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Dancing together

Joyful lessons from rescue horses

On any given day, on a sprawling 55-acre property that rests between the Wilson Powell Bird Sanctuary on one side and a Quaker retreat on the other, horses saved from frightening circumstances mingle with young and old, students and retirees in a multitude of innovative horse-human experiences. At Little Brook Farm, school children disembark from yellow buses that deliver them to the rural hamlet from Hudson, N.Y. Fresh-faced first-graders take their lunch far away from overhead fluorescent lights and the hum of cafeteria activity; instead, they sprawl across hay piles in the barn loft, their gleeful expressions showing their appreciation […]