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Therapy Horses Playing Role in Newtown's Healing

Miniature horses from Florida-based Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are reportedly visiting families of victims and town schools as part of a special psychotherapy program.

 

Therapy horses are reportedly playing a role in helping the Newtown community heal following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School.

According to a report in the CT Post, miniature horses from Florida-based Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are visiting families of victims and town schools as part of a special psychotherapy program.

Some of the victims in the school shooting, including student Katherine Hubbard, were riders, according to the report. As such the area horse community wanted to share the animals with those affected by the tragedy.

For more check out the CT Post report.

Correction: An earlier edition of this story reported horses from Zoar Ridge Stable were involved in this program. According to a representative of Zoar Ridge, the stable is not involved.

Annette Sullivan January 07, 2013 at 04:37 PM
There are errors in this article We at Zoar Ridge applaud this wonderful program, but the article is misleading, we are not visiting families. This program is brought to Newtown by The Ridge Equestrian Center, and their community.
pam ghaster January 07, 2013 at 04:38 PM
A wonderful story about the companionship of animals and people. It has been know forever that animals have a healing power...........I for one often times like animal better than people. I wish my community Rocky River, Ohio would learn a lesson from Newton............. pam ghaster

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