Brooke Pfieffer and her mom, Jenny, brought Brooke's pet to school last week.
Gypsy isn't your ordinary dog or guinea pig.
And all the second graders at Conowingo Elementary got to meet Gypsy, a two-year-old American miniature therapy horse.
The purpose was to teach children about therapy animals.
Conowingo will soon be hosting therapy pets for reading and other programs. This introduction taught them how to behave around therapy animals which serve in hospitals and schools.
Jenny Pfieffer also taught the students the difference between a service animal, one that helps someone who is blind or diabetic, versus a therapy animal which provides comfort and education. She read a story about therapy horses and Brooke showed off her pet.
Brooke Pfieffer said that Gypsy does visit her in her bedroom but she doesn't sleep there. She sleeps in the family's barn.