Making A Difference: Teens offered 'equine therapy'
HOLLIS (WGME) - Struggling teens are making new friends on a Hollis farm that is making a difference.
The unique program at Lily Brook Farm is tackling teen substance abuse.
Teens from the Day One Residential Treatment Program in Buxton are offered "equine therapy."
The teens in the program say building a relationship with their horse helps with their confidence, self-esteem and sense of responsibility.
It also helps with emotions.
"And really 100 percent across the board I see these kids calm down when they're with the horse and so they're learning how to do that, better, out in the world," Owner Nina Fuller said.
In the past three years, ten teens ages 14-18 have gone through the program.
Lily Brook Farm is a non-profit organization, relying on donations.
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