Come meet Gracie, a Clydesdale therapy horse and her owner from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2021, coming to three of our library branches!
Therapy horses can help improve anxiety, reduce depression, build self-confidence, make us healthier, and so much more. Veterinarian candidate, Kimberly Fiore, will bring therapy Clydesdale Gracie to meet you and answer your questions. Participants will be permitted to pet her and give her as much love and attention as desired, and are also allowed to bring carrots, apples, or mints to feed to her. ALL ages are welcome and encouraged. We ask that you abide by any instructions given to you by Gracie’s handler.
Gracie is one of only 5,000 Clydesdales worldwide. She weighs in at a hefty 1,400 lbs and is six years old. As a therapy horse, Gracie travels all over Florida visiting libraries, assisted living facilities, schools, and hospitals. She has visited over 1200 people!
We hope to see you there!