A hospital uses 'therapy ponies' to cheer up kids with cancer.
That hospital knows what's up. This is the third time we've had therapy ponies in hospitals visiting the sick in hopes of raising their spirits (1, 2). Because mini ponies are cute and adorable, but also helpful in taking your mind off the pain of illness. Add that to all the guide horses and you start to get why my fascination with the animals is more than a superficial thing.