Calming interaction

Registered nurse Lyndsey Reimer of Concord, left, and EMT Robyn Cushing of New Boston pet Lila at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center during a session for health care professionals and first responders in Goffstown.

T he past year has been tough on everyone, but for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s been especially exhausting, both physically and emotionally.

Now the gentle horses and ponies at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Goffstown are doing their best to care for those who have been taking care of the rest of us.

Reaching out

Kristen McGraw, at right, of UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center introduces frontline workers with horses during a Caring Connections session in Goffstown.

Meet Sadie

Emergency medical technician Robyn Cushing of New Boston pets Sadie at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center during a Caring Connections session for health care professionals and first responders in Goffstown.

Sharing the love

Registered nurse Lyndsey Reimer of Concord gives Lila some attention during their Caring Connections session.

UpReach resident

Registered nurse Lyndsey Reimer of Concord grooms Sadie at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center.