Give Rainbow's End a Chance

$555 of $50k goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
Give Rainbow's End a chance
Rainbow's End Riding And Therapeutic Farm has been in operation for 13 years. The current economy has slowed our income. I would have to charge my current riders $75-$100 per ride to cover expenses and most could not afford this.
We have helped many riders overcome, fears, build confidence deal with autism and achieve accomplishments. The following letters from parents and riders explain it better than I can.


Letters from riders parents



I have many stories to tell about what these horses have taught me and others who have come here and what I have witnessed. It's all being compiled in a book called "It' All Connected: Horses Autism and the Rest of Us, Lessons Learned in the Barn. sample chapter
The proceeds of which will help continue the successes this place has brought about.


I want to keep Rainbow's End alive and these funds will give us the very chance we need to continue to provide the riding experience to those who need it.


Riding should be for everyone from the nuero-typical to the severely cognitively challenged. One thing I have learned is everyone can learn to ride it's just a matter of how long it will take. The benefits of riding should be available to all. Benefits that include building a close connection with another creature. It involves leadership training in how to get another being to cooperate with you. It's a stress reliever in that this activity is very consuming. You can't think about who is bullying you at school or the bills to be paid when you need to be careful this big animal in front of you doesn't step on your feet. Physically it improves balance, coordination and core strength. Riding is beneficial on so many levels, Psychologically, spiritualy, physically and cognitively and is also proven to increase academic achievement. It helps focus children with add and autism. It helps develop social skills as well. Our riders also compete in as low key and fun atmosphere that we can find.
Besides all this horses are good listeners.


The horses are mostly all second chance horse that have helped bring about some amazing stories meet the horses. meet the horses



The $50,000. we are asking for will keep us going another two years while the book is finished and be used for a marketing and business plan to get us in a self-sustainable position. It will also be used to make improvements to the property, repair leaky roofs, update plumbing and electric to ensure safe operation. The marketing plan I hope will include a small store/café selling fairly traded organic goods, and calendar and Christmas cards of our horses. Solar and manure combustion to reduce costs and sell back electricity. Fill our riding slots and hire part time help to give me the hours to write and build a proper website. Have space available to offer other alternative beneficial services as well including yoga tai chi and Reiki.




So please donate to keep a worthwhile program alive. And feel free to schedule a visit to see us in action or just meet the horse crew.
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Update 4
Posted by Susan Shaw
38 months ago
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Hello Everyone
Thanks again to those who have donated. You have helped Rainbow's End stay afloat for our horses and riders who need us.

Website Update: I have been able to buy my domain name with free webhosting and $150 in free Google ads for $39.95 which beat my internet marketers $29.95 a month.

Solar: I have also started my research into solar electric production from the roof of my barn. If anyone knows anyone who has recently gone solar could you please ask if they will contact me to let me know how it went. What pitfalls to avoid and what went well. I have two queries out now and have been researching the state site and provider sites.

Barter: I also have a barter going with a woman to look for grants and raise funds for Rainbow's End

Roomate: I am also looking for a roomate who would be interested in living and working on a horsefarm. If you know anyone give them my contact info or send them this post. I prefer a vegan or vegetarian. We do as much as we can here to never harm animals.

Book: I am really close to having my book available on Amazon. I will be publishing it in essays. When it is complete, the whole book will then be available. The first "essay" should be available in a week.
When gathering my hay this week there was more bad news for the horse industry. People are still looking to find homes for their horses. Many people don't have the money to keep them. And my taxes say this is probably the worst year ever.
I am doing everything to become sustainable and diversify and raise funds and just need you help to stay afloat til then. Thanks for your continued support and help by donating and reposting my messages.
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Update 3
Posted by Susan Shaw
39 months ago
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Hello Everyone
Thanks again to those who have donated. You have helped Rainbow's End stay afloat for our horses and riders who need us.

Website Update: I have been able to buy my domain name with free webhosting and $150 in free Google ads for $39.95 which beat my internet marketers $29.95 a month.

Solar: I have also started my research into solar electric production from the roof of my barn. If anyone knows anyone who has recently gone solar could you please ask if they will contact me to let me know how it went. What pitfalls to avoid and what went well. I have two queries out now and have been researching the state site and provider sites.

Barter: I also have a barter going with a woman to look for grants and raise funds for Rainbow's End

Roomate: I am also looking for a roomate who would be interested in living and working on a horsefarm. If you know anyone give them my contact info or send them this post. I prefer a vegan or vegetarian. We do as much as we can here to never harm animals.

Book: I am really close to having my book available on Amazon. I will be publishing it in essays. When it is complete, the whole book will then be available. The first "essay" should be available in a week.
When gathering my hay this week there was more bad news for the horse industry. People are still looking to find homes for their horses. Many people don't have the money to keep them. And my taxes say this is probably the worst year ever.
I am doing everything to become sustainable and diversify and raise funds and just need you help to stay afloat til then. Thanks for your continued support and help by donating and reposting my messages.
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Update 2
Posted by Susan Shaw
39 months ago
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Hi Everyone,
Just a quick note to let you know what's going on. I got my first check from Gofundme so its off to the local hardware store for materials to fix the leaky roof only getting up there will have to wait til a thaw. I have an appointment with an internet marketer on Friday. This is exciting and thanks again for your generous donations. Please repost so everyone gets this message. Reposting is just as important as donating and donations don't need to be large, $5 dollars helps too. Thanks again for helping to keep Rainbow's End alive.
sue
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Update 1
Posted by Susan Shaw
39 months ago
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Hi Everyone,
Thank you everyone for reading my page and a thank you to those who visited my website and to those who reposted and thank you to those who donated.
We raised $155 so far that will be used to upgrade my website and make it more accessible and some supplies to make some repairs.
It's just as important to repost this message as it is to donate. We can reach more people with reposts. Maybe it will reach previous owners of some of these horses and they can see that they are in a good place. We might reach someone who would take an interest in my book. The message in my book is how amazing and intelligent animals are particularly horses and how much they contribute to our lives.
A repost might reach someone who can help in other ways like volunteering or someone who might be interested in riding here.
Thanks again Everyone
sue
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$555 of $50k goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
Created January 13, 2014
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Mary Barrett
27 months ago
MA
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Mirian Alvarez
39 months ago

Good luck! :)

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39 months ago
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Denys Alvarez
39 months ago

Great service you provide. Keep up the good work.

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