Merciful Minis Provide a Little Holiday Merriment

                              Smith Crossing, December 18, 2019IMG_0287

The Mercifuls were thrilled to have a special guest join them during their visit to Smith Crossing in Orland Park, IL.! Mrs. Santa Claus took the afternoon off from baking Christmas cookies to join the Merciful Mini Team as they visited a very enthusiastic congregation of seniors eager for a repeat visit from the very furry little mini horses.

One senior in particular couldn’t get enough of her time with the minis, remembering youthful days of riding her own horse at her family’s farm.

The minis visited each senior giving all the opportunity to rub the manes or pet the soft noses of the young therapy horses.

We were so grateful to have the help of our skilled handlers, taking time out of their busy holiday schedules to assist making sure that the visit runs smoothly, questions are addressed, photos are taken, and the horses safely get on and off the trailer during cold, sometimes snowy conditions.

We are also grateful for volunteers who come to the barn during the week to help exercise and groom the minis, necessary to maintain the wellness of each animal.

When it was time to leave Smith Crossing we said our good byes, making sure that we wished all

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          Joy, Good Health, Peace

      And a very Happy New Year!

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