Well, we did not plan on visiting with you in August but we have news!
August is the time of year JAKES Club’s Equine department and seasoned volunteers always work with the horses. Taking time with each horse to review their needs and evaluate the rides during spring/summer programs.
This August is not any different except August 1st JAKES Club received Matthew our new “little” pinto (“Pinto” is a combination of white and another color) grade (not registered) Missouri Fox Trotter gelding. He is great and an answer to many prayers! One prayer specifically is his height. The little guy is only 14 Hands! Let me explain for those unaware how you measure a horse. Hand, ancient unit of length, now standardized at 4 inches and used today primarily for measuring the height of horses from the ground to the withers (top of the shoulders). The unit was originally defined as the breadth of the palm including the thumb. Thus, a horse that measures 60 inches is 15 hands high (15 x 4 = 60) and a horse halfway between 15 and 16 hands is 15.2 hands, or 62 inches tall (15 x 4 + 2 = 62) because the subdivision of a hand is a base 4 system, a horse 64 inches high is 16.0 hands high, not 15.4. So Saddle Club youth do the math for our new little guy.
JAKES Club wants to thank Stan and Evelyn, Matthew’s previous owners, for delivering him and ending in prayer for his service to children and their families. Bless you and stay in touch!
With Matthew coming into JAKES Club, August horse training has stepped up a notch. The Equine department has created a game plan for him including volunteers helping him acclimate. Thanks to Tuesday, Thursday and Friday teams for coming by the farm for an hour to love on him and begin handling his: halter, grooming and walk-on and whoa. Yay!
We are all very thankful and excited for the children and families to return the first of September. That is NOT very far away! Please remember to email info@JAKESClub.org to sign up for Volunteer Saddle Club (VSC) returning the first week and Therapeutic Saddle Club (TSC) the second week.
In September JAKES Club is having a brand new fundraiser “Scrapper Farm Day” Saturday, September 8th from 1-6PM. Our guest will receive a tour of the facility, including a TSC demonstration, before scrapbooking begins! If you have any questions please contact Kathy at ChattyKatKrafts@gmail.com to reserve and purchase your layout kit themed for your day at the farm . There will be prizes, games and kits available on the card buffet. Buy a kit and make the card according to the sample or use the kit to create your own. So spread the word, pray for the weather and come join in the fun whether you’re experienced or wanting to learn with pre-made kits. Yay!
Also www.JAKESClub.org “Shop” page will be open for business September 4th-30th with delivery to your home the week of October 16th in time for Year-End Award rides the week of October 23rd.
Thanks again everyone and Blessings!
Cathie and JAKES Club’s Team
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