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Thanksgiving: A Personal Thank You

by R.T. Fitch ~ president/co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

An open letter:

"Happy Thanksgiving" from Terry and R.T. Fitch

“Happy Thanksgiving” from Terry and R.T. Fitch

“It has been a while since I have penned a word or two and shared my thoughts with my best of friends. Sitting in front of my computer in the wee hours of Thanksgiving 2015’s dawn I reflect on just what it is that I, and/or others, should be thankful for.

Thankfulness is about as personal as it gets; what I might feel blessed for could be another’s bane. So putting all of my personal, and perhaps even selfish, thankful feelings aside I can distill the essence of the emotion down to one singular fact, feeling or emotion; I am thankful for you.

Over the years each and every one of you advocates and partners has been a blessing that has buoyed my spirits and sharpened my resolve. There is no amount of giving or concern that is too small in the record book of Wild Equine Advocacy; every effort counts and all of you have signed your name to the big book in the sky with your compassion, love and concern for those who cannot speak for themselves. For that one singular passion, I am unabashedly thankful this day.

Thanks to all of you for being…you. Each and every one of you is a very special ray of light in the darkness of our quest, each of you guide me and give me strength, for knowing you I am a better person and on this day, I honor you.

Thank you, my friends; you are all special in so many different ways that I give thanks for the blessing of knowing you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours be they two or four legged, we are all family and should never discount the positive impact that we have upon one another.

Keep the faith and enjoy life to it’s fullest.”


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    St. Francis Prayer for Animals
    “Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless the Wild Horses and all God’s creatures. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”


  2. I’m grateful for Wendy a friend from Barbaro’s days. I met her this summer and she let me groom her retired show jumper Toby. Toby in turned helped me regain so much of my confidence. He quietly stood in his stall and let me groom him. He licked and chewed in response to my grooming! I met a friesen, one of the top dressage horses in the country. He was gentle as a kitten when I hot walked him. We down down to the shower stall, walking right by his stall and he didn’t miss a beat.

    Another lady I met Christine who owns Marley…oh my Marley is just oozing potential. And Christine is so nice! I got to help bathe Marley!

    This was the first morning of my vacation! It ranked right up there with the best f the best!


  3. Bless your hearts. I feel so privileged to have come across likeminded people both online and in person with compassion, purpose and hope. You keep on doing what you’re doing to help these amazing creatures. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

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