Lucky Orphans horse farm provides rescue for horses and therapy for adults

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue is not like other farms: Founded in 2008, it is now home to 52 rescued horses, who will remain there for the rest of their lives. These horses, of all ages and sizes, have experienced terrible conditions like abuse, neglect, starvation and abandonment.

And thanks to the farm in Dover Plains, New York, the horses help people dealing with similar emotional issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, substance abuse and trauma.

“By coming out to the farm and working with the horses, they force you to be in the moment,” said owner and founder Deanna Mancuso. “They force you to be in that relationship.” In doing so, they help people feel better.

This farm is rescuing horses and people every day

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Mancuso learned how powerful a relationship with a horse can be when her grandfather, who struggled with alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence and PTSD following the Korean War, introduced her to horseback…

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