Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Miniature Therapy Horse to be Treated at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Friday, Feb. 8

Note to Reporters: This invitation is limited to media only. An RSVP is required.


Snuggles, a miniature horse who underwent eye surgery at Colorado State University in October 2008, will be at the university’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a checkup on Friday, Feb. 8.

The appointment is scheduled at 10:15 a.m. at the hospital, 330 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins. Media are required to RSVP to gain access to Snuggles and the veterinarian treating her.


Snuggles, who is 7, lost her left eye when she was a month old to an infection. Her right eye has glaucoma.

Snuggles lives in Texas with Minis and Friends South Plains. She is part of a group of miniature horses that travel across the state of Texas visiting rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s units, special-needs children centers and hospitals to bring cheer to patients through equine therapeutic healing. Although it’s unlikely that Snuggles will ever have the ability to see well, her work to help others has not been hindered by her sight.

Media interested in observing the visit must RSVP. Contact Emily Wilmsen by 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at (970) 491-2336 or