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Corralling children’s grief

Equine therapy near Grand Junction helps kids heal
Lyza Contreras, 7, has a moment with one of the horses at HopeWest’s equine therapy session at a farm north of Grand Junction.
Lyza Contreras, 7, right, hugs a paint horse as her sister Mia, 9, center, and another child (whose name was not released) interact with the horse during HopeWest’s equine therapy at Joe Bremer’s farm north of Grand Junction. Last year the program – which is based on the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association’s program for grief therapy – helped 41 children who experienced loss.

Corralling children’s grief

Lyza Contreras, 7, has a moment with one of the horses at HopeWest’s equine therapy session at a farm north of Grand Junction.
Lyza Contreras, 7, right, hugs a paint horse as her sister Mia, 9, center, and another child (whose name was not released) interact with the horse during HopeWest’s equine therapy at Joe Bremer’s farm north of Grand Junction. Last year the program – which is based on the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association’s program for grief therapy – helped 41 children who experienced loss.
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