ARDOISE, N.S. —
The owner of a Hants County ranch says seeing people involved in a special therapeutic program graduate never ceases to inspire her.
“It’s like watching a caterpillar emerge from a cocoon into a butterfly,” said Kristy Falconer, of Serenity Acres Family Ranch in Ardoise.
Falconer purchased the property in 2017 and after taking training, began offering an equine-assisted learning (EAL) program in 2018.
Both Falconer and her husband are on their own journey to healing from post-traumatic stress disorder — her husband is a veteran, and Falconer has childhood trauma plus years of being a first responder.
“When I see kids finding healing that I wish I could have had at their age, or even adults finding healing, it’s just such a profound relief. I have so much gratitude,” she…