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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Barn

"A barn is a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered place where life’s true priorities are clear. When you take a step back, it’s not just about horses — its about love, life, and learning." 


Lauren Davis Barker



A Life Dedicated to Service

Sgt. Bradley Currey always has the best stories of his time in the Army as an Infantryman and Military Police Officer during World War II. 

Brad has been riding at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center in the Horses to Heroes program long before I began volunteering. He is a total cowboy when it comes to riding and always eagerly awaits his horse. While riding he tells his horse leader and side walkers stories of removing weapons from the insurgents during World War II and his time in the Air Force with his brother, and how he taught French in Japan.

After his ride, Brad serenades us with his air guitar (also known as his cane) while observing the next group of horses and riders get ready for their lesson. All with a handsome smile and glimmers of his amazing strength as a G.I. Brad easily puts a smile on the faces of those around him by reminiscing of the simple days.  
In addition to his military service, Brad was a local school teacher for roughly 33 years. He proudly tells us of the generations of families he has taught.

Mr. Currey is a prime example of dedication to service. While his time in the Army and Air Force was short (approximately five years), he thrives from the life experiences, camaraderie, and discipline he encountered in the service- still to this very day. He literally lives to tell his tale to anyone open to hearing it. 

This is what Bardsley Products, Inc. is about. We want to foster a culture of Dedication to Service in all areas of our community and organization. Is there a Bradly Currey in your life or community that makes the world a better place? Or perhaps someone that you admire and inspires you to be a better person and serve those around you. 

I invite you to tell us of those that inspire you, that are an example of dedication to service. What are the characteristics that epitomize devotion to service? And how would you emulate these characteristics to better serve your community? 

Fondly,


Devon P. Sachey
Bardsley Products, Inc.



Photo: Today was another spectacular volunteer day at Hearts Theraputic! Sgt. Bradley Currey always has the best stories of his time in the Army as an Infantryman during World War II.




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Love

A child's love is pure and innocent. 
A horse's love is loyal and forgiving. 
The love between child and horse is tender devotion. 
Love with benevolence, and be loved with reverence.   

Devon Sachey
Bardsley Products, Inc.