Love and Acceptance

You are loved and cherished.

You have nothing to fear.

There is nothing you can do wrong.

You are loved


Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything. Not some abstract, hard-to-fathom kind of love but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows – the kind of love that we feel when we look at our partner, and our children, or even our animals.

In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional. This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it I all of their actions.

Arohanui & God Bless


Exciting New Website

Earlier this year I approached MIT to see if they had any students who could develop a new website for the charity. I received a positive response from Tania Parker a Senior Lecturer, facility of Business and Information Technology.

I was introduced to an amazing young woman, Samantha Young. Sam was born and did all her schooling in Pukekohe before enrolling in MIT. How amazing to have a young woman from Pukekohe work on a project that benefits the troubled youth from Pukekohe,that interact with the horses!

Sam had to work against many odds. No internet coverage or cell phone coverage to speak of and teaching me how to update the website. I think the later was the most trying!

If you are reading this; you can, with lots of patience and understanding, teach an old dog new tricks.

We are nearing the end of the project. I will keep you posted, now I know how to.

Arohanui and God Bless.

I have finally completed all the certificates

I have finally completed all the certificates, gift and Christmas Parties for the 2012 HEART™ Programme and what an amazing year it has been.

This year 42 children have taken part in the HEART™ Programme and each and every one has brought with them their own unique special qualities. It never ceases to amaze me how much love these children have to offer and how few colours they have in their paint palettes.

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Last Sunday

Last Sunday one of the boys from the HEART™ programme ran away because he had stolen money from another boy the Wednesday before. There is no excuse for what he did and it will take time for the two boys to be friends again. Like everything we do in the HEART™ programme we ask, “What good will come out of this?” REVENGE! GETTING EVEN! PAY BACK TIME! JUDGEMENT! The common denominator in all of this is obvious – FEAR.

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May has come to a close

May has come to a close and the mud is providing the Equine Teachers with an extra layer to cater for the colder weather and lots of extra brushing and combing. Oh! How they love all the attention.

Recently I have been updating the HEART™ files and the very experience has raised a great deal of memories. Over the years, we’ve experienced all types of children, most of whom have exhibited ‘challenging behaviour’. The majority of children who come to me have suffered from neglect of one sort or another, and funnily enough that is something I find relatively easy to understand.

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