By Sara Barnes September 19, 2015
Animals can offer a powerful form of therapy for those who have suffered a traumatic experience. Dogs are common companions, but there’s also a lesser-known creature who makes a big impact—miniature horses. They’re tiny equines at just two-and-a-half feet tall, and they’re known for having a calm demeanor. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is a non-profit organization who works with 25 of these adorable animals, and over the past 20 years, they’ve helped thousands of people, including: survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting, victims of the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes, as well as those in nursing homes and hospices.