Tiny hooves click across the tile floor as Dolly, Mazy and Buddy arrive for their monthly visit to the Fountain Hills library. Guests hear the sound and smiles appear on the faces of those eagerly awaiting their arrival. The first name is called on the signup sheet and Mini Tales is in session.

Terry Holmes-Stecyk is the founder of Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Scottsdale. Holmes-Stecyk was inspired by her previous volunteer activities with miniature horse organizations and rescues, organizing this miniature horse outreach to enrich the lives of children and adults.