Since our inception in November of 2009, the miniature horses have visited elementary schools, participated in presentations at summer library programs, made regular visits to various elder care facilities, as well as visited other facilities around Salida and Leadville. Visitors to our on site facility have a chance to participate in equine guided interactions and equine assisted learning within a supervised environment. They can correspond with the horses by leading, brushing, going through an agility course, driving miniature-drawn carts, or enjoying the serenity of the quarter-mile "Mini-Trail". Mini-Blessings has been blessed to have such kind spirited horses to work with a number of special needs children and their physical, or occupational therapists. The results have been miraculous and feed our mission! We have also been working with the Buena Vista School District and the Boys and Girls Club, offering equine assisted learning to elementary and middle school students; and are now happy to announce a new program for preschoolers as well. We have been very fortunate to have high school students from Chaffee County High School serve as mentors for the younger students visiting Mini-Blessings.