Category Archives: library

Why a Full-Sized Horse in a Library?

When I am asked about our program, I explain that we promote literacy (the obvious answer), but also that we are promoting empathy and respect for life, in hopes of making the world a better place.  I don’t usually explain … Continue reading

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How Does a Horse Celebrate His Birthday? At the Library!

It all started something like this!  Then, 20 years later, Clifford did an appearance at Roscommon MI County Library. We were swarmed at the door!  It was a Birthday Bash to remember! Clifford got a horse-sized birthday card! What horse … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Rich….

Clifford was invited back to Cedarville Library to co-host a clown’s appearance on June 18, 2012. These ladies had a lot of fun with him, being kindred spirits and all.  They even let him keep the glasses! We had a … Continue reading

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Your Nephew is a Horse?

Amanda loves her “nephew”, Clifford! Here’s a snap of my sister Amanda with her “nephew”, Clifford, taken during his Christmas visit to Lakeview Lutheran Manor assisted living center in Cadillac, Michigan. Clifford put on a little show for the residents … Continue reading

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Our Big Intro

  Clifford introduced hundreds of kids to the Morgan Horse when we announced our summer reading program on Monday June 5, 2011 in Grayling Michigan. We appeared at the Grayling Library the following Saturday with our program, “Horse Tales Around … Continue reading

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A (Kind of) Old Horse, a (Kind of) New Idea

Clifford greeting kids at West Branch Library, summer 2011.  Tape on the floor is a boundary for kids so nobody gets accidentally stepped on! Clifford goes to every child in the front row. Those who shrink away he will pass … Continue reading

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Horse Books

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sometimes it feels like winter is never going to end.  For a horse owner, it offers cold-weather challenges such as snow drifts, frozen water tanks and temps well below zero.  This season, the brave stewards of … Continue reading

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