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Healing Hooves to benefit grieving kids, teenagers




Hospice of the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Riding for HOPE will join together from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 26, to offer a new bereavement service, Healing Hooves. The program will use horses to help facilitate the grieving process in children and teenagers from ages 7 to 17 years old who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Healing Hooves is a one-day retreat that will combine Hospice bereavement counselors, NARHA certified equine specialists, and horses to assist children with the healing process and help promote healthy coping skills. Participants will be taught strategies to express their grief, reduce stress and isolation, and connect with others who have lost a loved one.

The event will take place at the Central Kentucky Riding for HOPE facilities at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. A screening and application process is required. The application deadline is July 18, and the cost is $30 per child or $35 for a family. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Brandy Hamby at (800) 876- 6005.


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