FERRIER FILES: Tennesseans ride horses for crime victim support


One of Tennessee's most effective crime victim's support groups is holding a major fundraiser on Saturday.

Tennessee Voices for Victims is hosting a trail ride at Warner park at 9:30 a.m.

"We are all here for different reasons, but we all are here for each other," Gail Chilton said.

The non profit has done more than just support victims. It has changed several laws in Tennessee regarding victim's rights.

Many people credit Executive Director Verna Wyatt with being the voice for victims statewide. Almost by coincidence horseback riding is considered a wonderful therapy for victims.

"I really was struggling," said Beth Lowry, a domestic violence victim. "Spending time with a horse can really calm you down and help get you to a healthier place."

The trail ride is $25 dollars and includes lunch and door prizes. It begins at the horse barn near the park's Iroquois entrance.

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