HEALING HORSESHOES: Rolling Meadows Farm, a nonprofit in West Newbury that helps save horses from slaughter, is now setting its sights on opening a therapeutic equestrian program for children with autism.
Through the program, farms from throughout the state are asked to donate used horseshoes. After gathering the horseshoes, Rolling Meadows sends them to local schools and churches, where children paint and decorate them.
The finished horseshoes are then brought to Salon Bogart in Manchester-by-the-Sea and The Boardroom Café at the Cummings Center in Beverly, where they are sold for between $10 and $15. All proceeds benefit Rolling Meadows Farm.