Stonington’s Terra Firma Farm helps kids feel comfortable around animals

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STONINGTON --  Sometimes small kids are afraid of animals.  That's why Terra Firma Farm in Stonington hosts the Mini Riders Program.

terrafirmaThe 45 minute "Mommy & Me" class allows kids to ride and care for miniature horses who are not overwhelming to the 1 through 5 year olds.

Kids also learn respect, compassion and responsibility for animals.  They leave the farm with a huge sense of self-confidence.

Horse program director Kelly Adams is a lifetime horse lover and mother of two. She shares her passion with kids and is dedicated to showing them all aspects of farm life.

"It's to allow the kids to come learn about farm, how animals should be treated properly, where your food comes from," Adams said.