Petie the Pony is sure to put a smile on kids’ faces when making the rounds at Akron Children’s Hospital. Certified through the Delta Society, Petie is a miniature horse/Shetland pony that has been serving the community since 1997. This WKYC-TV report details the story behind Petie’s visits to the hospital, from the cleaning up process to the elevator ride to the widened eyes up on the units. Sadly, his handler Richard Miller passed away recently. The Children’s Hospital family will remember him always.