An Award That Touched My Heart & A Poem From the Heart

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On the evening of the Trainer’s Day, Zuma’s Celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a masquerade ball.  Paul and Jodi humbly expressed their gratitude to all the people who help contribute to Zuma’s efforts, and one notable mention was ROTH and Anna.

“For 9 years, Anna and the ROTH Methods have been a big part of Zuma’s platform.  Together, Anna, Katie, and Jodi have spent hours discussing and taking action upon ways to make the world a better place through compassionate equine education programs.  Anna’s clinics and courses at Zuma’s have generated much-needed training for horses and humans, along with funding in the process.  Anna’s presence at Zuma’s has brought global donors to our mission by way of international student participation in ROTH at Zuma’s.  Partnerships like ours have been mutually beneficial for both ROTH and Zuma’s.  The horses receive training, revenue, and sponsorship, and ROTH expands its training methods to Zuma’s base of supporters.”

And to Anna and Vin,

“As you develop your awareness in nature, you begin to see how we influence all life and how all life influences us.  A key and critical feature for us to know.”  -Tony TenFingers/Wanbli Nata’u, Ogalala Lakota

Walking amongst the silent ones at Zuma’s we are keenly aware of the positive influence your contributions and generosity have had on all of our lives.  Thank you for your kindness and your gifts.

In Peace and Gratitude,

Jodi & Paul

Jodi’s husband, Paul, also read a poem that he composed on behalf of the decades of efforts on Jodi’s part for all of the animals.  Enjoy!

By the edge of the pines, at the foot of Wendy’s Hill,
is a place called Zuma’s, where time stands still.
Where the friends of woman and man do run,
when their time of despair is over and done.

For here, between this reality and the next,
is a place where beloved creatures find rest.
On this golden land, they wait, learn and play,
til The Rainbow Bridge (Adoption) they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed.
Their bodies have healed with strength imbued.

They trot through the grass without even a care,
til one day they whinny and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes sharp and alert.
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the herd.

For just at that second, there’s no room for remorse.
As they see each other…one person…one horse.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart
has turned to joy once more in each heart.
They nuzzle with a love that will last forever.
And then, side-by-side, they cross over to forever…together.

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