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Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to Rescues

Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to RescuesThere’s a place in Middle Tennessee unlike most. It’s a farm with rescue animals and also children, and they compliment each other in a way that’s both educational and therapeutic.
 
At Hickory Hill Farm in Wilson County, rescue horses are utilized in a reading program with children.
 
Certain settings cultivate these young voices, and the spirit within their stories. The farm is the backdrop for how it all works.
 
“It’s very, very relaxing and calming out here,” explained Shea Hutsenpiller, Hickory Hill Rescue Director.
 
Inside the environment at the Lebanon farm, is another story waiting to be told. The kids are the characters and the horses also play a starring role.
 
“Horses have a great spirit about them and a freedom,” said Assistant Camp Director, Jenna Gibbons. “And that freedom lets children be themselves.”