Paddock Drainage Fundraising Campaign Reminder

Paddock Drainage Project

By Dan Roark With the rain overnight, and more coming, it’s again painfully evident (for the horses)  that paddock footing/drainage is needed. Every little bit adds up and matters. Please contribute to the Paddock Drainage Campaign. The horses will thank you! Ride on and Ride for hope.

Expressions of New Hope: Riders – Robbie

By Dan Roark The first rider I sidewalked with was Robbie. His mother is the other sidewalker. Robbie is a sweet boy, but he has his moods. He is very expressive in that regard. And he definitely has a playful side. Enjoy Robbie’s moods and expressions. At least you don’t have to be hit with […]

Denton Roundup Club Playday

By Dan Roark Due to the events of the past week or so, well, life, I’m playing catch-up with posts. As I said in the post last Tuesday, we went to the Denton Roundup Club (DRC) Playday for the second time on Palm Sunday. Despite the strong wind and cloudiness with intermittent sun, everyone enjoyed […]

Denton Roundup Club Playday – Daisy Mae Highlight

By Dan Roark New Hope riders, instructor, and volunteers participated in the Denton Roundup Club Playday for the second time. This time the horses were Cy (Cyclops), Chito, and the mule, Daisy Mae. Look for another post about the Playday and Susan, Claire, and Juliana’s rides and so forth, but I want to highlight Daisy […]

Paddock Drainage Update and Clay Shoot Reminder

Paddock Drainage Project

By Dan Roark First, here is the updated link for the Paddock Drainage Fundraising campaign. Each time it rains, the need for dry paddock footing becomes all that much more evident. Missy has her fly mask on in the picture, but you can still see her sad face. And picking the horse’ hooves tells the […]

Expressions of New Hope – Callie

By Dan Roark I take a lot of pictures trying to get some good ones for the New Hope blog, Facebook, and the website. Some pictures I take for personal reasons to see if I can get a particular shot I see in my head. But the pictures that I will post in this feature […]

Paddock Footing: Donations Needed

By Dan Roark     The relentless rain of the last couple of months made one thing drastically clear – new paddock footing is a definite necessity.             The muddy paddocks need a drainage system to keep the horses out of the mud. Lighthoof will provide drainage while the gravel […]

Horse Highlight: Cy (Cyclops)

By Dan Roark Cyclops is a quarter horse, vintage 2005, who joined New Hope in 2019 when his owner could not take him to college. Before becoming a therapy horse Cy was a barrel racing school horse, and before that he was a jumper. Back when Cy was a jumper he lost his eye to […]

Clay Shoot Raffle Reminder

Raffle Ticket

By Dan Roark First, a reminder that registration is open for the 9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot benefiting New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy. For more information on the Clay Shoot see the former post on the blog or go to the Clay Shoot page of the website. This is a reminder about the firearms raffle to raise […]

9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Reminder

By Dan Roark There are still spots open for the Annual Sporting Clay Shoot benefitting New Hope to be held at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur on Saturday, April 13. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. anticipated start time. Awards, Auction, and Lunch provided by 407BBQ will start at Noon. […]