Rescue Horse of the Month
Each month Restorative Reins highlights a rescue horse from one of our trusted rescue centers. The horse may have a great rags-to-riches story, be a rehab pro, or they may be looking for a home. Keep an eye out to meet our horsey pals through our monthly Horsey Highlights posts.
Age: 5 years old
Height: 13.2hh (approx.)
Breed: Unknown (Pony Type)
Available at: What Do You Know
Adoption Fee: Free for the month of April
Cody's story began when What Do You Know saw a kijiji ad of him and his 5 "siblings" needing a safe place to land until his forever home came along. All 6 boys were colts and we can only assume they are related.
Cody was saved January 2nd, 2018 and traveled from Ottawa to What Do You Know in Innisfil. Cody's siblings were fairly skinny, but he had the best weight. Though he had the best weight he had a very dangerous medical issue. He had a very large umbilical hernia that should have been surgically repaired when he was younger. It could have strangled his intestines and he would have died. Thankfully they were able to get it repaired when they gelded him January 23rd, 2018.
Cody was perfect for his stall rest for 4 weeks. The day Cody arrived to the rescue he was perfect to catch and loved to be snuggled and scratched. Once caught when trying to be led to a stall for the night it was very obvious that he wasn't halter broke. He would refuse to walk, try running an opposite direction or throwing himself over backwards.
Like any unhandled horse Cody has his good and bad days. Good days he walks like a school horse not too far in front of you or behind you. On his bad days he wants to refuse going in/out of the barn. Cody needs an experienced home that can spend at least a few days a week working with him and showing him how to be a good equine partner.
Cody has been with his 5 siblings since he arrived at What Do You Know. He is good in a stall and respects fencing. Currently living outside 24/7. Doesn't require grain. In January Cody also got his teeth floated, de-wormed and his shots. Adoption fee has been reduced to FREE for the month of April, in hopes that he can find his special family that is willing to work with him and give him the time and training that he needs.
Written by What Do You Know
What Do You Know is a Not-For-Profit who rescues, retrains and rehabilitates at-risk horses, donkeys and surrenders. They rely on sponsors to help care for the horses that they work with. These two ladies, Courtney Reynolds and Rebecca Hutchinson, have full-time jobs and spend every waking hour looking after and rehabilitating horses who have been abused, neglected and thrown aside - a completely self-less job.
Restorative Reins intimately knows and recommends What Do You Know for sponsorship, as well as a great option when looking for your next pony. This rescue is the real deal!
Sponsorship & Rehoming
Cody costs What Do You Know $225 per month. This includes his general care, medical care, hay and shavings. He is up-to-date on all health matters (teeth, shots, de-worming) and hoof trimming.
Please consider sponsoring Cody today with any one-time or monthly donation.
To meet Cody or ask more questions, please contact What Do You Know (WDYK).
We have tons of stuff going on this month! Check it out:
Women & Horse Workshop
This month we have two Women & Horse Workshops happening. These events are for women only and we focus on psycho-educational material, coupled with tons of fun and laugh. You will be learning new skills and coping techniques in these fun two-hour events.
You and your friends will have a blast with our horses at this event! Laughing your way through the night, you will be guided through ground-only exercises, that will have you connecting with your girlfriends like never before! Our Ladies Nights activities focus on FUN! Sure, you will learn tons of new things but we are mainly focused on having a great time.
Human & Horse Meditation Cirle
These events are always something special. We bring meditation, healing and horses together in an event like no other. You will meditated with a group and be joined by horses who join in through touch, presence, holding space and other acts of loving kindness.
April 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
April 28, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Not announced yet, call to register
Pony Pals & Petite Pony Pals
These programs are magical. We watch the children light up and learn in wonder. The kids will learn basic and intermediate ground-only horsemanship during these events. From grooming and walking the horse to setting up obstacle courses, the kids always beg to come back for more! Children 4+ are welcome.
Pony Pals April 14, 2018 - 1:30 - 3:30pm
Petite Pony Pals April 15, 2018 - 9:00 - 10:00am
Pony Pals April 28, 2018 - 1:30 - 3:30pm
Petite Pony Pals April 29, 2018 - 9:00 - 10:00am
Paint With Ponies
This event is the highlight of the month! We have been waiting for this night for months. We are hosting a painting night like no other! We will be having a painting night expert in to guide our guests through a beautiful horse painting, while our horses join us in the arena for the fun. The horses will be mingling with the tables and everyone will have a chance to spend some time with our herd. Spaces are limited for safety reasons and tickets are 70% sold out!
For more info visit our events calendar, Facebook page or call 647.390.5397
Chakras are such an easy and in-depth topic all in the same space. I will do my best to keep this post short, sweet and to the point. Very briefly, Chakras are energy centers in the body, as shown in the picture above. When your Chakras are balanced they all work together to keep you mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. When they are not functioning well, they can cause you problems of the same.
For example, see that green circle on the diagram? That's your Heart Chakra. Have you ever had a broken heart? If so, you may have left over residue/traumas that is causing your heart chakra to be under or overactive. Maybe it's causing you to seek bad relationships, lack self-love or to even be overly needy/demanding. In this case, it would need re-balancing/cleansing
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