There’s a lot to think about, read about, understand, disagree and agree with these days. I know you all put the most important things first and that is the best thing to do. Please keep doing that and putting your hard earned dollars where they matter the most to you. If you have any dollars left to spare after that, please consider reading on or clicking here to go directly to our gofundme page.
A few months ago, I was having a chat with my dear friend, Laura Green. We were discussing our mutual affection for mammals and, more specifically, our belief in the beauty and magic of horses. They are huge, they are elegant, they connect with us humans on a level akin to dogs and best friends.
To give this some context, I should mention that much of my youth was dedicated to horses. More specifically, to riding, training, and showing my horses in 4-H and in the local Northern Minnesota circuit all summer long. I loved it and this laid a foundation for what my mom has recently identified as “my desire to go around in ovals and compete”.
For several years, Laura has been connected with her horse, Copper. Laura adopted Copper through a non-profit horse rescue called New Options, where Copper still lives. Laura invited me to visit New Options and meet the horses and Leslie, the woman who runs the show, and I learned more about what they do. My belief in their organization and their grit is what compelled me to partner with Laura to create this campaign in an attempt to raise money for New Options. This is a cause that will pay for itself, and more, within a short amount of time and will help to create more opportunities for both the animals and the people who depend on New Options for life and quality of life.
We’ve created a gofundme page and are trying to raise enough money for a covered riding arena, which will allow the organization to bring in revenue and work with the horses more effectively all year long, despite the wet Pacific Northwest weather. As a token of our gratitude, we have gifts for any amount that you can donate over $25. These gifts are designed and screen printed in Portland, Oregon (mostly by me, with some printing help for particular items).
If you hate giving your credit card information to the internet or just prefer human interaction, you can contact me or Laura directly and work something out. All the info can be found on the gofundme page. Val the Dog thinks you'll like the gift options, some examples below: