Just wanted to send a huge thank you to healing with horses and wildrose
horse farm I got to rebuild some of the motor skills and smell the fresh hay along with the smell of the horses. The
staff was knowledgeble, kind, and so very motivating! One of the best days I have had in a very long time. Spent time
with the horses. I was encouraged to relax taught how to breathe. Everything was upbeat and positive. I love this therapeutic
riding center. They designed a program just for me. The staff was sensitive I can't wait to return. This is a
special place. Everyone should come to Healing With Horses in Uncasville,CT
Chris M, Plainfield, CT
|" I have my eyes on YOU"
Hi... I love you all and all your horses. I loved
horse camp and running our own business. This helped me focus on my school work and helped me relax and deal with issues I
had and will continue to have in my life. You guys are the best. I will be volunteering this spring to help pay you
back for all you have done and besides I miss you all. Especially Domino and Pegasus. I am so happy for this website so I
can keep in touch. Lee thank you for tutoring me in English. It did make a difference.
Jamie.....Plainfield, CT 10/23/2014
I love being
at WildRose Horse Farm Healing with Horses. Everyone is so nice!! It's like a huge family. Lee treats us all with respect
and communicates riding lessons with humor that makes us understand how the horse works. He taught me all about diagonals
and half passes. He also taught me how to communicate with my horse. I have worked at a couple of therapeutic riding farms
already they were very strict sometimes mean and some places I took riding lessons I got yelled at. Not here!!! Everything
is ended on a positive note. All the staff works so hard. Mr Lee had to work a different job and run this farm. All the lessons
were personalized around my needs. They keep lessons private which gives me one on one time with my horse and instructor.
We all can't wait to get there and I don't speak for myself. We enjoy the horse camp and love being there. Thank You for allowing
me the privilege to ride at your facility.
Dear Lee and Shari
much for being a guest on my show. You were great. Because of you many lives are transformed for the better! Keep up
the good work. Where would we be without horses? Would love to do a follow up oh the PTSD for veterans. Met a fascinating
former Marine that works as a volunteer on your staff. See you on the farm!
Rosetta J, Waterford, CT
Hi Lee and Shari,
to take the time to thank you for introducing me to you wonderful horses and the visit to your farm. You were both so
knowledgeable, very warm and kind. I could see the passion you both have for helping all people and the pride you take in
your programs and the safety of your clients ad staff. Your horses were the sweetest most docile therapists I have ever
met. I am very excited about starting lessons with your facility. I could see you put an inordinate amount of work into your
grounds and personalizing your programs. Your book of programs was self explanitory. Your staff is very safety concious and
personable. They are also very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. If there is anything you need do not hesitate
to ask. You are all great.
|Caught Sleeping on the Job!
A Huge Thank you to you and your volunteers. My daughter has been coming
to your farm riding for 4 years. Thanks to you she has gained confidence and so much knowledge. She has become a considerate
young woman. Your horse camp was the best thing she got involved in. All the horse shows and fun that Mr. Lee showed
the girls helped her gain so much self esteem. She was heading down the wrong path before I signed her up for your Kre8ive
Horse Kamp. She learned how to budget, do fundraisers, run a business and be on a board of directors something
she would not have been taught inside the box so to speak in regular school. You all take individual interest in all
the students there. I would tell any parents to sign their child up this unique camp. Continue the wonderful work you all
do with all these children and now Veterans and Youth with emotional and cognitive disorders. You are great !! If I
had a million dollars it would all go to your non profit!
Debbie Ivers, 11-25-2014 Plainfield, CT
|Doc Spotted Bear
October 18, 2013
Hi To Shari and Lee,
I remember visiting you when you first started out. You kept in touch with me. I wanted to reach
out and send you this donation in the hopes it will help bring your horses some fresh hay. I have noticed also some people
have no idea what a non profit is. Let me tell you people. This place called Healing With Horses is what a non profit should
stand for. You all should get paid. I of all people know what it is like to start something and stay driven and determined
to make it work. I hope my journey continues so I may be able to donate to you again next year. Bless you all.
Rosanne, Cromwell, CT
Hi Healing With Horses,
want to say thank you for having patience and taking the time to allow me to understand myself. I learned alot about
myself through your smart beautiful horses. Not to mention your knowledgable staff. You are not a typical therapy center.
People may want to take the time to see what you are all about and how unselfish you are. You are all hard workers and are
always smiling. You had to start your life over again. I merely had to reapply myself not a huge change to make but you allowed
me to figure out I was the only one that could fix myself. You took your time and no matter what my excuses were you were understanding
and patient. May I add you knew me better than I knew
myself. You believed in me and listened to me when noone else did. I made mistakes and none of you judged
me. I want to say thank you.
Morgan - Taftville,
This Note came to us from a return client who has been with us for
years dated 01-08-2016
To my friends at Healing With Horses,
have been through so much in this life of mine. I always come back to you. You are always here for me. I love you all even
the ones who have moved on in their life. You have all touched my life in a very special way. I could probably name most of
you that have worked so hard with your clients and to keep the loving horses happy and healthy. It is difficult work. I pray
for you all to have a wonderful holiday in 2015 and the best of New Year for 2016. To Shari and Lee who do their very
best to keep your staff happy I also know this is a difficult job. People dont realize how hard you work without pay. I am
asking everyone that comes across this note I have sent to please donate to your wonderful cause. Because of Sherrys accident
she pulled herself back together after years of hard and painful work and began these wonderful programs to help all
in need both horses, animals and people. I remembered this is the anniversary of your accident and feel blessed to know
you. To Lee You work another job to help make sure the animals there are fed and cared for. The emotional stress you
all must go through can take its toll on all of you. Yet you still give from your hearts. I want to wish you a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope you succeed beyond the heavens. Your friend always
January 12, 2017
Dear Healing with Horses,
My 11 year old daughter suffered from many emotional challenges. She has improved in choosing healthier friends,
her grades have improved tremendously her panic attacks have nearly subsided. Your staff is patient and knowledgable. Your
prices are reasonable. She spent years attending talk therapy with no change. Your facility is magical. We almost lost hope
until we found your farm. wh reccomment anyone suffering from emotional challenges to attend your facility. We hold you in
high regard and thank you very much.
Bless all your staff and animals. People donate to this wonderful
local non profit. They work wonders.
With great respect and thanks,
Over the past several years we have recieved so many
letters of appreciation from participants or their family members. We decided we would share them with you. Please enjoy
reading about what we do here at "Healing With Horses".
I have been bringing my 8 year
old daughter Kaylee to WildRose Horse Farm since April 2007 for riding lessons. The reason we went to WildRose is because
Kaylee had been diagnosed with the motor disorder Dyspraxia, also Apraxia a delayed speech developement disorder. In my research
of these disorders, I found out about "Hippo" Therapy and how it benefits those with this diagnosis. It was shortly
after I found out that there was such a thing as Therapeutic Horse Back Riding. I was lucky enough to find Lee and Shari.
Since Kaylee had been going to WildRose I have seen and been a part of everything going on there. It's hard to measure how
much Kaylee progressed in one particular therapy due to the different types we are trying , but I can certainly say that I
see Kaylee growing and becoming more focused. From what I have seen at wildrose, I need to give Lee and Shari credit for what
they have done helping to get Kaylee to where she is at in her therapy.
At WildRose Kaylee is in a structured invironment with her best interest
in mind. She is consistantly being encouraged to speak and use her voice to communicate with the horses. Lessons always include
motor skill improvement and confidence building. I see this all being beneficial to Kalee as she is growing, becoming more
confident and disciplined. I also see that while we were at WildRose attention was never taken off of Kaylee. If she needs
to focus more on a particular skill, it is identified and worked on. We will continue to go to wildrose as long as we can.
I feel that Lee and Shari really care about their students and show that by giving them attention, structure, customizing
each lesson to meet the students needs and offering the opportunities to become more involved with the farm...Brent Lewis.
To Healing With Horses,
I want to take a moment to say thank you and let you know how happy I was being a part of
your facility. I am older now and learned alot from your horse camp. I remember how much fun we had every Saturday. I never
wanted to miss a day. Sometimes I wish I was that age again back riding with all the girls. I have all the photos of the horse
shows. I remember you cried when the two girls had the pairs dressage demonstration. Your happiness overwhelmed me. You always
made me smile and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I remember Lee doind his own dressage and cooking burgers for
all of us on Saturday. That was a special time for me in my life and wish again i was back in time. Thank you for the places
you tooks us, Equine Affair, Hore Shows, the grain store. It is all in my memory like it was a moment ago. When I have
kids I will bring them back to your place and hope they get as much out of it and have as much fun as I did. Thank you so
much Lee and Shari
Your Horse Camp Girl, Norwich, CT
Hello Healing With Horses Staff,
Enclosed is a check for $150.00 to use for the hay you need for your horses. I saw the spot
on Television news that you needed help and I know what it feels like to need help - so here is a little bit of assistance.
Give a hug to each of the horses for me and give a hug to yourself too. I wish you the
best and hope many more donations come your way. God bless.
Rosanne, Cromwell, CT
October 09, 2014
My sister saw your interview on TV and told me about your work withhorses. Everyday my mailbox contains
a request from a charity. In this current economy many are in need of help. You didnt ask but the work youre doing speaks
for itsself. God Bless you. I wish I could do more to help. Pat- Bellingham, Mass
Sept 17, 2014
You make such a huge difference in the lives of so many. I wanted to reach out to thank you for all you do.
This is your dream to help horses and people with disabilities and youth at risk. Be proud of your accompishments.
You are makig a difference in so many lives. Sincerely, The Delorso's - woodstock, CT
Bless all who work and volunteer to keep the horses healthy as well as the therapeutic side of things. We admire what you do and your dedication. May you always have peace and may others see what
you all do to extend yourselves to help others in need, You are all very giving and unselfish. I pray others step forward
and reach out to lyou all. You should do well with your grants, Reach for their hearts as you did with mine. You will remain
in my heart and prayers.
Julie S Barkhamsted CT
Dear Healing With Horses, Horses and Staff,
Happy New Year, May your year become financilly wealthy, I wish you all the very best, The staff
and the Horses, I want you all become as wealthy in your wallets as you are in your deeds and in your hearts. You have done
so much for me. I have so much to be thankful for. You taught me all I know about horses and opened a door to my inner spirit.
The time you spent teaching us they ways of the horse were unselfish. You deserve the very best. Healing With Horses will
soon become a household conversation. I will always be rooting for you all. Keep posting those updates Shari with those you
make me smile. I think you have brought smiles to the hearts of many. Please post me letter in your office and on your website.
You all have a special gift. Dont change anything about yourselves. Bless you all
Your friend from RI
Shari and Lee,
My son had many
issues yet you didnt turn him away. You worked with him as long as you could. Others gave up on him or told us they had a
waiting list. We barely paid you and you took us anyway just to help my son. People today just dont do that anymore. Thankyou
for my heart for all you have done for him. He is well and living in a home. He has no outbursts anymore and smiles more than
he ever did. We have kept the photo of Domino for him. It always makes him smile. I just found out Domino passed in
2012 I am so sorry for his loss. He was a great therapy horse. Domino gave my son strengh, courage and great self esteem,
He speaks of Domino all the time. Continue your passion. You are loved and respected for all you do for everyone. I hope to
stop by and see you soon.
Dec 15, 2014
Hello to Staff, 06-12-2015
Thank you so much for allowing my daughter into your Horse Camp Scholarship Program. She is learning
alot about herself through the horses. She has made many improvements and she is happier. I cannot thank you all enough. Keep
up all that you do and I wish you all good health and hope people begin to send donations. You do so much for the animals
and the people that come to your facility. God Bless.
Thank you to all of you,
It is because of all of your hard work love and support I found peace Lee and Shari and the Staff
of Healing with Horses along with their gorgeous horses provided me with a new outlook and set of communication skills that
will last me a lifetime. I support your efforts and all you do. If I had all the money in the world it would go to your mission.
Bless you all.
January 01, 2015
Beautiful and wonderful day at Healing with Horses, my home away from home. I love you all.
Thank you for allowing me the pleasure to sit on my Toby Boy!! Love You. You are always respectful and greet everyone
with a smile. Your programs actually work for the kids. The horses have changed our lives. By introducing the herd to kids
it show and how a herd works like a family. Your kindness and generosity allows you to stand out as you all give of yourselves above
and beyond. Thank you, Jillian Robinson , Killingly CT
to the Staff,
We all enjoyed the Chili Contest, My family had a wonderful time so professional and organized. You have beautiful well kept horses
with wonderful personalities as well as your outgoing kind staff. We will see you at your next event. The Mc Lure family.
Hello Shari, Kaleigh, Lee and Staff,
website is more than cool. I knew I was among professionals, human and horse
alike. Seriously impressed with the bios. The site is too awsume for words. I will forward this to as many as I can and will
Email those not on facebook. I feel so lucky you found me. I look forward to spending more time with you and the horses. I
think what you do is so very special. Thank you for all that you do.
Pam Madore, Vernon, CT 05-01-2014
to all the Staff of Healing With Horses,
The focus is on me always concerned about my feelings and personalized.
What a wonderful non profit not only are they helping horses they are personable and professional. They treated me with respect
and catered to all my needs. I suffer from PTSD and TBI both Shari and Lee had knowledge for all my issues. Shari also suffers from the same and her personal knowledge
is beyond belief. I would highly recommend Healing With Horses to anyone. I called other facilities and my calls were not
returned. They immediately returned my call and asked me in for an intake where they asked me several questions to help me
achieve my goals. Please donate to them. They do wonderful work and always have the best interest of the horses and clients
in mind. I will continue my journey with them and support them. Please follow in my footsteps. Please give to a wonderful
cause! Lisa Krella, Canterbury CT 07/12/2014,
To all of Healing With Horses,
You have all done so much for me. Please accept this donation to go toward helping the horses anyway
they need care. You continue to keep me close to you all at your facility. I always feel special when I am around you all!
The horses mean so much to me and have made a huge positive impact in my life. What I have learned about myself is amazing.
I know I will continue to learn. Your classes touched me. What you do for everyone touches the lives of so many. Please continue
in the work you do I will support you in any way I can. God Bless.
Galant, Hartford, CT 10-18-2014
Dear Lee and Shari,
My daughter has been a part of your youth program for over
three months and has turned into a respectful young lady. I do believe all that you have shown her through the love of your
rescue horses impacted her life. Your staff are the most knowledgable, respectful and kind group of people I have met in one
place. When my daughter arrived from Natchaug I thought she would not apply herself to your program. The horses changed her.
She became conciencious, responsible and learned which friends she was hanging around with were not the best to have
in her life. Your sessions in communication and equine communication were not stories they were the simple truth how
horses live and survive in the wild through instintive actions. Allowing her to become bonded to the horse she adored made
a huge difference in her life. She has asked if she could return this summer to visit Pegasus, Renegade an her other
favorites. You took my call and remembered who we were. We will be at your June 7th benefit 2015. I will give you a call to
schedule a private session with her. We read your newsletter on your website and enjoy the hand written cards you send
our way. That personal touch has been long gone. It was so nice to see it continues to exist in this world. Thank you
for all your help. See you soon. Jean Plainfield, CT 01/22/2015
To the Staff at WildRose
We mention you to everyone we know.
You took in our child who we know is a handful to work with and we thank you. The fact that he was turned down by other
Equine Assisted Therapy place in the area appalls our family. You all are so compassionate and even more reasonably priced
than the other facilities. My son may never walk but I will tell you this. He is happy and just to hear him laugh during is
lesson brings tears to our eyes. Our family is greatful. We hope you get some Angel Sponsors for the things you need
at your facility you all deserve it .From our family to your staff we wish you good health, happiness, the health of
the horses and most of all that people look at how deserving you all are and how hard you all work and your sincerity is way
above average. For all this our family thanks you all!
and forever greatful
- Sterling, CT
Thank you to Kayte and Brehan for being honest
here. It is also my weekly therapy. Sometimes I come twice a week to ground myself. Having been in "traditional therapy"
was helpful in the past, but I feel that by coming here I can see a lot clearer as to what is troubling me. Doc is one of
my buddies too and I am becoming part of "the herd" verses being on the outside looking in. This is what
healing is about.
Megan Z. Norwich,CT
Dear Healing With Horses Staff, 12-21-2012
My daughter suffers from ADHD and Anxiety which changes her behavior.
When she first came to you she was unfocused and had no self esteem. We have been with you for 8 months and what a change
in my daughter. She had come so far , her grades have improved she is aware of her surroundings and has learned self pride.
We want to thank you for all your hard work including taking the time to design a program that suits her. We are spreading
the word. Anyone out there please DONATE to these professional caring people. Without your funding they will
not be able to help other people like us. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all.
Thank you so very much
12-22-2014 East Hartford, CT
heard from three donors, all were so impressed with your notes. Something that is seldom seen in today's busy world. Jennifer
had several student's over the years who faced more than the usual challenges life presents. The bond they shared remained
strong, this was the reason my daughter Mia and I searched the Internet for a special place that reflected her love of horses
and the bond that heals.
There is no need for a disclosure of an amount, we would like to thank those who sent
a donation in Jen's name.
Thank you all for your gracious handling of what may have been an unusual request. We
hope that your goals are reached beyond any hopes you all may have,
Mary Ann and Mia Pinto
February 19, 2013
Hello and Thank you to the Healing With Horses
Your programs changed my life.
You accepted me for who I was. Your new trainer Kaleigh is so knowledgable and kind. She taught me so much. I look forward
to returning after the inclement weather. Congradulations all of you on your grant from the Petit Family Foundation. It came
to you well deserved. I hope others take the time to see what you all have to offer and how much work you put into all
that you do. Whether it be creating a program or personalizing a program for someone with specific special needs. You have
all impacted my life in the most positive way. Shari you should be very proud of yourself, writing grant proposals takes alot
of time. You have recreated yourself through your own rehabilitation. I know you have disabilities that you cannot change
but you deal with your life in such a positive way and are so open to helping others it brings tears to my eyes. You are a
wonderful person. Oh and Happy Birthday to you also.
Michelle, - Westport,
Heailng With Horses STAFF,
have seen you all come a long way. What you do to help those in need is far beyond what I can say in words, I will continue
to pray for you all to keep up the good work and stay stong. My donation is enclosed. You were there for me when I needed
help most. Bless you ALL
Maryanne, Plalnfield, CT 11-10-2015
03-22-2016~My daugher joined your Saturday horse camp. She suffers from anxiety disorder
and ADHD she had been making many wrong decisions. She has changed in so many ways. We wish to Thankyou for helping
our daughter make so many positive changes through your program.. Learning about herself through the horses is a blessing.
She has made many improvements and she is happier. I cannot thank you all enough. Keep
up all that you do. Your facility is outstanding we wish you all the best. You take such great care of all the
animals. We will spread the word about you. Bless You
06-02-16 Dear Staff,
Thanks to all of you for your compassion, kindness and
empathy. You are all angels. My son has gained self worth and
many new exciting hobbies. He has come out of his shell
I thank and bless you all.
HI Guys April 7, 2017
I want to tell everyone how great your all are. The horses are a
They have been treated well and are taken
care of . This is the most relaxed
come for anykind of horse learning or riding. I was on a waiting list before I got in. They
dont crowd people in they rely on your donations and support. There programs
are suited to fit your
needs. Come out and meet
them at the Fundraiser on Saturday June 17 at noon.
Love you all Stef - Norwich, CT