Tiniest Horse Is An Expert At Taking Away People's Sadness
Scout was just 7 pounds when he came into the world. Most of that was heart.
And when that miniature horse grew big and strong (well, maybe not so much big), he took the weight of other's people's pain on his shoulders - as a therapy horse.
Because that's what horses at Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses have been doing for nearly two decades, many of them hailing from troubled homes themselves.
Like Gisele, who is the very picture of bliss, as she basks in the sunlight of a Greek sanctuary.
Giselle lived in isolation for the first eight years of her life, according to the organization. Just last week, she was finally rescued and taken to the Gentle Carousel's chapter in Greece.
Someday, Giselle may even repay the favor.
Gentle Carousel has been rescuing castaway horses, notably of the diminutive variety, from harsh realities around the world since its inception as an all-volunteer charity in 1996.
After rehabilitating them, the group sends the horses to connect with people who have gone through other harsh realities.
In fact, teams of tiny horses visit, on average, 45,000 people every year, including survivors of the Oklahoma tornado and children who endured the Sandy Hook massacre.
Involved in sophisticated therapy programs, the rescued horses, in a way, become the rescuers.
They may be small, but these horses pull their weight in love.
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