Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an award winning all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity celebrating 20 years of service.
Teams of tiny horses visit over 25,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with families, veterans and first responders who have experienced traumatic events. From Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, those dealing with the Charleston and Orlando shootings to child trafficking victims in Washington D.C., these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.
Gentle Carousel’s literacy program Reading Is Magic inspires young readers and “brings books to life”. The horses of Reading Is Magic work inside schools and libraries, with mentoring programs, at literacy events and at education resource centers in high crime neighborhoods with a special focus on young and at risk readers.
We provide all of our services free of charge and receive no government funding.
“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