Miniature therapy horses visit patients at Park Ridge hospital

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(Advocate Lutheran General Hospital)

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - You know there's no horse play at the hospital.

That is unless it's the older adult services wing at Lutheran General in Park Ridge.

The hospital brought in miniature therapy horses Wednesday.

The horses met with patients being treated for conditions like dementia, Parkinson's, and stroke.

There were smiles, laughs, and hugs all around and even a few kisses.

If you're wondering about those fashionable shoes, the horses wear them to keep from slipping on the hospital floors.