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Heart to Heart Challenge

Mane Support wants to celebrate YOU and the Hoofs and Paws that have touched your heart! 

      Donate $10.00 through our PayPal and email your favorite healing Hoofs or Paws picture so that we can post on our website for you.

Our GOAL is 500 plus of your Heartfelt pictures by midnight, October 31st.

                           Set your own personal goal and see how many healing hearts you can celebrate!  Yank at work

On behalf of all of us at Mane Support, thank you for helping us heal more hearts!



Fall Happenings at Mane Support


Looking Through the Eyes of Hope

…a reflective lens

eyeWhen working with those who are hurting, it is necessary for caretakers and professionals to understand the importance of taking care of themselves.

Through experiential methods of equine, art, and music this workshop is designed to assist in the process of self-care and its importance for the client, counselor and  family member or friend. In addition, aspects of grief, loss and trauma will be presented with developmental levels of understanding and individualized means of communication. Take home materials will be provided at the workshop and a Professional Development Certificate is awarded after completion of the workshop.


Call the Mane Support Office at 865-233-3090 to register!

Option 1

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Mane Support, 2919 Davis Ford Rd., Maryville, TN 37804
Price: $75

Option 2

Date: October  22-23, 2016
Time: October 22, 10am-4pm; October 23, 9am-12pm
Location: Mane Support, 2919 Davis Ford Rd., Maryville, TN 37804
Price: $110

Refreshments will be provided.  Bring your lunch!

Space is limited so please register by calling the Mane Support Office at 865-233-3090!



Inspiring Young Woman Creates Scholarship Fund, and Needs Your Help!

Mane Support’s Steve Dake Scholarship Fund

….helping children and families find hope and healing

Facing physical challenges since birth, Lauren has practiced determination every day but little could prepare her for what may have been the greatest challenge of her life…the death of her beloved father, Steve Dake. Overwhelmed by grief, Lauren came to Mane Support. With the help of equine counselor, Banjo, Lauren rediscovered strength and resilience in the face of loss. Now, Lauren wants to share Mane Support with others, especially those in our community who don’t have the financial resources to get the help they want and need. The Steve Dake Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships for families in need, will help Mane Support be a place of help and healing for anyone in the community who is hurting.


Your financial gift of $300 provides counseling for two months. All proceeds go to help the children and families that Mane Support serves. We thank our supporters for their spirit of giving, and thank you Lauren, for your courage and perseverance that inspires us all. Please click the “Donate” widget on the right-hand sidebar to donate.


Come Celebrate Our Ten Year Anniversary!!!


We are honored to invite you to attend our

8th Annual Hoof to Heart Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

5:30 p.m. at Vera Acres Farm , home of Mane Support

2919 Davis Ford Road, Maryville, TN 37804

We are honored to invite you to a wonderful night filled with a live and silent auction, live music by The Backseat Delilah’s, hear moving stories from the heart of Mane Support, all while having a delicious meal! And don’t forget to say hello to our amazing staff members and the beautiful horses of Mane Support!

Tickets are $50. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the dinner (cash, check, credit cards or Paypal) or in advance by sending a check payable to Mane Support at the address above.

Mane Support provides a ministry through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced a death or who are anticipating the death of someone they know.