OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Maybe it was ‘take your pony’ to work on Tuesday, but whatever the case, a certain equine BART passenger got quite a few stares and smiles from fellow riders when it boarded the East Bay Antioch line.

The white and brown ‘mini,’ as they are affectionately called, seemed oblivious to the attention it was getting, and stood quietly as several riders took its picture.

Lou, aka @rodrlou let KPIX.com use his photo. He urged his followers to retweet ‘BART Pony’ for luck, saying “BART pony deserves to be seen!”

“Made my day,” wrote one rider on Twitter.

According to another post, the mini was a service animal, “so no one got in trouble.”

“They came in at Rockridge and showed the paperwork that stated the horse is a service animal,” confirmed BART spokesperson Alicia Trost, adding “a large animal in the BART system comes with certain challenges…”

So, you see? Equine therapy is real.

Thank you ‘BART Pony,’ we all much feel better, now.

CBSSF.com writer, producer Jan Mabry is also executive producer of Bay Sunday on KPIX and host/executive producer of Black Renaissance on KBCW. She lives in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter @janmabr.