Nine-year-old Ethan Vaughn embraces Bear, an Irish Draught horse, during the grand opening for Valvoline Instant Oil Change Wednesday morning off Allison Lane in Jeffersonville. Valvoline will donate some of the day's proceeds to Opening Gates, a local nonprofit equine therapy program at Hunters Brook Farm in Jeffersonville. Vaughn worked with Bear for 12 weeks to help treat his ADHD. Bear's naturally stubborn behavior helped Vaughn improve his patience and impulse control.
Staff photo by Tyler Stewart