CN One Fire Victims Services adds Equine Therapy

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/15/2019 02:00 PM
Video Frame selected by Cherokee Phoenix
BRIGGS – Twin Pines Ranch has been selected by Cherokee Nation One Fire Victims Services to conduct Equine Therapy Classes for their clients.

The classes are funded through federal Victims of Crimes Act funds that were awarded in October 2018. The act is a federal law that provides funds in support of a variety of services and activities that assist victims of crime. Equine therapy classes are normally held more in the spring and summer months when weather conditions are more suited for riding.

One Fire cultural advocate Michelle King said by grooming and riding therapy horses, victims of domestic violence make a connection with the animals, which builds leadership, control and gives them back their self-esteem.

“While they don’t know it at the time, they are receiving therapy,” King said.

For more information, call One Fire Victims Services a 918-772-4260. For emergencies, call 1-866-458-5399.

Editor’s Note: For safety concerns, dramatizations were created so that One Fire clients were not shown in the video.

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