Hosted by Debbie Dahmer
Guest wil be: Lois Fritz- Founder/Director of New Freedom Farm
Lois Fritz founded New Freedom Farm in 2016 out of her personal understanding of PTSD and the relief she experienced through time spent in the midst of her horses. Located on 13 level acres in Buchanan, VA; the farm is home to 19 equines, including three mares & their foals saved from slaughter, a number of mini horses & mini donkeys, a hinny and a mule. Built on faith and determination, New Freedom Farm is dedicated to helping those who have served our country along with their families.
New Freedom Farm is a safe place for veterans suffering from PTSD/TBI, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and secondary trauma. We are a 501c3 nonprofit, so we work solely off of donations and faith. However, there is no charge to veterans who wish to visit and all visitors are welcome by appointment. A contact place for anyone who thinks they will benefit from visiting New Freedom Farm Healing Humans Through Horses.
Much like the Veterans we serve, our horses have come to us following stress-filled situations. Having been abandoned to an auction circuit that often delivers them to the hands of “kill buyers”, these animals have seen their fair share of fear and trauma. Studies have shown that interacting with an animal, such as a horse, can be very helpful and calming to those suffering from PTSD.