HOOVES OF MERCY

Empowering lives through Faith-Based Equine Exercises

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Quotes Our group was great when we were busy bucking the program! Going against authority or wanted something from each other. But, to work on a project or do daily activities together. Ya right. Doing as little as possible and taking as much credit as possible was the name of the game and by any means. Equine Activity Day, 2hr group session. 'Your going to play pool w /horses.' What. Guidelines: Horses are the balls (we name them), 1 shot caller (only 1 to talk), others stay in a line connected at all times. Get ball into pocket w/in 45sec.Take turn as shot caller. If 1 guidline broke consequence done (we came up with). 1hr 20mins. went by, dozens of jumping jacks later and it was 'Mouse's' turn. Several ready to quit! Suddenly clear, loud directions being given, caught off gaurd we jumped to attention, followed instruction, made our only ball into pocket all w/in 45sec. Who was this. Surely not 'mouse'. But it was! United we became and a new leader emerged from that day! Now Go Play Poo Quotes
Ununited Group
Let's Play Pool?

Quotes A horse? What did this thing have to do with my life! Metaphors are Stupid! It's just another form of Manipulation! The big challenge was to have a horse doing what it wanted to do. I could not touch, coherts or talk to the horse while I had to move it through an obstacle of my temptations (manipulation, belimia, self-harm). The first few sessions I thought it was stupid. What could a horse and using treats and feed as my 'real' temptations, How did this have anything to with me? But after each session and processing took place I began to realize that they had everything in common. As the horse (me) kept consumming the 'temptations' I too was consummed. I was out of control inside and out side the arena. As time went by I began to work on how to keep the horse out of the treats. My efforts became successful. I began using the same techniques outside the arena and they worked! My 'real' temptations began to be less and less of a temptaion. I am on the road to FREEDOM! 21yr-old Male Quotes
CW 2007-2009
Manipulation, Belimia, Self-harm

Quotes I learned that even though you don't want to have to do something, it doesn't mean it is not necessaryily good for me to not to do it. I learned this in Equine Activities I was involved in. Temptation Alley and riding on 'Babe' a 32yr old horse blinddfolded, backwards and bareback. As I yelled and screamed and even cursed while on her back with my dad watching I realized that I was in a situation that related to my rage and anger within now out of control and exploding. What I had been holding in for so long was being released. I began to calm as I could feel the horse breathing calmly under my legs moving ever so slowly even as I was yelling and screaming as loud as I could. Babe just remained calm which eventually rubbed off an me. Session over. What a day (20minutes). I made it through. I have learned to not let things build and how to communicate calmly as Babe did to me that day. Now I am on my way to Boulder, CO for film school. Scared but I know that I can remain calm. 2009 Quotes
BD 2009
Bareback, Blindfolded, Backwards

Ways to Contact

509/671-7052
HOOVES OF MERCY
c/o Angela Tanner	 
PO Box 116
Newport, WA 99156

Our Mission

 Equine Head Start HOOVES OF MERCY's mission is to empower lives, minds and spirits of children, youth and adults with equine-assisted activities. To inspire and educate others to unite for those in need, locally, statewide, regionally and nationally.

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Testimonials

  • "Our group was great when we were busy bucking the program! Going against authority or wanted something from each other. But, to work on a project or do daily activities together..."
    Ununited Group
    Let's Play Pool?
  • "A horse? What did this thing have to do with my life! Metaphors are Stupid! It's just another form of Manipulation! The big challenge was to have a horse doing what it wanted to..."
    CW 2007-2009
    Manipulation, Belimia, Self-harm

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