTHers though for managing to put this together when they each have so much other stuff to do in their lives. THANK YOU ladies!!


          • #6
            Originally posted by BuddyRoo View Post
            I applaud you for you work. Unfortunately, this year has been erm...fiscally challenging? And I have not been able to donate money--only time. But I really appreciate what you guys have done financially to support well deserving rescues.

            Thank you so very much.
            Only time? BR, you are one of the board MVPs this year! Susie, Woodland, and a few others will vouch for that.
            HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
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            • #7
              Time is the one thing, the only thing we possess that is most valuable.

              So giving 'just time' is nothing to be sneezed at. All the money does no good without the people who give 'just time' to make things happen.



              • #8
                I ditto Geeks heartfelt thanks.

                This is, hands down, the classiest most selfless group of people I have ever "met". When you think of all the little miracles that happen day after day...it's more than we can put into words.

                You all step up to the plate time and time again, and rally to support each other whenever the need arises. I will be honest and say that the support I received when Dumplin' passed was the glue that held me together. No one prepared me for it, but you were all here to share it. And that makes it easier to bear. It's that support that makes everything work here...

                When there is a horse in need? You are there. A rescue in dire straits? You are there. You help trailer, you enable you are simply the best.
                I Loff My Quarter Horse & I love Fenway Bartholomule cliques

                Just somebody with a positive outlook on life...go ahead...hate me for that.


                • #9
                  Big High Five to Special Horses! Without your efforts, this year would have been much more difficult. And it has been a DIFFICULT year!

                  Hats OFF & Deep Bow to the COTH Community!

                  You have given your time; your attention, your responses, your stick art, your laughs, your support, your caring.

                  You have been there with shoulders to lean on when some of us had to help one of our beloved horses cross the Rainbow Bridge.

                  You have been there for the birth of a new kid on the block (human & equine).

                  You have been there when a dear COTHer has passed.

                  You have come together to help, advise, cradle, support and just flat out be there for many of us. Good Times & Not So Good Times.

                  COTH ROCKS!
                  Be kind to the animals for they are the True Innocents!
                  True Innocents Equine Rescue: www.tierrescue.org
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                  • #10
                    bumping up because I think there are many who deserve big time thank yous this year.

                    Those of you who have helped out really do deserve some major horsey karma points.

                    Thank you thank you and THANK YOU!!!!

                    And thank you Dressage Geek. Your undying commitment is amazing. Well done.
                    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


                    • #11
                      I'd like to echo everyone else giving thanks to COTH members for their support of Willie and my family during our unbelievable saga, as well as the Special Horses effort. I was happy to make the few stained glass donations that I could for some fund raisers, and hope to do more in the future. I, too, have no extra money after Willie's vet bills , but was glad to be able to at least help a little by donating a few glass pieces. Several orders from COTH members generated donations for my participating Equiglas rescues, so I"d like to thank them for their orders, too.
                      And let's hope that 2010 is a better year for many of us!
                      stained glass groupie


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                        Originally posted by eventgroupie2 View Post
                        Several orders from COTH members generated donations for my participating Equiglas rescues, so I"d like to thank them for their orders, too.
                        Wonderful! We were so hoping this would happen!
                        Originally posted by eventgroupie2 View Post
                        And let's hope that 2010 is a better year for many of us!
                        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                        • #13
                          As a benefactor of Special Horses, yes, thank you so very much to the COTH community! We so do appreciate your support as well as everything that Special Horses does for us.
                          Lori T
                          www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


                          • #14
                            And I join the ranks who applaud you. DG and EAW, you guys know first hand how computer illiterate I am and so, none of this would be possible without the two of you and the masses of Cothers behind you.

                            Great job is all I can say. Thankyou for hanging in there even when you didnt want to cause real life got in the way.
                            Our horses are not seen as the old and disabled they may have become, but rather as the mighty steeds they once believed themselves to be.

                            Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement