Helen Yeadon When Sophie Met Darcy Day

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When Sophie Met Darcy Day

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The story of one amazing woman's crusade to help abandoned horses and disadvantaged children which changed their lives forever. Once much loved and cherished racehorses are often abandoned to a life of starvation and neglect. Left unwanted and unloved it's these beautiful animals often die alone in squalor. One woman was determined to change all that. Helen Yeadon held back the tears as she watched another brutally neglected racehorse arrive at their stables—abandoned by all and without the will to survive, Gee was in a pitiful state. Then another troubled soul arrived at their stables, Sophie was a quiet and withdrawn teenager who had stopped speaking—causing her friends and family much anxiety. Soon, Helen watched as a miraculous thing began to take place. Gee started to respond to Sophie's presence and Sophie in turn started to respond to Gee. An unlikely friendship began to develop and an idea formed in Helen's mind. Fast forward five years and Greatwood is bringing disadvantaged children and abandoned racehorses together. This unique project allows children with special needs, emotional and behavioral issues and autistic spectrum to learn life skills through interaction with and caring for the horses.

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Helen Yeadon and her husband Michael are the founders of Greatwood, a charity they set up in 1990 to care for retired racehorses and children with special needs. Helen has always been an animal lover. She grew up on a farm in Wiltshire and was riding horses from the age of seven. She and Michael used to run a small hotel in the Cotswolds, before they moved to Devon and started collected retired racehorses, dogs, goats, chickens, geese and sheep. It was there that idea for Greatwood was born.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 190 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A heartwarming collection of stories from a woman who brings together disadvantaged children and abandoned racehorses, with remarkable results. Thirteen-year-old Sophie hadn t uttered a word to anyone for over two years when she got out of her parents car at a remote farm in Devon. Her parents were beside themselves with worry, and at the end of their tether, but try as they might, nothing seemed to make a difference. They d heard about a place called Greatwood through friends - where owners Helen and Michael Yeadon looked after retired racehorses - and decided to take Sophie along for a visit. Helen asked Sophie to help her change the dressings on the infected cuts on the legs of Darcy Day, one of their more troubled horses, and it was instantly clear that these two had some kind of special connection. Darcy Day would normally back away from people, but this time she lowered her head and stepped forward, to let Sophie stroke her nose. It was the start of an incredible relationship that would transform both horse and child, and it gave Michael and Helen an idea. They registered as a charity, moved to bigger premises, and began inviting children with a wide range of learning disabilities to volunteer to help with the animals. The results were amazing - traumatised horses and anxious or disturbed children bonded with each other, and every week little miracles were happening before their eyes. Boys with diagnoses such as Asperger s Syndrome or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or those who d been excluded from school for unruly behaviour, flourished through the discipline of working on the farm. Girls made timid and anxious by abusive backgrounds or school bullies came out of the shells. In this book are twenty of the most incredible tales of children who were given back their futures by the unique and extraordinary institution of Greatwood. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007354245

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