Amy's Wish Horse Therapy

$13,000 of $9,900 goal

Raised by 48 people in 19 months
Brie Black
on behalf of Doreen Bruton
 SOUTHLAKE, TX
Amy's Wishes With Wings is a theraputic horseback riding facility that provides horseback riding to children with special needs in Southlake, TX. The facility is staffed with PATH and Spirithorse instructors.

I am trying to raise money to give back to these amazing people and horses that have given so much to my family and many others in the community. Currently, there are quite a few things that are needed to care for the horses that provide so much for so many children in numerous ways. The following is what we will be putting donations towards:

- Saddle Pads for each horse, 12 needed ($100 each)

- Barn Repairs  needing $4,000 to complete repairs

- Vet Bills totalling $1,200 for 2 therapy horses,    Shotgun and Penny

- New Therapy Horse to help all of these truly amazing children $3,500

We need the funds by the end of the year, December 31, 2016. 

The reason I am reaching out and starting this campaign, is to try and give back to a program that has given such an incredible service to so many children in our community. My daughter Millie has personally grown in such an amazing way thanks to the kindness and patience of all the staff and horses. As I have said so many times, I could not imagine her life, or our life for that matter, without these horses and the fabulous humans too.

Ride with Pride and Amy's Wishes With Wings has been around for 37 years. There have recently been 4 other therapy centers in the area that have had no choice but to close their centers down. I know that together we can all prevent the same thing from happening to this amazing facility. 

On behalf of the children and the horses that love them, I would like to say thank you in advance for all the support!

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We are truly thankful for everyone who has donated to, supported and shared our campaign for Amy's Wish With Wings! We are currently above our original goal and couldn't be more excited. The support we have received is unbelievable!!!

The money we have raised thus far will go towards the much needed barn repairs that are already being made, paying veterinarian bills, and other things to get through the winter. We have been fortunate to raise the amount we have and it will make such a difference for the program.

The program itself, Amy's Wish With Wings, is a non-profit that is provided for children with special needs. The therapy received is magical. The bonds made between horse and rider go beyond the physical boundaries of the barn and arena, and have a lifelong affect on everyone involved.

Weekly horseback riding lessons, horse science classes and holiday horse camps are booked in effort to support this amazing program. The costs of running such a program, keeping up the maintenance on the facilities, and taking care of these beloved horses they way they deserve to be loved are higher than one might imagine. Below is a snapshot of the costs involved.

$5 jar of molasses (we use this for a sick horse to help him/her drink more water)
$7 for one bale of hay x 200 per month = $1,400 per month (we use 6 bales per day)
$8 for peppermint horse treats
$9 salt rocks
$16 for one bale alfalfa hay x 20 = $320 per month
$22 for 1 bag equine senior x 80 bags per month = $1760 per month
$24 for 32 oz fly spray
$40 to trim hooves for one horse x 25 horses = $1,000 every six weeks
$80 for 1 gallon fly spray
$100 to purchase 1 saddle pad x 12 = $1200
$750 for one load of shavings each month
$1400 for one load of hay for each month
$2000 for one load of feed for each month
$3500 to purchase therapy horse
$4000 to make repairs to our 40 yr old barn

And the list can go on. This does not include payroll, taxes, insurance, truck, horse trailer, veterinary care and supplies to run our operation.

While we have raised the money to get through the winter, I would like to try and raise a little extra to start off the spring with a little extra bounce! Please help me on Giving Tuesday by sharing and supporting this amazing cause.

Thank you for all the support!
Brie Black

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Words cannot even describe the overwhelming joy I have in announcing that we have raised nearly $7,000!!! We are so close to reaching our campaign goal! We want to thank every person that has contributed, whether it was in the form of a donation or helping to spread the word. Every bit makes a huge difference.

I encourage everyone to check out the video posted on our campaign page, if you haven't already. It comes from the heart of the family who put the video together, their child who rides these spirit horses, the owner of the facility, and resonates the passion of everyone involved.

Please continue to spread the word, and again,
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts,

Brie Black
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Amy's Wish Horse Therapy has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to everyone that has contributed. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support. Please continue to share and spread the word. Thank you all!!!
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Oh my goodness! In less than 24 hours people have generously donated over $1,500!!! We are so touched and very grateful for every contribution. No amount is too small. Every amount makes a difference! It takes a lot to keep these amazing horse therapy centers running, financially and physically. I am confident we can keep Amy's Wish With Wings running strong. Thank you for all of the contributions and sharing. This would not be possible without you! Please continue to spread the word.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Brie Black
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$13,000 of $9,900 goal

Raised by 48 people in 19 months
Created September 21, 2016
Brie Black
on behalf of Doreen Bruton
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Jan LaPointe
7 months ago

Doreen we are so thankful for your camp Charlotte and Molly both look so forward to attending. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful horse camps! Molly reqested we donate to camp in lieu of her birthday gifts this year.

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15 months ago
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15 months ago
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Debra & Brooke Glosser
15 months ago
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In memory of TW Glosser Best wishes always

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16 months ago
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Shannon Brame
17 months ago
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Best wishes!

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