Therapy Horses of 

   Gentle Carousel

Gentle Carousel's award winning literacy program Reading Is Magic  brings real horses inside schools, at risk youth programs, libraries and book festivals to inspire young readers and "bring books to life".  


    Gentle Carousel Miniature TherapY Horses Bring Their Love Where It is needed most.


Our teams of tiny therapy horses visit over 25,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, assisted living programs and with families who have experienced traumatic events.   From the children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK our little therapy horses bring their special love where it is needed most.


Gentle Carousel is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.



Therapy horses Magic and Hamlet are honored to be 2014 Breyer Model Horses. Magic is the first real horse to ever tour the famous Breyer factory.


Gentle Carousel needs your support to continue bringing the love and magic of these special therapy horses to the people who need them most.



We are an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity so your gifts are tax deductible and go directly to the care and travel expenses of the therapy horses.

HOME of HERO Therapy Horse MAGIC


Named by TIME Magazine one of History's Ten Most  Courageous Animals (the only living animal)


AARP's Most Heroic Pet In America


​A Reader's Digest/Americantowns Hometown Hero


One of Newsweek / Daily Beast's 10 Most Heroic Animals


​Magic is a 2014 Breyer Model Horse (with her buddy Hamlet)