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Thread: Residents came to see the horses!! Photos!!

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    This is our 4th annual visit from Quail Summit, an assisted living facility. My friend from school, Cheri, helped me this year. This is the first year I didn't have kids/former students helping and it worked fine. Rachel was here to watch Buddy, take photos, and serve the lemonade and pretzels. Cheri and I already have plans for next year. :-D

    This trip always has a waiting list for the bus, but fewer came this year because the heat (89) scared them away. But, they are always seated in the shade and there was a great breeze. We serve lemonade before they leave to keep them cool.

    The agenda was chat, take Tucker and Mazie through the obstacle course, then take them through the line. Then give a lunging demo with Chloe and Gypsy, then take them through the line. Lastly, Rosie did her dance. She is a bit flighty to go through the line, but I bring her out for them to see closer. The one gentleman there was a farmer, so he loved being here. Many of the women are horse lovers.

    All photos are by Rachel--until you see her with Buddy. ;)

    Mazie backing through the elbow, while Tucker tackles the poles.
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    Tucker
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    What a love bug. :-)
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    Tucker coming off the bridge!
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    Mazie
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    Cheri has Chloe. As you can see, Chloe's an easy keeper. lol
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    Cheri with Tucker
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    I'm explaining about Rosie's dance...
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    Rosie circles...
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    Rosie sidepasses....
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    Buddy's turn!
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    Tucker and Mazie in the obstacle course. Mazie has a hula hoop going over her. Tucker is going through the cones.
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    Mazie on the bridge!
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    Horse loving
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    I lunged Chloe and Gypsy, then took them through the line.
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    But such a gentle soul.
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    First I chat with them. I was explaining about the muzzles.
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    There's Cheri! She's a PE teacher.
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    That's great! I used to work in an aclf and I know the residents loved the outings!!
    It is so nice of you to do this. I am sure they enjoyed it! :-D :thumbup:

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    What a great thing you do for the seniors!!
    Great pictures Rachel!!!

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    You are doing a really good thing. Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    This is our 4th annual visit from Quail Summit, an assisted living facility. My friend from school, Cheri, helped me this year. This is the first year I didn't have kids/former students helping and it worked fine. Rachel was here to watch Buddy, take photos, and serve the lemonade and pretzels. Cheri and I already have plans for next year. :-D

    This trip always has a waiting list for the bus, but fewer came this year because the heat (89) scared them away. But, they are always seated in the shade and there was a great breeze. We serve lemonade before they leave to keep them cool.

    The agenda was chat, take Tucker and Mazie through the obstacle course, then take them through the line. Then give a lunging demo with Chloe and Gypsy, then take them through the line. Lastly, Rosie did her dance. She is a bit flighty to go through the line, but I bring her out for them to see closer. The one gentleman there was a farmer, so he loved being here. Many of the women are horse lovers.

    All photos are by Rachel--until you see her with Buddy. ;)
    What a wonderful thing that you do. Keep up the good work and blessings to you and yours.

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    That is so neat!! I love that you do that with the horses and the seniors. Keep up the good work. I love your horses... one day, just maybe...

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    How sweet of you to do that~ I just moved my parents into assisted living this week and I can only hope they have activities half as fun as this one!!!

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    Oh Karla, I'm crying. What a fun day for everyone, 2 or 4 legged. Love Mazies Do :D

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    Precious!

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    I think what you do is wonderful! I just recently visited my niece in a rehab/comprehensive center, my first time to visit a place like that. It broke my heart seeing so many elderly people just sitting in wheelchairs watching TV, or in small rooms with nothing to do. Thank God there are peole like you!!

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    I really enjoyed your pictures. The thing that is most impressive is the wonderful smiles on the ladies and guy!
    Thanks for posting. Such a wonderful day you must have had!

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    Good for you !!!

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    I was just thinking about this the other day...I'm so glad the horses won over another bunch of seniors....and Buddy getting in on the loving.... :-D :-D :-D

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    What a wonderful day for everyone. Thanks for sharing. You truly have a good heart.

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    What a great day they had, but they always do, don't they? Plus, Buddy got to show his talents...how good of a boy he is. :)
    And look at MY ROSIE! Gotta love her!
    I just love all the pictures. I'm going to get up there soon, hopefully before school starts, just need someone to travel with me. It's such a long way to go by myself.

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    Aw, what a nice thing to do!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure everyone loved it!
    Hope Buddy was a good boy!

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    I think its wonderful that you take the time to do this for the seniors. Loved all your pictures and of course Buddy.

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    Wonderful see smiles on these seniors faces. You are doing a great benefit for others.

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    What great pics. It looks like all had so much fun. It's great of you to do this.

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    The horses are so adorable and Buddy is growing so fast.

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    What a nice thing for you to do for our senoirs. They all looked like they were having alot of fun. The pics are priceless! Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful. In Aug. I am going to a horse retreat for therapy - suffer from CFIDS. check - cfids assoc. site Have so many of the symtoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I think what you do is wonderful! I just recently visited my niece in a rehab/comprehensive center, my first time to visit a place like that. It broke my heart seeing so many elderly people just sitting in wheelchairs watching TV, or in small rooms with nothing to do. Thank God there are people like you!!
    That's more like a nursing home--those folks aren't able to come out. :-( The folks who do are quite independent--well some. There are three levels of care. Most who visit are from the independent or assisted levels. Now and then one from the third level will come.

    I get as much out of it as they do! It gives me something to do, and work on with the horses. Plus, I don't work in July and most of August--so I have the time. :-D

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    What a wonderful outing for all of you! The smiles are so great to see. The minis appear to really enjoy the extra attention and Buddy just eats it up! Lucky for everyone involve!

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    How wonderful, keep up the great work. Residents enjoy outings.

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