It Is Our Children Of Today That Will Be Leading Our Horses Of Tomorrow
This page is dedicated to all children and kids at heart that love horses!VFTH is dedicated to children that have horses in their lives and others that can only dream of them, as their lifestyles do not permit them to actively participate in this partnership and sport. We hope you enjoy this page and if you are one of those like me, a kid at heart we welcome you too, to learn and be a student of the children of today that will be leading our horses of tomorrow.
Meet Lyla Mackenzie from Mackenzie Meadows
Check out the photographs Voice For The Horse documented from the Pritchard Fires 2009 linked below. Voice For The Horse hosted our first Pay It Forward Fundraiser thereafter to support the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue Society to help raise funds for their efforts.
Click here to view documented equine rescue and VFTH Pay It Forward Fundraiser
HEY KIDS ~ Click hereto meet VFTH Mascot (and friends) in theEnchanted Forest of Horse Angels and Fairies
Click on this picture and meet Voice For the Horse Mascot Mischief and Friends in the Enchanted Forest of Horse Angel's and Fairies !!
Mischief urging everyone to run ~ there is a fire coming down the mountain!!
The following story shares with us the grace andinnocence of a child with an open and loving heart. They really do know best! This is a true story and is written about the youngest of the two VFTH Mascot's Mischief He remains as conscious today as he was back in 2009, over a year ago when the events I write about happened. If you like this story and would like for me to write more send me an email at email@example.com and I will write another, especially for you! Click here to read Mischief's story ~ Holding Space For You
Hey Kids ~ Angel and Mischief Have a Special Message for You!!
New Story Coming Up Soon ~ Kids / Horses and Bullying
And just so you know Kids ~ Angel and Mischief think you are ALL very cool and if you have any problems out there with other Kids not being nice ... email VFTH Mascot's Angel and Mischief and they will take care of it!! They would love to help share their abundant energy and attitude to help you too (as shared below)!!
Click on the image below and read the story "Two Horses"
Mischief shares time with Quinn ~ no longer frightened and scared of the horses he has become friends with them.
On March 23, 2011 I had the pleasure of inviting my brother and his wife and their son Quinn over for dinner and for a visit with Angel and Mischief. Quinn's twin brother Demitri was not able to attend as he was playing in a hockey tournament . Although 17 years of age, Quinn did not fair quite so lucky to be as independent like his brother; both children were fostered by my brother and his wife around the age of two. Both were affected with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,) ADD (Attention Deficit Syndrome) and Quinn, unlike his brother is autistic. All was noted at a very young age and I can only image what it would be like to have these two special children to raise throughout the rest of their live. Quinn and Demitri were adopted years ago so truly are family with their other two siblings Kimberley and Jonathan.
November 17, 2010 ~ Voice For The Horse received an email in regards to a mother who witnesses her child falling madly in love with VFTH Mascot Angel through web site photos. She was so shocked at the response of her daughter Kaitlyn that she had to write and share this with us and we thank her for this. Kaitlyn apparently could not stop "petting the screen where Angel's soft nose appears under" saying how much she loved her. Our hearts were touched as obvious was Kaitlyn's too from this experience. We understand at VFTH how this can happen and will comment to say that this is what we classify as a success for Voice For The Horse. Children such as Kaitlyn, although never having personally met a horse, who tells the tale better than anyone could, how it is horses touch OUR hearts and how they lovingly affect our energy. Thank You Kaitlyn!!
Kaitlyn sitting beside her computer where she met Angel online!
Kaitlyn showing off her new personally signed copy of Tiffany Desrosiers CD Debut Album
Mischief waits for a moment in private to share his first kiss with Tiffany!
Voice For The Horse is presently seekng sponsors to gift children for sharing their stories about horses with Voice For The Horse! If you are a writer of childrens stories / books, are a musical artist or are creative in other ways that may contribute to awarding children that share their story with Voice For The Horse contact us for more information on how it is you may also make a difference.
Click on photo above to listen to Tiffany's new single "HIGH"
"My dad once told me that those who write down their goals on paperare the ones who will make them come true. Visualization and imagination are key to reaching your goals. If you dream it and picture it first, anything is possible. I believe that if we visualize and work towards the mass end of the ruthless slaughter of our companion animal, the horse, this dream will come true.” Tiffany Desrosiers ~ Singer Songwriter / Artist
A Special Treat For All Us Kids That Loved The Disney Movie "Spirit"
“Calabasas” Flat Stanley at the Mane Event, October 2010
Flat Stanley signing Voice For The Horse Guestbook at Mane Event Expo 2010 ~ Chilliwack, B.C.
In mid February 2010, I was visiting Mischief and Angel up at Mackenzie Meadows. I had Angel in the round pen working her a little bit but didn’t get very far with her. Not that she was not being a good girl, it is just that I could not read her body energy as she would have liked. Lyla came by and watched for a bit and suggested trying a couple of different things with her and before I knew it Little Lyla, all of 12 years of age was competently doing ground work with her. Angel learned her lesson that day the right way in short order, no big deal, while under the directive of Lyla! Well I didn’t make any bones about getting student number two in; Mischief and the rambunctious little thing he was! Once again Lyla worked with him and had his cooperation within a few minutes after displaying an overabundance of lively energy. The seed was planted this day for the Kids Corner Project. Here I was, a horse owner of 20 years and had never been taught some of these very basic horsemanship skills. I was impressed to say the least and knew this was a program that VFTH needed to initiate.
Lyla teaching Angel how to bend her neck.
Mischief finally paying attention to Lyla!
My third ride out ever with Angel ~ I look forward to many more rides like this, we experienced the roads and trails together no problem!
Mischief and Yvonne ~ Our First Ride! I look forward to when his front end catches to his back end!
Home School Project for the week of January 4 - 8th, 2010
By ~ Lyla Mackenie ~ Path Of The Horse
This week I watched a movie called The Path of the Horse (I actually watched it twice). It was about a woman by the name of Stormy May who was a horse trainer that wanted to find a better way to work with horses. She had read several books by many different horsemen from all around the world. ( Arizona - Mark Rashid, Colorado - California - Linda Kohanov ~ The Tao Of Equis & Russia ~ Alexander Nevzorov ~ Haute Ecole...to name a few). Read more
Kathryn accepting a VFTH Sponsorship Gift of One With The Herd on behalf of Liz Mitten Ryan for her essay writing contributions to VFTH.
Horses For Kids ~ Congratulations to Kathryn Atherton...she was our first feature reporter for Kids Page!! Kate's report is very well done and we hope to see further Newsletters coming our way for Kid's Corner!! To congratulate Kate for a report well done VFTH has donated a signed and personalized copy of "One With The Herd" book written and contributed to Voice For The Horse by Liz Mitten Ryan from Gateway 2 Ranch just outside of Kamloops, B.C. Well Done Kate, thank you so much! Click here to read Kate's report Horses For Kids
“Celebrating horses in our lives for their past, present
and future service for mankind”.
Promoting Americas Horses
VFTH Kids Corner
Every year I look forward to one particular celebrationof all things “equine”. The Mane Event in Chilliwack, BC! It takes effort, on my part, to get there, as we have to catch the 6:30 AM ferry that leaves from Langdale, on the Sunshine Coast, crossing Howe Sound, to reach the ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay, in West Vancouver. How fitting, when travelling to a horse show: the first port of call is “HORSESHOE Bay”!
Tiffany Closefrom Germanysent us these fond words of why she adores horses: " I like horses because...my family had horses sinse i was littel i grew up with animals and horses. i zhink also that the horses can understand us better than dogs or cats because i use to have one and my horse knew when i was sad and alwas cheered me up and the horses were just so great for since i was little that why i love horses."
VFTH was pleased to hear from our first German Fan of Voice For The Horse!The pre-requisite for becoming a fan is to just tell us why you love horses and Tiffany Desrosiers will send you a signed photograph and the download to her new single "HIGH". Watch out Britney Spears!
from Pritchard, B.C. Canada You will be impressed to learn that Lyla took the photo on the Voice For The Horse Banner during the summer wild fires that were buring heavily just on the other side of the mountain where she lived. The horses on the web site banner had just been relocated to a 50 acre field, what excitement it was for them !!