Dear Friends and Patrons:
Our Web Site is Up! Carol Cooling has done an incredible job - lots and lots of pictures, links, donation
possibilities, etc. Its a nice site to visit, and after being up with a counter less than a month, we have a lot of hits. Carol is trying to talk me into a Web Cam - apparently a video camera
connected to the computer to allow a person visiting the web site to see LIVE pictures of - well, mostly me cleaning stalls! However the cost is stopping me - these things cost about $300 - as
always. (Anyone wishing to donate a working web cam will be acknowleged permanently on the web site with the view it shows, plus, of course, it is tax deductable .......).
In the Donations
page we have an outfit called iGive - an on-line mall. Go into it and register yourselves. Costs you nothing, gets me $2! Then, every time you visit the site, whether you buy or not, I get $.02 to $.04 (if only 5 people visited only weekends, that would net me $25 per year). And of course, if you buy, I get a percentage of your purchase price.
That way The Golden Carrot benefits, at NO COST TO YOU!
In addition, GiveToCharity is a secure server who will accept credit card donations - they take 15% - so if you donated $100 I would get $85 - believe me, much better than nothing. REMEMBER, if you donate this way, I dont receive the money for 90 DAYS. Im not ignoring you, just dont know youve donated yet!
Carol has set it all up to be easy to donate in a number of ways. Please take a look. Since I achieved tax deductible
status, I did think donations would increase, but that has not been the case, in fact the contrary has been true.HELP!
If you like the site - Carol does this as a business - call her or e-mail her if youd like a proposal for your own web
site. She's good, and I think this site shows it.
Finally, in our efforts to check out good horse web rings, I stumbled across a company called LightForce Therapy. (See
their Link on the Thanks page and on the Links page - check them out!) As youll see, Kim Peterson, president of LightForce, is going to donate one of their machines to the Golden Carrot. In my own
mind, after reading the instructional materials, I liken this therapy to ultrasound, only its light rather than sound. Their research results are impressive, and Im looking forward to giving this
therapy a try. If I get results that impress, let me know if you want me to and Ill be providing the service to other horse owners.
Since my last letter, Im sorry to report that due to family difficulties, Michelle Hughes and her three girls have moved back
to North Carolina. They may return, but until then, we miss them. The Lyons kids continued to ride until the end of July, but then family commitments (among them Shannons 12th birthday - Happy
Birthday!) kept them busy, and now soccer has begun, along with preparation for school. I do hope to see them up here again - maybe on the holidays.
I am currently following up on a lead from Dr. Adrienne Moore to get in touch with a local high school. Apparently as a
class project, the kids are looking to obtain horses from various sources, and find homes for them - including follow-up etc. Im not sure exactly what will be involved - do they need a place for
the horse to live till they find it a home? Do they need to go get or deliver the horses? Do they need to handle the horses at all, and thus need to learn how? Ill find out and keep you posted.
At this point of the year, I have received donations of $1,200. At this rate, Im getting $150 per month, for an annual
total of $1,800. That is $200 less than last year. Additionally, it wouldnt be that high, except for a generous one-time contribution from Ladyhawk's owner, and from Susan Squires, who doesn't even
have a horse here, and whom I've never had the pleasure of meeting. In fact, three of the donors this year are women I've never even met. Geeze guys. Whats wrong? Donors of donations received to
Dr. Lisa Najy
I'd also like to acknowledge
Dr. Adrienne Moore, who does a lot for me for which she doesnt charge, or for which she gives me a reduced rate;
Paul Turner who gives me a discount on all shoeing;
Danny Moreno and Dan Fooks, who always are able to give me great discounts on great hay. I will keep you all posted on
the progress of TGC.
I thank you all for the donations received this year. Please feel free to call, e-mail or write with any suggestions or
comments you may have.
President - The Golden Carrot