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Allison Sage and his son Elk lead a horse culture program as part of meth and suicide prevention for young people and anyone who wants to participate. Right now, healing rides have been a large part of the program due to COVID precautions.
A ride is planned for tomorrow, February 20th starting at 9:00 am. All are invited to bring their horses and join them as they ride together from Givens Road and 17 Mile to Ethete.
This program is supported by funding from organizations like the White Buffalo Recovery Center where Elk works as the Director of Suicide and Meth Prevention, noted Allison, who also has a master’s degree in social work. They also recently received a grant from the Jackson-based Molly and Wayne Hughes Foundation.
That support helps pay for things like food that they provide with every ride.
They are trying to make the rides happen every month so they are consistent.