Therapy horse Valor is now a first responder with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. As part of her duties, Valor will comfort those in need during traumatic events. She will also be an "integral part of reading programs and community outreach events" with the LASD.
"Valor will serve as a ‘face’ of law enforcement and does so while upholding the Sheriff’s Department motto of “A Tradition of Service.”
- Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station- LASD
One of History's Ten Most Courageous Animals - TIME Magazine
Most Heroic Pet In America - AARP
A Reader's Digest/Americantowns Power of One Hero
2014 winner of the prestigious E.T. York Distinguished Service Award
One of the Seven Most Notable Animal Heroes in the World - UK's The Daily Mirror 2014
One of 10 Most Heroic Animals of 2010 - Newsweek / Daily Beast
Included in the book 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets - National Geographic Kids 2014
2014 Breyer Portrait Model Horse (with her therapy buddy Hamlet)
The United State Equestrian Federation Horse /Equus Foundation Horse Stars Hall of Fame - 2015
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.
Teams of tiny therapy horses visit over 35,000 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 and child trafficking victims in Washington D.C. these little horses bring their special love where it is needed most.
Gentle Carousel is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.
The Power of Magic has been released!
Packed with photos, tons of fun facts and stories about therapy horse Magic and friends, it is a book than can be enjoyed by both children and adults.