Woman in Florida Hospital Gets Surprise Visit From Her Horse

Christine Carbonneau with her horse, Ireland. Florida Hospital Connerton Long Term Acute Care

A woman undergoing treatment at a Florida hospital for a long-lasting illness had a special visitor Monday: her horse.

Christine Carbonneau’s long time partner, Gary, arranged for her horse, Ireland, to visit her at Florida Hospital Connerton Long Term Acute Care Facility in Land O’Lakes.

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Carbonneau, 58, has had a long illness and is trying to wean off a ventilator, hospital officials said. Gary thought she seemed a little low in spirits and thought she might benefit from a visit from Ireland.

Hospital staff made arrangements for Ireland's visit and were able to get Carbonneau off the ventilator and outside so she could be reunited with her horse.