Christina Dominguez’s therapy teammate is a handsome miniature horse named Big Daddy. They spend their time visiting schools and hospitals, bringing joy to everyone around them. No matter where Big Daddy goes a smile always follows.

“We were visiting with a family that spent the last few years living in and out of the hospitals. They just happened to be coming to Roseville because the doctor had another emergency procedure. The little boy was so excited to meet Big Daddy, and upon seeing his tennis shoe covered  hooves he started jumping up and down with excitement and giving Big Daddy hugs. The mother was in tears watching her son so excited. Normally their visits to the hospital are filled with needles and pills, but that day was different. It is such a great feeling sharing Big Daddy with people who need a smile.

Written by Christina Dominguez