Healing hooves

A Savonburg family is eager to tout the therapeutic power of animals through "Healing Hooves." The collaboration with the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center is geared to offer therapy to visitors to the rural Savonburg farm.

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May 15, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Kelli Beggs works with two of her donkeys on her farm in rural Savonburg. Beggs is set to launch “Healing Hooves” in partnership with the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

In difficult times, we all could use a moment of peace, a project that induces comfort, an encounter that brings us joy.

For Kelli Beggs, one source of those therapeutic moments are her farm animals: miniature donkeys, miniature zebu, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits and more.

“Animals are just great for kids,” Beggs explained.

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