Thank Yous! (vol. I)

In cleaning up the secret corners of the barn’s tack room this past week, we stumbled upon a treasure trove of thank you notes from years past. These heartfelt messages so touch us that we would love to share bits and pieces of them here. We feel these are testaments to the true soul of our property, the power of our animals, and our staff’s lovelinesses. And so, here is a small collection of thank you notes (love letters) to ThorpeWood! 


From Participants:

I just want to say thank you, really! I could not thank you enough for that amazing day I had with you all. It was a very beautiful experience – I can’t wait until we can do it again. It was so peaceful. God bless you all.
Thank you very, very, very much for the experience I had with Vinur and the other wonderful horses. I would never thought in a million years I would get so close to a horses like I did at the ranch. Thank you so much for being so caring to take the time out of your day to show us (mostly me) what God has made on this earth. Thank you again and again for a wonderful time. I would love to be there at the ranch just to volunteer, not for the horses but for the land that comes with it as well. It would be an honor to do that someday. Thank you again.
Mr. Sam – you da man! Loved the horses and the dogs ♥ Thank you so much!
Thank you for the wonderful day we had with you and the horses. I has an incredible experience and would love to do it again. It was so nice to interact with the horses in such a connected way, to be completely quiet and have the horse follow me where I was going is incredible. I would love to learn the reasons behind that and learn how to do it better! Thank you for helping me accomplish something I never thought possible, never knew was possible. I hope and can’t wait until I can see you guys and your beautiful horses again. If you ever need someone to help groom the horses, I would love to assist if possible. It would be a great joy. I had such peace grooming Snuder, he was so peaceful and well behaved and gentle. Thanks again!
Thank you for having us out to ThorpeWood! It’s such a wonderful place and we absolutely love the horses, being with them is so amazing!!
Hola! quieria darles las gracias por permitinos ver alos caballos y agradesco mucho su jenorocidad muchicimas gracia por ser una buenas persona para nosotros y gracias por permitinos usar la casa done estan los conejos muchas gracias! (Translated: Hello! I would like to thank you for allowing us to see the horses and thank you very much for your generosity. Thank you very much for being a good person for us and thanks for allowing us to use the house where the rabbits are. Thank you very much!)
I’m so happy that I met all of you guys. This has been the best time of my life and hope we can meet again soon!

From group leaders:

Thank you for —

     speaking clear, soft words
     purposeful silence
     respectful eye contact
     safe expectations
     chosen steps of involvement
     being honestly welcome
     being role models of kindness

Thank you Vinur and Snudder for being you!”

I just wanted to reach out and sincerely thank you for the wonderful experience at ThorpeWood. The kids and the staff had an amazing time!
You have provided such a great opportunity for our youth. We’re forever grateful and most thankful for our time at ThorpeWood.
Mr. Sam – Thank you, sir, for everything. I am greatly humbled by this visit. Thank you. Bless you.