Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses travel across the country but are based on a private farm in beautiful North Florida. Even though the therapy horses work indoors, they live very natural lives with their equine friends.
When a real horse walks into the hospital room of a sick child or a veteran it is always a magical experience. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. The teams of tiny horses visit over 45,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with children who have experienced traumatic events. From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, the victims of the Charleston church shooting and child trafficking victims in Washington D.C., these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.
Gentle Carousel's award winning literacy program Reading Is Magic also brings real horses inside schools, at risk youth programs and libraries to inspire young readers and "bring books to life".
"For a town that needs a hero, a hero is on the way." - CNN
"... Newtown's Booth Library, hosted a children's program with the horses and said the excitement surrounding the event seemed like the beginning of a return to normalcy... like a step forward after weeks of grieving." - USA TODAY
"Your compassion is a great reflection on the State of Florida."- Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
"On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I want to thank you for your willingness to give your time and expertise in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month." - Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut