The healing power of horses has led sisters Dawn Johns Swenson and Jewel Johns Root to give birth to the region’s only accredited equine facilitated mental health care program. Dawn was a breast cancer survivor and the time she spent with a horse named Eddie was emotionally healing and stress-relieving. This experience made her and her sister to pave the way for their therapeutic program.
The sisters have named their program Flying Horse Stables and houses 10 therapy horses and five credentialed specialists. The program already has hundreds of clients which the specialists (and the sisters) help with their emotional and mental disorders.
Clients of the program have claimed that they have become a stronger person after the therapeutic sessions.