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Heather Taylor

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Review for The Big Purple Barn, Inc, Bowie, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Some of the residents of The Big Purple Barn include a one-eyed Morgan named Justin, a high spirited thoroughbred rescued from the track, Nadyia, a very opinionated pony named Taz who runs the entire show and at least a dozen more rescue horses who have special needs.

The Big Purple Barn is a family run equine rescue center who gives previously neglected or abused horses a forever home. Each horse requires a special diet, medicine, and care along with basic needs of hay, farrier and vet visits. What theses horses give in return for their care is priceless. Each horse has a special gift and talent. Some like the appaloosa pony Sydney win ribbons with neighborhood kids as they participate in local horse shows. Others like Harry, take care of their special needs rider or Nova who gives a young person wonderful memories and friendships after a week of summer camp (Nova loves to be fussed over, bedazzled, etc). Still others will bond with someone one on one, touching their heart, making them laugh, and giving them confidence and attention they can't get elsewhere.

The Big Purple Barn is an education center. Tara Guevara and her mother Barbara Wahle along with other family members take care of the horses every need morning, noon and night. They regularly open the barn to the public to teach about the special needs of their horses, train volunteers on how to take care of the horses and attend public events to further their mission. Taz, often the ambassador is quite good at winning over hearts and minds. If you visit the Big Purple Barn, I can guarantee one or more of the horses there will capture your heart as well.

I encourage the public to support the Big Purple Barn so these beautiful horses who give so much, can live a good life and continue to touch the hearts and minds of others.

Heather Taylor, Epona Approved Instructor

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for Maryland Womens Heritage Center And Museum Inc, Baltimore, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The women of the MWHC walk the talk of their mission. They were some of the most supportive and collaborative women that I dealt with as I searched for ways to get the word out about my documentary Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air derby. They sprung into action and created a screening for the film at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt.

It was with a sense of true community that the women brought me into their folds and shared the mission of celebrating inspiring stories of women. I can not say enough about how well I was treated, how their passion blended with mine over our mutual goals and how we were able to move actions forward together, while maintaining respect and having fun along the way.

Heather Taylor, Executive Producer
"Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby"

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served

Review for Docs In Progress, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have worked with DIP for several years now as they helped me with my feature doc, Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby. Erica knows how much of one's self goes into making a film as she invests all of her self in DIP & supporting the DIP community. Not only are the services DIP provides helpful, from consulting to workshops to networking, but my experience has been that the people attracted to the workshops and events are all supportive, curious and interested in helping one another. It is wonderful to have a community to share ideas with and commiserate regarding experiences, heartbreak, successes and more. As the organization grows, I have seen the opportunities to expand knowledge and gain experience grow as well. At first it did seem to cater more to the novice but now, even seasoned filmmakers can get value as the industry is changing daily so it helps to talk to others about their experiences.

If you would like to find a supportive community while navigating the various avenues in telling your story via film, I highly recommend getting involved with DIP.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served