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A Little Magic, Miniature Therapy Horses, Come to Library

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Mini therapy horse Dakota with handlersMiniature Therapy Horses Help Adults and Children

Horses welcomed into schools, hospitals, rehabs and nursing homes? It’s true, and now add libraries to the list. Children preschool to grade 5 and their families are invited to meet the mini therapy horses of A Little Magic, who bring the joy of miniature horses to those in need of a healing touch.

A Little Magic is part of Love of Little Horses, a charity that provides animal assisted activities with trained and registered minis. With their small size, miniature horses provide a non-threatening experience, especially for those in wheelchairs, seniors and children. These minis provide non-judgmental acceptance and genuine affection.

Join us Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. as their trained handlers show the unique connection between horses and humans and demonstrate the special work their organization does with children and adults. This free event will be held at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton.

Charming, smart and cute these horses are the best at therapy, but other talents are included. Observe mini Dakota as she plays basketball, shops with a grocery cart and plays the piano. These little horses perform “mini-magic” wherever they go!

To learn more about therapy animals, check out these resources, available at your local Fauquier County Public Library location.

A Dog’s Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man’s Best Friend by Bob Drury

Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for my Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything by Stefany Shaheen

Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You by Jon Katz

Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others by Kathy Diamond Davis

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern

Every Dog Has a Gift: True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope & Healing Into our Lives by Rachel McPherson

Titles for Children

Animals Helping With Healing by Ann O. Squire

Therapy Horses by Catherine Nichols

By Deborah Cosby, Branch Manager, John Marshall branch library

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