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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue opens facilities to at-risk youth

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Running from Saturday, June 1, through Thursday, Aug. 29, six youths from the Juvenile Risk Intervention Services Coordination (J-RISC) program met at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains, where they engaged in a combination of hands-on exercises with the sanctuary’s horses and homework assignments designed to build skills and empathy. Photo submitted

DOVER PLAINS — Beyond providing a sanctuary for horses and dedicating its facilities to educating the community and strengthening the relationship between horses and people, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains opened its facilities this past summer to help six participants from the Juvenile Risk Intervention Services Coordination (J-RISC) program build skills in communication, leadership, empathy and compassion through the EquiNorth Equine Assisted Youth Development Program. 

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