Summer vacation

White horse on beach. From Pinterest.
Image: Pinterest.

The Horse Fund’s staff and volunteers work year round on behalf of horses, donating their many talents and putting in impressive hours despite having the pressures and responsibilities that go with daily life.

Twice a year we give them much deserved time off — during the summer and at Christmas time.

Everyone will be back in full force July 10th.

We are so grateful to these heroes.

Stay in touch with us here at Tuesday’s Horse.

Our summertime recommended reading list for 2017 will debut next week.

Year in Review on its way

HOUSTON, TEXAS — All of our staff and volunteers are finally back. Thank goodness. Whew.

We are still putting together year end reports from 2016 and it’s all folks on board.

Wow, were we busy. So much went on. Lots to collate, evaluate and sort through. We want to give you what you need without overwhelming you. So hang in there.

We are just about there. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Again.

In the meantime will you please read the following.

Three Misconceptions That Can Cause Harm to Horses

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It is one of the most important articles we posted in 2016. You will be a better advocate for it.

Bless you everyone and thank you.

Getting our house in order for 2017

by VIVIAN

WEBSITE UPGRADES

We have been so busy this year working on horse cruelty issues, lobbying, taking part in rescues and intervening in the Courts on behalf of horses confiscated in cruelty cases we have not given our website the full attention it deserves. That has been rectified and it is looking it’s old terrific self again.

Another issue with our website is that it had grown so large with so much information we needed to build another site to act as an archive. Once this is complete we will be able to streamline our main site even further which will make it easier to navigate.

Fortunately our social media sites have represented us well while all this was going on.

GIFT SHOP

There have also been significant upgrades where we host our online Gift Shop and we are beginning to take advantage of the new options they are offering.

One of these new options allows us to showcase our designs in Collections and plus product created by fellow designers.

Here is a Collection we made from one such designer. We call it Silhouette Horses. The artwork is beautiful.


Here is a Collection which has horse related holiday cards and postage.


And a close up of a design from that Collection.

Lady in white and white horse holiday greeting card front by Rainbow Fairy.
Lady in white and white horse holiday greeting card front by Rainbow Fairy.

And look at these darling cartoon ponies.


These Collections say “by Vivian Grant Farrell” but that means ONLY that I put the Collections together not create all the artwork (as if!).

All proceeds from sales benefit the horses.

We appreciate your hanging in there with us. It has been a wild year and 2017 looks like it will be more of the same. Much more. Thanks again.

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The Horse Fund’s signature horse. With gracious permission all these years by international photographer Bob Langrish. Thank you.

Oh, I also updated the Horse Fund’s logo to more closely resemble Mr. Langrish’s image. It will be available on merchandise soon as will our Tuesday’s Horse logo. Finally.

End of year campaign reports and more

We hope you are having a really enjoyable holiday season.

ISSUES AND REPORTS
It’s that time of year when we prepare our end of year reports to send out to our supporters.

Supporters in this instance means those who have donated to these campaigns.

We are beginning work on what are known as our Blue Sheet reports. We expect they will go out no later than mid-January. It is quite a process. Yes, old-fashioned but everyone seems to love them.

If you have not been receiving yours, please make sure we have your correct mailing address.

In the meantime, we will also be posting results of our various campaigns here on Tuesday’s Horse, how effective they have been and what we accomplished — that sort of thing.

Where relevant we will give you a glimpse into what we have in the works for 2016.

MARCH
We have not decided which issue to focus on for the entire month of March. There is still time to make your suggestions. We would love to hear from you in comments or email us at horsefund@gmail.com.

Because of the horse meat scandal and the sad lack of progress on this issue we are bringing back our highly successful Horse Meat is Ugly campaign. More on that in the next few weeks.

GIVING

We have heard a lot of this recently about making donations. You feel it isn’t worth taking the time to make just a $5.00 donation. Many also say you feel like you want to wait until you can give more, that $5 doesn’t seem like very much.

Yes, we receive larger sums. But that is usually via our Development Team. However, $5 donations are our bread and butter and critical to our success. We really do rely on them coming in so please do not hesitate.

Or how about solving both of these issues? Give $5 — or any other amount you choose — a month at a time.

It takes the same few minutes but with one quick extra step — checking a box.

When you make a donation online via PayPal (whom we have safely and happily used since September 2003), they give you the option to make the current amount you are giving a repeating payment, or monthly gift, from that date forward until you cancel it. Just check the box to the right of the amount box.

If you decide to cancel and don’t want to fool with it yourself, shoot us an email and we will cancel it for you right away. Really. I know from personal experience how very frustrating it is to sign up to make a monthly donation and then have to jump through all sorts of hoops trying to cancel it.

If you are interested in helping out with a donation, get started here.

Another way to give in two great ways is by purchasing a horse slaughter stop sign decal.

Thanks everyone!

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