Articles by Nancy Dumond Violette

 
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Horses: Open Hours/Horse, aka “Brush Hours”

By Nancy Dumond Violette on April 03, 2015, at 7:17 a.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, April 11, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, April 18, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, April 25, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Open House/Horse “Brush Hours”, 489 Main St, Van Buren, ME For more information: 207-868-5324; manesandtails.org Any …
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Banking on Time?

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Feb. 11, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
At SJV Timebanks, Yes we sure are! No currency involved. Offering what we like to do and requesting what we could use some help with. Trading hours. Each month some members, and anyone interested, gather at the office of Vaillancourt Chiropractic, 29 Main St, Van Buren, to find better ways …
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Like a Garden, a Timebank Growth Takes Work, and is Very Rewarding, Even Year Round

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Oct. 08, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
You get to do more of what you like to do and/or are good at, and receive help with what you don’t like or can’t do. Sounds too good to be true? Well, there is a hitch. Members. Yes, members make the timebank grow in opportunities and options, sort of …
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Warriors and Horses

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
Don’t just sit there watching everyone on TV or the internet do it; come pet a horse. Warriors and horses have been teaming up country wide for fun, therapy, activities, family outings. At Manes and Tails North, Perfect Ponies Learning Center, Veterans and families are invited to spend some time …
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Van Buren Farm Invites Veterans and Families

By Nancy Dumond Violette on July 14, 2014, at 8 a.m.
Across the USA Veterans and Families have enjoyed and benefited from time with horses. From a playful visit to programs to care for and ride, or Equine Assisted Learning; most say it is healing as well as fun. The Manes and Tails North facility, Perfect Ponies Learning Center in Van …
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Why do Veterans find healing with Horses?

By Nancy Dumond Violette on June 16, 2014, at 7:39 a.m.
For more reasons than we know so far. In physical therapy, working around horses is calming and motivating; mounted work simulates walking, as well as integrating senses to develop better overall coordination. Many vets are turning to Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) for help with Post …
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US Navy Ret, Heath, and 'Ktee' 2013 Open Horse in Van Buren

Veterans Moving Ahead with Horses

By Nancy Dumond Violette on May 18, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Open Horse for Veterans and Families, 489 Main St, Van Buren, Maine For more information: 207-868-5324; Perfect Ponies Learning Center or Manes and Tails on Facebook Teaming up with horses is a growing wellness activity for veterans in Northern Maine. …
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Mud Pony club members and 'Staff' invite everyone to Come Pet a Horse

Perfect Ponies Learning Center open house April 26

By Nancy Dumond Violette on April 25, 2014, at 9:23 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Open House Come Pet a Horse, 489 Main St, Van Buren, ME For more information: 207 868 5324; Perfect Ponies Learning Center on Facebook Members of the Manes and Tails youth group, Mud Pony Club, invite you to final 2014 …
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MPC member Brittany Guerrette playing aboard 'Aisha' entertaining visitors 4/5/14

You Don’t have to STAND on the horses!!

By Nancy Dumond Violette on April 09, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
Just come and meet them. You, your family are and friends invited to Open House aka: “Brush Hours” each Saturday in April 1-3 pm. For the third year in a row, Perfect Ponies Therapeutic Learning Center (PP-TLC) on Main St in Van Buren is open to the public on Saturdays …
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Timebanking is Using Your Time Wisely!!

Banking Helpers by the Hours

By Nancy Dumond Violette on April 08, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
‘Paying it forward’ is the term used often by timebankers through out the USA. Offer a service you like to do and are good at; request services you don’t know how to do, or do not like doing. When this works among a timebanking group, everyone gets to do more …
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New Friends at 'Brush Hours" first year

Come pet a HORSE!

By Nancy Dumond Violette on April 03, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Open House “Brush Hourse” Come Pet a HORSE!, 489 Main St, Van Buren, ME For more information: 2078685324 Would you like to meet a horse? Bring your parents, bring your grand parents! This is the third year that a small …
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Do What You Like

By Nancy Dumond Violette on March 11, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
Wouldn’t you like to be spending more time doing what you like to do, and are good at? And would you like someone else to do what you don’t like or can’t, without paying labor costs? It makes sense if you are timebanking. No bartering allowed!! Just exchanging hours, ALL …
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‘Aisha’ and Her Community Helping Each Other

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Feb. 21, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Would you want a therapy horse to keep doing her work? As a healthy and cooperative member of her team, that’s what ‘Aisha’ does. A majestic Brabant draft horse, she offers herself as a companion, physical and emotional support system and even a platform for teens learning vaulting, or gymnastics …
Veterans and 'KTee' at Perfect Ponies Learning Center in Van Buren

Open House for Veterans Every Second Wednesday at the Farm

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Oct. 08, 2013, at 7:15 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Perfect Ponies Learning Center, 489 Main St, Van Buren, ME For more information: Nancy Dumond Violette; 207 868 5324; manesandtailsaroostook,webs.com Veterans and Families are again invited to visit horses and ponies, find out how equine programs are helping across the …

Veterans’ Open House About Equine Assisted Learning

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Oct. 01, 2013, at 6:27 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Nancy Dumond Violette and Don Violette, 489 Main St, Van Buren, ME For more information: Nancy Dumond Violette; 207-868-5324 Open to Veterans, Service members and Families, Wednesday, October 9, 3-6pm at Perfect Ponies Learning Center, 489 Main St, Van Buren. …
WHOA (Warriors Horses OF America) Project

WHOA Project offers veterans assisted equine learning program at Van Buren farm

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Sept. 09, 2013, at 10:26 a.m.
Taking part in the WHOA project — Warriors Horses Of America — Caribou Maine veterans’ home residents visited horses and ponies in Van Buren for the third time this summer. They spent time handling and brushing horses, and buggy riding. They learned of the opportunity at …
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Veterans’ Open House WHOA (Warriors Horses Of America) Project Sept 11

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Sept. 08, 2013, at 7:55 p.m.
Veterans and Families are invited to spend some time with horses and ponies and find out how these animals have been helping vets nationwide. Come pet a horse, schedule some future family time, individuals, groups, riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Sept 11, 4-7PM, come for a few minutes or a few …
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WHOA Project helping County Veterans in Van Buren, Open House Sept 11

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Sept. 08, 2013, at 7:15 a.m.
Taking part in the WHOA project (Warriors Horses Of America), Caribou Maine Veterans’ home residents visited horses and ponies in Van Buren for the third time this summer. They spent visits handling, brushing, and buggy riding ponies; having learned of the opportunity because a Veterans’ Benefits workshop took place in …

Veterans’ Open House at the Farm

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Sept. 07, 2013, at 8:19 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: WHOA Project (Warriors Horses Of America) Vets and families are invited to visit Perfect Ponies Learning Center in Van Buren Wednesday Sept 11, 4-7 pm. Horses are helping Vets all over the USA. This is the only program, at no …
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USAF MSGT Ret.  Donald Violette with Equine companion 'Robert.'

WHOA Project Veterans and Families Open House/Farm

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Aug. 12, 2013, at 8:19 a.m.
Veterans are spending time with horses across the USA to help with life challenges during and after military service. Some are visiting stables occasionally to groom, and clean stalls, others learning to ride, engage in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Exercises, or helping physically disabled vets to mount and successfully synergize …
 
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