Tiny Horses from Gainesville Head to Grieving Newtown

Twenty children were killed during the Dec. 13 massacre.

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    Mourners exit St. Mary Of The Assumption Church after the funeral of Anne Marie Murphy on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Katonah, N.Y. Murphy was killed when Adam Lanza, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Lindsay Niegelberg) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Miniature horses from Florida are on their way to comfort the residents of a grieving Connecticut town.

    Debbie Garcia-Bengochea of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses says four small horses will be working with children, families and first responders in Newtown, Conn.

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    Garcia-Bengochea tells The Gainesville Sun that other organizations working in the aftermath of the Dec. 13 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School asked the Gainesville charity to join them. The horses frequently work with at-risk children and in schools, hospitals and hospice programs.

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    A Newtown horse farm is providing stalls and pastures for the horses when they're not working. They'll spend their nights in a heated horse ambulance.

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