'Gentle Carousel' therapy horses visit Newtown

Published On: Jan 03 2013 05:23:27 PM EST

When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School returned to classes Thursday, they were greeted by some very special visitors from Florida: three miniature horses specially trained as therapy animals.

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The horses joined some therapy dogs welcoming the children as they returned to school for the first time since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 classmates, five adults and their principal.

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