(WBIR-Maryville) When you lose a loved one you deal with grief in your own way. It can be tough.

A place in Maryville uses horses to help people heal.

Mane Support encourages relationships between horses and people in an equine assisted grief counseling program.

Kim Henry is the the founder of the program at Vera Acres Farm.

She said, "We provide a service to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced a death or anticipate a death or have experienced other types of trauma associated with that."

Mane Support is a non-profit that relies on donations. The organizations hosts a celebration dinner every year to raise money.

She said, "Rothschild's caters, silent auction, live auction, music, and it's a family event."

Guests can also interact with the therapy horses.

"Hoof to Heart" is a fundraiser this Saturday at 5:30 at the Mane Support facility at Vera Acres Farm in Maryville . You can buy tickets ahead of time or at the door.

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