After surviving December's horrific school shooting, Sandy Hook's students have been comforted by therapy dogs -- and now are getting some healing care from miniature horses.

Therapy horses travel to Newtown(Photo: Courtesy of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses)

The animals, about the size of large golden retrievers, are from Florida-based charity Gentle Carousel and traveled to Connecticut at the request of some of Newtown's residents.

"There are some calls you just can't say no to," said Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, Gentle Carousel's director of education. "So we said yes and figured out how to make it happen."

Photo: Courtesy of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses