Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Horses as helpers

T Time Equine Assisted Coaching offers youth a helping hoof

A rural Hartley woman is using her four-legged friends to help local children gain trust, confidence and friendship.

Darcy Morphew founded T Time Equine Assisted Coaching this fall and has been working through the certification process. Once she gets the stamp of approval, local youth will be able to visit her farm and enjoy a variety of horse-related activities with multiple social benefits.

"Horses are special in the way they are calming and nonjudgmental," Morphew explained. "My focus is helping youth by being a good listener, teaching new things and expressing the importance of feeling goo...

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