Overwhelming life story --in a nutshell!
I AM ‘Rose at the Barn’
Now a young 74 yr. old woman who lived in 12'x12'
room this past year to recover from the past 3 years.
I worked and studied horse & human behavior alone since a young age, started
the horse business in '72 and hated it. I
was called a Whisperer, who wanted to help horse and human know each other
In 1979 wanted to end it all because I couldn't understand some of what
happened to me. I learned there
was a veil over my eyes at birth. My twin wasn't born. A near
death experience [NDE], at age 17 and several intense
miracles that no one would believe, so I could tell no one. I believed
in my journey.
Then, in 1980-82 –My searching became an intense battle to find God
in my life, and my faith was tested to the extreme --a story in its own.
I would pray "What do people need to hear?" and Fresh Start [FS]
Program' was born as the
innovative, multifaceted, humanitarian program that expanded to stress
recognition, and reduction.
Mission Statement: To
know and understand the natural horse and riding, we better know,
understand, and accept ourselves –as well as others.
In 1997 we were granted 501-C3, working with mental health, at risk
youth. And more. We got to the cause –rather
than treating the symptoms with
medications. We learned more than we should have.
We are different from other therapeutic
riding programs that do not include actually learning to ride a horse.
We do, including the mind-body &
soul experience, with our unique safety program that has been quite
successful for all kind of clients --because it works!
I learned how some got their work recognized, without understanding, and
some even tried copying.
Since our 501-C3 success from 1997-2000, include several very
difficult relocations for our program in a very short time, to being
rescued, taken to a prime facility being built, that took 6 more months of
waiting to occupy at completion. No phone! No internet! It
seemed this would be our solution. However, we learned we needed another
1999. We were even sought after for work in
as we were discovering the
importance of what we developed concerning help for those medically
overdosed. This was now becoming more overwhelming, with another extreme learning process, as corruption
destroyed that opportunity.
2000 Overwhelm took over with several waiting for me to hire
them, when I never got paid myself. No one knew
our program. I realized I had to teach this work starting with
volunteer -plus the new consultants and/or riding coaches I would
need to train.
That August, 2000 due to extreme overwhelm, I just walked away
--leaving everything, becoming homeless for 2 years to seek God's directions
and help. God gave us the program in 1980-82. I got my family of
horses myself. The decision of a lifetime. Now my horses had to
go to People
College --without the love and understanding what they were born into.
I knew now --I had to document the program so others
could learn the how-to do our
work. This took four years plus!
I moved to central Pa [alone] to be where
there was mountain spring water. No more fluoride and
with clean air. I could complete this work there. And, another
 God’s natural healing started to surface, when I searched for
higher understanding of my near death experience, now finding it was studied
--world-wide. Many lifetime internal questions were surfacing, and
answers were there. My
thought process and life views became recognized as different from the norm, and I saw this as a wakening process to another
level of understanding and consciousness. This was extremely helpful
with getting my work more understood.
2012 --due to a program glitch, and forgetfulness on my part, we
lost our 501-C3, and it became freeing from much of what I learned.
God was now showing us that this
facility was NOT where He wanted us. Blocked springheads resurfaced,
even under the
stable wall, flooding the
This was all when I was deeply involved with USDA funding sources, the
IRS --for possible reinstatement, a Grant writer, Lawyer, and Bucknell University's
help with our business plan, and financials. Overload extreme!
Also acquiring two LLC for start-up preparation. Would I even
live through all this?
When I was so near emotional collapse, in Feb. 2012 we experienced
untimely death of our primary horse, 'Mighty Moe'. This became an
additional problem, for he couldn't be buried. How could I continue,
and at this time?
This was almost more than I could bear, and I was nearly totally
broke-down, since I had all this to do by myself. I sincerely
considered ending it all. My remaining four horses held me together.
I couldn't let them down.
I stayed with a local couple for ten days, trying to help
them, and they helped me also.
I put everything in storage and later had to auction too much.
A friend of many years past [Pam Darden] insisted on saving my life --May of 2012.
I thank her for doing this.
It's hard for anyone to understand that I have dedicated my life
--to seeing this to completion to help both horse & human, possibly --all
world. However, would I have the
stamina to continue this inclusive work, not offered at most horse or riding
facilities? Where do we belong? I am sure that God has some place --just
waiting thee for us. We should get clients world-wide!
Somehow God had His plan to hold me together
from May, 2012 --until now, when I realize
shock and stress --with mourning, loosing 2 more horses with pain these past two years. I now have only two
Since May of 2012, I have had almost 3 years to heal and I AM READY
--to jump back into this journey and chore.
I am asking for that opportunity and/or another small
facility, to grow from where we left off –and for teaching this program to
those who qualify –and continue helping those in need, so all past years of
hard work pay off for all those that follow. We will do this now as a
for-profit, still with lots of pro-bono, since my needs are met now. I
have so much to teach --including those who also want to do this work.
Gofundme.com or whomever --could possibly help pay program expenses
as we move forward to another solution or location.
All I have ever wanted was to just have my needs met with our
5-Way-Win. My God has always been in control, and I know this is a
world-class project, by all the results previously experienced.
What we gain now simply belongs to the
program --which God has gifted us with!
It is time to start this the best way possible. Remember,
I have given my life to this Project --Graced by God with: Horse
The Mind-Body & Soul Connections --horse & human.
I need your help --for 'The Common Good of ALL who
remain' --to continue long after I am gone!
help while you still can!
Rose at the
'Rose at the Barn'--FEB. 23, 2015
for our HH work, being like no other, expands to other parts of the country --and
It is now my job to find those individuals whose interest --is far
beyond income or prestige.
I must give our process --to those who have
sincere heart-felt interest & concerns
--to simply help others --with
happiest people are those that discover that what they should be doing and what
they are doing are the same things." Meg Graybill
[a friend and writer]
'Fresh Start' --Our 'Base Program' --for integrated horsemanship, and
Soft touch horsemanship
Safety & Survival Program --plus extended
--Higher Connections, Spirituality
--the basis for healing
--The results of 'STQ'--including personal healing
words heard by founder --through sensitivity --miracles, and a near death
'Rose at the Barn'
--The Founder's story --behind this work!
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