It's hard to imagine a happy little boy feeding horses feeling the intense grief of losing a loved one, but Logan did.
"My dad passed away, Logan's grandfather, he called him Ging Gam so he passed away suddenly a year ago," his mom, Christy, explained. She said Logan took it pretty hard.
"A friend from work told me about Mane Support and I placed a phone call and they happened to be having Group that night and so Logan and I came out and fell in love with the place," she said. "He calls it the horse farm and he loves coming here."
The horse farm is actually Mane Support.
"Mane Support is an equine-assisted grief counseling program that provides a ministry for adults and children and families who have experienced a death or who are anticipating the death of someone they know," Kim Henry said.
She founded Mane Support after her horse Yank helped her through a tough time. He's one of 10 horses at Mane support at Vera Acres Farm in Maryville.
People come there to share with others who are going through grief. They also spend time with these horses, not riding them but bonding with them.
Volunteers like Becky Gay see the impact of structured as well as informal interactions with horses.
"It's just amazing how they can help people open up and share what's really inside them, what really needs to be dealt with," Becky Gay said. "There's wonderful little equine friends here too that are just so gentle and good with the people."
Kim Henry saiis, "It's an amazing community in and of itself that continues to grow and you step back and you know it's nothing that you did, it's just because God did it that way."
An event this Saturday is a Mane Support tradition, the Hoof to Heart Fundraising Dinner, with food and auctions and gentle education.
"It's just a wonderful night filled with stories and time for everybody to get to know who we are not from us but from the people who have allowed us to be a part of their journey," she said.
It's a journey Christy appreciates.
"I miss my dad daily, I miss him every single day but it's nice to know that it's part of the grief process," she said.
As for almost 5 year old Logan...
"He's great," she said. "He's able to talk about my dad and remember the good times so he's doing really really well with it."
The Hoof to Heart Fundraising Dinner is Saturday August 24 at 5:30 at Mane Support.
2919 Davis Ford Road, Maryville, TN 37804