WALNUT CREEK, Calif. —Newly released videos of Jaycee Dugard, her mom and half-sister show them preparing cookies, riding and petting horses, and Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, pleading for peace from the prying lenses of paparazzi.
The footage, parsed out Friday over several ABC shows —"Good Morning America," "20/20" and "Nightline" — is intended to give the public a guarded view of Dugard's recovery in the months after authorities discovered she had been living captive for 18 years in a hidden backyard compound near Antioch.
Dugard, 29, is shown shaking sprinkles onto cookies while chatting around a kitchen island with her mother and half-sister, Shayna Probyn, who was a baby when authorities say Phillip and Nancy Garrido abducted Jaycee off her South Lake Tahoe street in 1991, when she was 11.
The half-sisters also are seen with horses. Dugard engages in horse therapy as she recovers from what prosecutors describe as a captive state that included years of rape throughout her youth.
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Dugard also appears in a ball cap, sitting outside.
"Hi, I'm Jaycee. I want to thank you for your support and I'm doing well," she says. "It's been a long haul, but I'm getting there."
Dugard's two daughters — whom authorities say Phillip Garrido fathered — do not appear in the footage.
ABC reportedly paid a six-figure fee to license the videos. Terry Probyn acknowledged the images were an attempt to prevent media forays to track the family down at an undisclosed Bay Area locale.
"It is my desire to share our miracle with the world, but it must be done on our terms. What my family needs is privacy during our healing process," Probyn says in one outdoor shot.
According to ABC, Dugard is studying for her GED and hopes to attend college.
It is the first widely seen video footage of Dugard since her emergence Aug. 26. That is when she, the Garridos and the two girls walked into a Concord parole office, where under police questioning Phillip Garrido revealed that he had kidnapped and raped Dugard "a long, long, long time ago."
Prosecutors have charged the Garridos with 29 felony counts in Dugard's abduction and years of sexual bondage. They have pleaded not guilty and remain jailed.