Huntington Seacliff Elementary School got a rare visit from a pair of horses Tuesday morning.
The animals, brought to the school's front gate by volunteers from Red Bucket Equine Rescue, munched on plants in the garden and lowered their heads for a dozen children to pet them.
They may have been meeting the artists whose work will help find them a new home. Red Bucket, housed since 2009 at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, recently got notice from its landlord to move out this spring, and its leaders have begun fundraising for a new location.
If Red Bucket succeeds in that regard, it may have Seacliff partially to thank. The school launched a fundraiser this week in which students' artwork will be sold for charity, and it plans to split the proceeds evenly between the horse rescue service and the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center.
"All our family, we're animal lovers," said fourth-grader Sophia Cendro, whose mother, Wendy, helped spearhead the project.