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'Handi-Riders' need help paying bills for mini horses, used for special needs kids

The following contains content that’s just “too” cute! Viewer discretion is advised and we're talking about the miniature horses at Handi-Riders Ranch in Oroville.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2018 5:32 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 10:01 PM

OROVILLE - The following contains content that’s just “too” cute! Viewer discretion is advised and we're talking about the miniature horses at Handi-Riders Ranch in Oroville.

Meet Bella and Lily, Bella on the left and her mom on the right.

This mother-daughter duo meets special needs kids and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bella was born four months ago and had complications at birth so the ranch would love an extra hand in paying for her medical bills.

A rancher we spoke to says that when kids come to the ranch their hearts grow.

“I had a friend stop by recently he stopped and stood and looked at these kids that come out here and the smiles on their faces, the kids they just uh they connect,” said Dave Searles.

These pinto-miniature horses meet with kids during the winter on Saturdays and as well as the summer.

The ranch is always looking for volunteers so if you would like to volunteer or donate go click on the link here.

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