Mini horses come to the aid of mourners in Newtown
Miniature horses from Florida’s Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are headed to Connecticut to work with those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. The horses will rely on donated transportation and accommodations during their stay in Newtown, where they will visit children, families, and emergency personnel.
“They said they wanted their children to have dreams of minis and not monsters,” said organization founder Debbie Garcia-Bengochea.
Among the group of four tiny helpers is Magic, who has won awards from Time magazine, AARP, and others for the effects her comforting presence has had on the sick and elderly. Therapy animals have been shown to provide physical and emotional stress relief to those coping with trauma.