Across the USA Veterans and Families have enjoyed and benefited from time with horses. From a playful visit to programs to care for and ride, or Equine Assisted Learning; most say it is healing as well as fun. The Manes and Tails North facility, Perfect Ponies Learning Center in Van Buren has opened gates to Veterans and families for the second year, inviting everyone to come pet a horse; visit or even plan regular sessions. Feedback from veterans has been about how calming horses are all the way to how horses (prey animals) are like vets in combat. Check it out at the next Open Horse for Vets Wed, July 16, 6-7:30 or call for a different time to visit. FMI Nancy Dumond Violette 207 868 5324 Location is 489 Main St, Van Buren.