Matthew McCormack ~ Winner of VFTH Children’s Wild Horse Writing Competition 2011

Matthew McCormach – Grand Prize Winner of the VFTH International Writing Competition 2011 – Subject Wild Horses and his guest from Missouri, U.S.A. will be flying to the ISPBM (International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros) in July 2012!! Matthew very much looks forward to his trip and promises to bring back a great story for us! Although a Canadian born organization, Voice For The Horse reaches beyond our borders to create awareness for both our younger generations and of course our horses with the mission to “Bridge the Gap between Horse and Humans in our Modern Day World”. We invite you to join us and be a part of our virtual and social media platform created to forever engage us ALL with these wonderful animals! 

Visit our Online Presentation Page for the 1st VFTH International Children’s Writing Competition 2011

Matthew: Thank you for sharing the following kind and thoughtful words with Voice For The Horse …

“Everyone has a hobby or task that they love. Volunteering is one of the hobbies that I enjoy. I particularly like to spend time helping animals such as horses. For two years in high school, I volunteered at a therapeutic riding facility for children and adults who are disabled. I would help individuals with various mental and physical disabilities learn to ride horses. As I would walk alongside the horse and rider, I made sure the pupil was sitting up straight, holding the reigns properly, but most importantly, feeling content and special. This was such a joy for me and for everybody who was involved in the therapeutic riding lessons. Everyone whom I volunteered with at this fantastic facility, including the horses, was so upbeat. Associating with horses and helping the less fortunate feel like they were on top of the world was definitely a win-win situation.

I have also volunteered for years at a large animal rescue facility. I clean stalls, brush horses, hand out treats, and make sure each animal is treasured. Seeing horses and other farm animals bounce back from a previous life of abuse or neglect at this rescue facility is such a great feeling. Knowing that I was involved in the recovery effort of suffering animals puts a big and rewarding smile on my face.

I would encourage others to get out and volunteer! Maybe volunteering with animals is not your thing. There are countless other volunteer opportunities to embrace. I would encourage everyone to play a part in making the world a better place. Something as simple as a friendly greeting or gesture to a person (or an animal  ) truly does make the world a happier, better place to live”.

Matthew McCormach

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.      

It is our youth of today who will manage our world tomorrow. Matthew McCormach sets a fine example of giving back and nurturing many horses who have been left by the wayside. A beautiful gift of love and compassion which we encourage at the Voice For The Horse Foundation

                             

Wild Horses

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954

Voice For The Horse “Flat Character”

A heartfelt and thoughtful weekend was spent with our newly emerged Flat Stanley Character contemplating just who he was going to evolve to be as joins up with us in our organization. With so many possibilities to choose from, after watching the Disney movie “Spirit – the Stallion from Cimarron” it was quickly decided the character our Flat Stanley was to become was one of our team of PR Figures (pardon the pun here!). His  image and personality would reflect that of a wild horse who will always live his life in freedom, thus his name annointed is “Freedom”! This character will be one who helps and encourages our children to dream not little dreams with only a slight hope they may come true but BIG dreams where children know they can come true!

We would love to share with you this amazing Disney movie; Spirit the Stallion of Cimarron and have all the videos uploaded from You Tube Here

Enjoy!!

Voice For The Horse

After watching the Disney Movie “Spirit, the Stallion of Cimarron” our Virtual Flat Character has destined him/herself to transform into a wild horse figure where the life he lives out will be in freedom.

Langley Community Days – June 16th, 2012

Voice For The Horse attended the Community Days in Langley June 16th 2012 – the downpour of rain did not discourage us nor our Virtual Horse Character to pack it in and save it for a “sunny day”! We had several volunteers show up to help and support us and the message we conveyed to our attendees at our booth certainly raised their eyebrows with great interest when they learned of our endeavour to create a Virtual Horse who would travel the world teaching children kindness not only to our horses but also to each other. The sky is the limit with this project where our goal to fulfill our mission of “Bridging the Gap between Horse and Humans in our Modern Day World” is most certainly attainable through this means of social media. The character of our Virtual Horse has been defined – he/she has their heart set on becoming a wild horse who knows all about freedom and what it means to be so. Our Virtual Flat Horse Character will never forget what he has learned nor where he has been for he/she has met many children, visited many homes and schools and other places around the world. He/she has seen ALL things; the beauty of the life we experience here and also the hard side where children are not heard, acknowledged nor given a voice to express themselves freely. He has witnessed the bullying in schools and in other places where our kids are engaged in activities and it is the goal of our Virtual Horse when he/she comes to life, many children will connect and find a new friend they may call a “friend” who will listen to them and also teach them lessons on kindness in this world. Through all the lessons our Virtual Horse will send out to these kids, we believe that through “the horse” children will find a connecting place to share and be and have lots of fun too sending him virtually on travels around the world and taking him on personal adventures too such as horse shows to learn more about how we connect with horses in our lives today. Our Virtual Horse will be able to travel anywhere interactively around the world!

Thanks to Sara Trafford (winner of the Spirit Award for the Children’s Wild Horse Writing Competition and her Mom Mary, Kim Eisler and VFTH Director Vernon Groetchen for supporting VFTH at the Langley Community Days Event – your support and passion for this project was infectious!

Sara Trafford from Langley, B.C. was winner of the Spirit Award for the VFTH 1st Annual Childrens Writing Competition in 2011 where children from across North America were invited to participate.

Angel and Stanley Reunited June 9th. 2012!!

“Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you have never met.

Flat Stanley and Voice For The Horse Mascot Angel have a history together which originated back in 2010!! Flat Stanley, sent all the way up from Calabasas, Ca. U.S.A. spotted a picture of her (what was even more exciting is she was also a flat character embedded on my signage at my booth at the Mane Event Expo!!) and as soon as he nestled up to her to have his picture taken, love struck him in his heart! He was only able to visit with her this day and never ever was able to forget about her as the caption in the photo above says “Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you have never met”. Three years later Stanley is reunited together again with Angel and vows to spend the rest of his days with her as Angel promises to him too!

Thank you for sharing this memorable day as Angel and Stanley (who is destined to become a Virtual Horse Character where he will never have to leave Angel’s side again) … The journey has only begun!

Click here to read about this most memorable day!