Riding Lessons

Riding lessons are good for us all.  Winston Churchill once said, “The outside of the horse is good for the inside of a man.”   Horses change lives by giving us confidence and self esteem.  Horses provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls; they give us hope and pleasure.

With 48 years of horse ownership Ms Becky Huffman has been teaching riding lessons for 40 years, she has seen the good horses bring out in children.

While teaching children about horses, Ms Becky will show them that horses depends on us for food, protection, love and direction just as we depend on God for the same things.  As children develop a relationship with horses, she will guide them into a relationship with Christ.  From working with horses, children will learn about the horse’s natural instinct to run from danger (react) but with love and direction from them, the horse will respond with respect.  Children will also learn about the horse as a herd animal, and as a herd animal the horse is looking for a leader to help them make good choices.  Given direction, children can become good leaders for the horse and eventually take those leadership qualities into life.

Ms Becky will give a 90 minute session will consist of learning time: learning about horses,
mentoring: a chance to respond to what has happened during the week and riding time: riding
lesson.  If you only want the learning and riding time, Ms Becky will give a 60 minute session.

Suggested donation for the 90 minute session is $45
Suggested donation for the 60 minute session is $30

Extreme care will be taken to match the rider with the correct horse, to ensure safety first.  Helmets are required for all riders (we will provide a helmet, if needed) and shoes must have heels and closed toes. We have a small collection of boots to be used if needed but you will need tall socks.

We are in need of buddy stirrups, individual brush boxes, brushes, fly spray, horse boots, and monetary donations.  If the Lord leads you, please donate to help us help others.

Fundraiser Planning Meeting for Fall 2011

Summer will be over before we know it…I think we can all agree this has been one long, hot one!

With fall approaching, it’s time to start planning our annual fall fundraiser.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community for the support needed to purchase equipment, supplies, and scholarships, as well as volunteering.

We will be holding a planning meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 PM at the Centralhatchee Methodist Church.  If you’d like to volunteer and/or help in the planning, please join us!  If you’re unable to make it, but would still like to help, please let us know.

The preliminary plan is that we will hold a campout/bonfire the night of Friday, October 28th, and have a horseback ride on Saturday morning, and then offer pony rides and have a petting zoo for kids and adults to enjoy.
Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated and go directly to the operations of Soaring Spirits.

If you have any questions or comments, please call us at 770-854-9145.
Thank you for your support.

Animal Fair

In the month of July Soaring Spirits co-hosted the annual community service event with the Heard County Saddle Club.  We had lots of happy participants who learned about horse safety, grooming, and saddling up.  After their hard work, children and adults alike rode their horse through obstacle courses.  The smiles on everyone’s faces were absolutely wonderful!

Veterinarian Matt McCord from Bowdon Animal Hospital and other members of his staff were present distributing rabies shots to dogs and cats.  Veterinarian Jared Miller from Bowdon Animal Hopsital was distributing shots and Coggins testing to equines.

Local farrier Brian Collins was on hand to do complementary trims and evaluations on any horse in need.

Soaring Spirits would like to thank everyone who volunteered and who participated!

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