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horses-and-heroes-logo     We are looking for corporations, who would like to cross brand with Horses and Heroes. One sponsor would receive more promotion, but we could give each of the 12 episodes has an individual sponsor. I have formatted the show so that each episode has two 10 second billboards and one 30 second bumper at the bottom of the hour that will be dedicated the sponsor. However, instead of just playing one of their ads, we would like to make target specific by showing how the sponsor helps veterans, military personnel, and their families. Horses and Heroes will attract the 18-35 year old demographic. However, since we will be sponsoring veterans from all conflicts not just the current, the demographic will be expanded to include those over 35. If you or if you know someone, who has the means and the will to do more than give lip service to supporting our veterans, please share our information with her, him or them. Let this Memorial Day be one where you make a difference for those who risked the most.


Love can be a blessing or a curse. This is the premise to the Paranormal thriller Never Can Say Good-bye. We have an Indiegogo campaign, so we can afford to lock in our primary talent and produce a sizzle reel. Given a chance we will produce a good old fashioned ghost story that will scare your socks off. Ever dollar donated moves us one step closer to you having a new option at the theaters. Are you tired of the films based gratuitous sex and violence as well as the endless super heroes? Then tell the studio so by becoming part of our team.

The past and the present collide as love and hate survive death


Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn’t understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, “Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it?”









There has been scuttlebutt being spread about the Charity Hill Ranch in Rapids City. There have been individuals who have attacked the owner’s character and ethics. What I have heard directly and indirectly has not been my experience.

A mutual connection made aware of Charity Hill Ranch when I told him about Horses and Heroes. He highly recommended Christine O’Connell and the Charity Hill Ranch. He introduced us and we started talking about using Charity Hill Ranch as the primary location for Horses and Heroes.

I found Chris to be an honest and straight forward person. Nearly immediately she told me of the conflict with the woman, who was to be her partner on a larger ranch closer to Traverse City. Chris said that once the new ranch was established, the partner set out to take control. Chris did not give me the details. I didn’t need to know and she refused to speak badly of the other woman. She gave me the option of backing out and recommended several other ranches around the state. If Chris had been the person the other woman had claim, she would not have been as forth right, nor would she have given us the option out.

However, the woman’s claims were further proven to be false when the international organization Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (P.A.T.H) gave the ranch their highest rating. P.A.T.H. individually visits, tests, and certifies each of their centers. If Charity Hill Ranch hadn’t met the below standards, they would not have be Northern Michigan’s only Accredited Premier Center.

P.A.T.H. Code of Conduct

1. The member respects the rights, dignity and well-being of all individuals (human and equine) and promotes well-being for all involved.

1.1 The member shall promote a holistic awareness of body, mind and spirit in equine-assisted activities and therapies for all involved.

1.2 The member shall be responsive to, and mutually supportive of, the individuals served, including families, colleagues and associates.

1.3 The member shall respect the unique nature of each individual and shall be tolerant of, and responsive to, differences. The member shall not discriminate based on age, gender, race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, social or economic status, sexual orientation, health condition or disability.

1.4 The member shall follow equal employment opportunity practices in hiring, assigning, promoting, discharging and compensating staff.

1.5 The member shall maintain in professional confidence participant, volunteer and staff information, observations or evaluations and shall adhere to all legal requirements.

1.6 The member, in community settings, shall use caution in forming dual or multiple relationships with participants or former participants where there is a risk of a conflict of interest. The member, in clinical treatment settings, shall avoid dual relationships when possible. In situations where dual relationships are unavoidable, the member shall be responsible for setting clear, appropriate and sensitive boundaries.

1.7 The member will understand the sensitive nature of physical touch and use it with caution.

Principle 2

The member accepts responsibility for the exercise of sound judgment and professional competence.

2.1 The member shall accurately represent his/her level of expertise, experience, education and actual practice and provide service only to those individuals he/she can competently serve.

2.2 The member shall engage in sound business, employment and administrative practices.

2.4 The member shall engage in continued personal growth, continuing relevant education and professional skill development.

2.5 The member shall recognize and take appropriate action to remedy personal problems and limitations that might cause harm to recipients of service, colleagues or others.

2.6 The member shall demonstrate objectivity and fairness by interacting with individuals in an impartial manner.

2.7 The member shall accept responsibility for the exercise of sound judgment when interacting with individuals and animals.

2.8 The member shall demonstrate openness to, and respect for, other colleagues and professionals.

Principle 3

The member shall respect the integrity and well-being of program equines and animals whether owned, leased or borrowed.

3.1 The member shall recognize and respect the individual character, nature and physical attributes of each program equine.

3.2 The member shall encourage safe and respectful human and equine interactions, placing equines in activities suited to their temperament and physical ability.

3.3 The member shall support the highest standard of care, maintenance and selection for each program equine, understanding and responding to the equine’s need for socialization, play, turnout, time off and retirement.

3.4 When equines are borrowed or leased, the same high standards of equine respect, care and maintenance apply.

3.5 The member shall cultivate a barn and practice environment that supports personal and professional development and is compliant with PATH Intl. standards.

Principle 4

The member shall be truthful and fair in representing him- or herself and other members or centers.

4.1 The member shall be responsible for providing each participant with accurate information regarding programs, services, professional training and credentials, as well as possible benefits, outcomes, expected activities, risks and limitations of the service or program.

4.2 The member shall meet commitments to participants, colleagues, equines, agencies, the equine-assisted activities and therapies community and the community at large.

4.3 The member shall use the PATH Intl. logo only in accordance with the PATH Intl. brand policy.

Principle 5

The member shall seek to expand his/her knowledge base related to the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies.

5.1 The member shall maintain a high level of professional competence by continued participation in educational activities that enhance basic knowledge and provide new knowledge.

5.2 The member shall support the sharing and dissemination of information, the provision of training and conducting of research for the benefit of the profession.

5.3 The member shall demonstrate commitment to quality assurance. The member in clinical treatment settings shall engage in providing and receiving individual or peer supervision and/or staffing consultation on a regular basis.

Principle 6

The member shall honor all financial commitments to participants, personnel, vendors, donors, PATH Intl. and others.

6.1 The member shall negotiate and clarify the fee structure and payment policy prior to the initiation of service and charge in a responsible and reasonable manner.

6.2 The member shall not misrepresent in any fashion services rendered or products dispensed.

6.3 The member shall be truthful and fair in representing him- or herself in fundraising activities.

6.4 The member shall honor all debt obligations.

6.5 The member shall maintain membership in PATH Intl. and pay the appropriate fee as determined by the Board of Trustees. Instructors shall remain in good standing with the annual compliance process for instructors

Principle 7

The member shall abide by PATH Intl. Standards and Guidelines and all state, local and federal laws.

Principle 8

The member supports PATH Intl. in its efforts to protect participants, equines, the public and the profession from unethical, incompetent or illegal practice.

8.1 The member shall present this PATH Intl. Code of Ethics to all staff and personnel, outlining their collective obligation to support it and address any questions or concerns pertaining to it.

8.2 The member accepts the responsibility to discuss suspect unethical behavior directly with the parties involved and, if unresolved, to report unethical, incompetent or illegal acts to PATH Intl.

The second challenge to Charity Hill Ranch’s reputation came from the man who introduced me to Chris O’Connell. The man sent me an email, stating that he had ended his relationship with the ranch. Of course, I wanted to know why and was told that she was demanding money from him. I called Chris. She explained that they had asked him to sign a boarding contract for his four horses. It would protect everyone, including him and his horses. The agreement also stated that he agreed to pay the boarding fees. He refused to sign and they asked him to move his horses. Asking him to pay for the food and shelter of his horses seemed like a logical and reasonable request. I told him to keep me out of it. Their disagrement had nothing to do with me or my project. When I refused to move Horses and Heroes from Charity Hill Ranch to the ranch he was now supporting, which just happened to be Traverse City Ranch that Chris helped create, he became abusive. He contacted our director, Larry Wilcox and told him that Charity Hill Ranch was being closed, because they were neglecting and abusing the horses. He was also very quick to point out here was another ranch available for the documentary. He also pitched his projects to Larry as alternatives to Horses and Heroes.

Shortly after, he filed abuse and neglect charges with the authorities. He made a point to tell me of his actions as if the accusation was proof of guilt. The next day Chris told me that the authorities had inspected the ranch that day and found his charges totally false. In their report, which is public record, they found the horses to be well cared for and the ranch well maintained. We were out there a week to ten days later to film footage for Horses and Heroes. Our footage proves that all the horses, including his, were well cared for. Although horses can lose weight rapidly, it takes much longer for them to gain weight.

He continued to harass me by email and telephone continued until I blocked him on Facebook and threatened to take legal action.

It took him months and a court order for him to move his horses. Common sense states that if he truly thought they were at risk, he would have immediately moved them. But he did not.

I am writing this posting because these events continue to affect both the Charity Hill Ranch and our documentary, Horses and Heroes. The ranch has lost sponsors and donations that the ranch it needs keep their programs affordable. Investors have shied away from Horses and Heroes, because of the location. I am asking that before you accept the message as truth that you look at the messenger and their motives. Ask yourself: Would an internationally known and respected organization that has been around since 1969 risk their reputation for one small ranch? Wouldn’t he have immediately removed his horses if they were in danger?

I’m asking those who read this to help both Charity Hill Ranch and our documentary Horses and Heroes. Please don’t let these two self serving people hurt those who are trying to help.

horses-and-heroes-logoPeople have asked me what we need for Horses and Heroes. What they are really asking is how would helping us benefit them. The answer is very simple. We are offering excellent opportunities to embed products/services in a family friendly documentary that will appeal to a very diverse audience, especially those who are in the military and their families. The paperwork was completed to grandfather H & H into Section 181 of the Jobs Act, which gives investors a K-1 tax deduction equal to what they invest. Our connection with the cable channels make potentially very profitable.

Horses and Heroes is a documentary, which will help military personnel and veterans find a new way to cope with the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war. Equine Therapy doesn’t not involve drugs nor lying on a couch and spilling their guts. What it does do is help them find new ways to see and react to their emotional triggers. It helps their bodies remember how it used to work. It can’t replace what was lost, but it can give them the confidence to see that they are more than the sum of their body parts.

Although any company who has a family friendly product would make an excellent sponsor, we are offering companies like USAA and New Day USA their specific target audience. Anheuser Busch, Verizon, ManTech, CSX, and Union Pacific would also greatly benefit from supporting Horses and Heroes. But we are very innovative with our placement and will be able to find ways to promote any family friendly product.

We are offering ten second acknowledging billboards at the open and close of the show as well as three thirty second show bumpers at the half hour marks. Additionally, sponsors logos in the form of banners will appear in the background, much like at sporting events. If the sponsor has promotional material, such as jackets, hats, mugs, etc, we can arrange for them to receive positive placement within the documentary. We will also be thanking the sponsor in the credits and have an active link on our website to their site.

Horses and Heroes will be formatted for cable networks, such as the Military Channel, other Discovery networks, History Channel, AMC, and A & E. We also have a foreign television distributor interested in presenting Horses and Heroes to their European networks. Our director, Larry Wilcox, has a strong connection to a distributor, who has connections with universities, colleges, and medical facilities. However, we will also be sponsoring a very limited theatrical release, which will act as fundraisers for veterans’ organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Coming Home Project, and Operation Second Chance etc. Documentaries and films, which are shown in theatres and in film festivals, receive better network leasing contracts as well as greater DVD/download sales. In addition, the expenses connected to fund raising events would be considered a donation to the non-profit group and thereby they will be tax deductible.

The package would cost approximately the same as one national ad. However, we have broken the time into five segments the three 30 second bumpers and the two the 10 second billboards to make it affordable to smaller companies.

To watch our pitch video and learn more about our team, please go to our website at!page3/cee5. If you would like to know more what we are offering sponsors and investors please contact Theresa Chaze at 231-943-3298.

Helping Veterans with PTSD


I would like your help raising awareness for a PTSD treatment that has been very effective with veterans. We are producing a documentary that will tell the personal stories of how Equine Therapy helped them find new coping skills for the physical and emotional challenges created by war.

Horses and Heroes will create a greater awareness of Animal Assisted Therapy for civilians, military personnel, veterans, and their families. The goal is to create an understanding of how and why the therapy works, thereby giving those suffering from PTSD another therapeutic option. The horses help them come home.

Currently three of our five member staff are veterans of varies branches and wars. We intend to hire as many as we can for our crew.

All funds will go toward the production costs. Will you help us reach our goal to raise awareness for Equine Therapy by helping us produce Horses and Heroes?

Would also share our campaign information with your friends, family, and connections.!page3/cee5


Animal Assisted Therapy has been extremely effective for those who are physically and emotionally challenged. It has become more widely used in cases of PTSD, especially in cases of veterans. Although almost any animal can be a healer, dogs and horses are the ones most commonly partnered with veterans. Dogs have the advantage of being accepted in both cities and rural areas. However, horses are known to better reflect the mood of the person handling them. This ability is helpful for the PSTD patient to learn how to recognize their own feelings. In this way, they learn how to retrain their mind and body reacts to stressers.

A semi-scripted documentary Horses and Heroes has hired a personable host, who has a diverse military background as well as experience working with horses. She will be chatting with the staff of Charity Hills Ranch and with some of the veterans,who have gone through the program, as they share their personal stories.

Horses and Heroes will create a greater awareness of Animal Assisted Therapy for civilians, military personnel, veterans, and their families. The the documentary will create an understanding of how and why the therapy works, thereby giving those suffering from PTSD another therapeutic option.

We are not offering any perks for the donations. Offering perks would force us to raise the extra funds to pay for them. We want to be able to use all the funds raised for development. We are also asking that you go to to donate what you can and share our information with your friends, family and on you social networking sites. If you know of someone who has the means and the will to help us, please send them our campaign with your endorsement. Every little bit helps

We are also looking for investment partners. For more information, please call Theresa Chaze at 231-943-3298

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting spiritual teacher and guardian Cassandra Lynn Cantrell on November 7, 2013 at 1 pm as we chat about how reincarnation allow people second chances.
An interfaith minister Cassandra Cantrell was ordained with the Beloved Community. She is Spiritual Peacemaker. She has an intimate connections to Crystals and was trained by Melody of the Melody Crystal Healers International organization. She also is an experienced channeler and an intuitive. She frequently speaks at various Unity churches and conferences.. Her love of life is demonstrated by her acceptance of her role as a bee guardian; however, she considers that the bee are her teachers and guardians rather than not the other way around. Recently, she started a business called Mystic Mountain Mama and the website is currently under construction.

Cantrell’s websites

Tune into on November 7,2013 at 1 pm eastern to learn more about reincarnation helps peopl heal and grow from Spiritual Guardian Cassandra Lynn Cantrell. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

The interview will be available in the archives at

” Instant Karma is going to get you.”
John Lennon
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn’t remember them. Would you want to remember? Would you want to know if it could save your life?

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller feature film with the logline love and hate survives death

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Courage isn’t the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and focus on what is truly important


So many of the new films aren’t really new at all. They are retreads, reruns, or sequels. They assault the senses with unnecessary sex and violence. Families are given the choice of animated film or those who focus on animals. As yourself how many more super hero movies do your really want to watch?

I have create a petition to prove that there is a market and a need for Never Can Say Good-bye. The goal is 20,000 signatures. Please sign our petition then share it with your friends, family, and on your social networking sites. It’ll cost you nothing but your time, but it will help us reach investors, theatre owners, and distributors.

” Instant Karma is going to get you.”
John Lennon
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn’t remember them. Would you want to remember? Would you want to know if it could save your life?

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller feature film with the logline love and hate survives death

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Courage isn’t the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and focus on what is truly important





Never Can Say Good-bye is now listed on the IMDB.

We are also looking for investors, who believe that quality films are more than big budgets or following the current trends. We are looking for those who miss the films that were based on well developed characters and plots, instead of just sex, violence, and special effects. If you don’t have characters the audience can care about, it doesn’t matter how much money you invest it or what kind of bells and whistles you use, people won’t watch.

We will be seeing the investment more as a loan to be paid back first with 30% interest. After which, the investor(s) 41% ownership In Never Can Say Good-bye LLC will give them profits for as long as there are profits from the film.

But even if you can’t invest, there is a way to help. We have an Indiegogo campaign that has some great incentives. Even if you can’t contribute, please share our message, the six degrees of separation is a wonderful thing.

” Instant Karma is going to get you.”
John Lennon
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn’t remember them. Would you want to remember? Would you want to know if it could save your life?

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller feature film with the logline love and hate survives death

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Courage isn’t the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and focus on what is truly important

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