Yoga with horses at sanctuary

From left, yoga participants Stancy DuHamel and Christine Walters visited with Gypsy, one of the resident horses at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, after an hour of the Yoga with the Horses program. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

DOVER PLAINS — As part of its commitment to improving the relationship between horses and people, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue (LOHR) has developed a new program, Yoga with the Horses, to provide a place where people can clear their minds and learn how to stay present with the help of the sanctuary’s horses. Those enrolled in the class did their yoga in the main barn, while the horses remained in their stables. The sights and sounds of the animals, though, lent an atmosphere of calming relaxation.

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