Looking for the perfect rider for Figgy

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Figero

A great looking horse ISO an owner to love

Figero stands 15.2 hands and is a Quarter Horse/Belgian cross born on May 11, 2005. He is quite the character. At times he would act like the class clown and complain like a teenager before it was time to work. Once in session, he would put his game face on and was a reliable solid mount for many of our experienced and independent riders.  

He's been a great horse for us since 2013, but Figgy's got other plans...he would really like to be with one owner. He would be a great horse to take trail rides, to ride Western pleasure, and even to do first level dressage. He just doesn't want to have to deal with side aides and a lead rope anymore, and we want him to be happy first and foremost. He's been telling us he was unhappy in program, and even had a bout with some nervousness and anxiety, but he's in a much better place after some TLC (including ulcer prevention meds), supplements, vet, chiropractic, and acupuncture care. He's like a new horse again, and now that he's happy and feeling well, we'd love to see him go to a new forever home with an owner who can make him theirs full time! Figgy has a high play drive and is very smart, so he needs a rider with experience and the ability to keep him interested and working.

We'd like to ask $2,000 for Figgy, but would be open to offers. 

Should you be interested in more information about Figgy, please contact cheryl@equi-librium.org

What a Dream Come True for a Center Like Ours in New Jersey!

Congratulations to the SPUR program in Lincroft, NJ! They were featured on TODAY this week; Jenna Bush Hager profiled their program, which is very similar to ours. Watch until the very end - they got an AMAZING surprise at the end, and we're so pleased to see a sister center get such a boost - because the more awareness there is for their program, the more benefit for all programs!

"How Does Your Garden Grow?"

Ah, spring! the smell of flowers in the air...WAIT! WHAT? nothing's blooming yet, you say? Well, then, it's time to fertilize! And, what better substance to use than what we have on hand in buckets (muck, that is).

If you'd like some "road apples" to help your garden grow, let us know! We'll make an appointment for you to pop by and with our trusty tractor, help you "load up" on what makes fantastic fertilizer! And, if you happen to have some clean fill on your hands, we'd trade you, or just take that off your hands! Contact us to make arrangements.

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Infographic Alert!

Let's face it - we've all seen them. They pop up everywhere: the infographic. This trend in "visualizing data" is all the rage. When we redesigned our website, I asked the designer if it would be effective for us to create an infographic to present some of our information. While I was searching for just the right application, PATH, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, beat me to the punch. There, in my Pinterest feed, was an infographic about Therapeutic Horsemanship, and not just any infographic - this one had space at the bottom to list a local center - like ours! So, here for your edification, is an infographic that helps to put in visual context why we do what we do, and who can benefit. 

We are increasingly consumers of visual stimuli; we are tied to our "screens" - our computers, our iPads, our phones, and our TVs, not to mention the ones we drive to go and sit in front of to see the latest and greatest movie coming out of Hollywood at the cinemaplex with multiple screens! We have screens on our pumps at the gas station, in the elevators we ride, and at the offices we work in and visit. It's only natural that the infographic would become a "thing."

I do like the way the information is laid out and presented, and the colors remind me of spring - that is here, but still doesn't seem to have REALLY made its appearance yet - so I'm happily sharing it with all of you.

Oh, and by the way - near the bottom of the infographic are 3 ways in which you can get involved. We have opportunities here to do all three! To volunteer, fill out the application on the HELP page.  To become a registered instructor, you start by becoming a member of PATH, and then we can help with your 25 hours of teaching. And, to donate, well, we have lots of options on our GIVE page.

Let us know what you think of this infographic - does it help to explain things in a way that's easy and different? Let us know what you think! Did you learn something new about Therapeutic Horsemanship? Tell us! If it has you thinking this could be the career for you, by all means - we're happy to help you get there! I'm looking forward to all your comments - below!

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Benefit Basket Bingo Sunday, March 25

For the 17th year, volunteers with Equi-librium are organizing a benefit Bingo, to be held at the Plainfield Township Fire Hall. Doors open at 11; games begin at 1. Families and area businesses donate tricky tray items and baked goods as well as great game prizes, including Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke bags. The event usually sells out, so get your tickets today! Tickets are $20 ahead; $25 at the door. If you'd like to sponsor or donate an item, email cheryl@equi-librium.org