Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses

Gentle Carousel is one of the largest equine therapy programs in the world. Teams of tiny horses visit thousands of adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with families, veterans and first responders who have experienced traumatic events.

A multiple award winning 501(c)(3), the charity is celebrating almost 25 years of service. Donate now to help bring hope and peace where it is needed most.

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WHAT KIND OF WORK DO THE THERAPY HORSES DO?

Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an award winning 501(c)(3) non-profit charity celebrating almost 25 years of service. Teams of tiny therapy horses bring their special love to thousands of adults and children each year.

The therapy horses were called in to comfort survivors and first responders of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. They helped the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, victims of the fires in Gatlinburg, TN, families in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, families and first responders after the building collapse in Surfside, FL and visit thousands of patients in children’s and veterans hospitals across the country each year.

The horses work with medical professionals in oncology units, intensive care units and with occupational, speech and physical therapists. As part of treatment teams, the horses support patients who have suffered strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations and burns.

There are many ways to support Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses… from donations to volunteering,  sponsoring the work of an individual therapy horse or purchasing a needed supply from our wish list. You and your friends can help these little heroes bring their love where it is needed most!

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THERAPY HORSE SCOUT

Scout may be the smallest horse at Gentle Carousel but he has a big attitude. Join the adventures of therapy horse Scout!

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SUPPORT THE HORSES

The therapy horses of Gentle Carousel are supported by people just like you who want to help make dreams come true.

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WHICH MINI ARE YOU?

Which miniature therapy horse are you most like?  Answer the questions on our fun Gentle Carousel quiz and find out!

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Bringing Love Where It Is Needed Most

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Our therapy horses have their own unique personalities. Read about each horse and how they are changing lives.

Aladdin

Aladdin works with adults and children in hospital or hospice care, in assisted living programs, with Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic programs at libraries, with children who have special needs and is a favorite at schools and literacy events.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace works with adults and children in hospital care and with families of first responders. She is usually called Gracie. Amazing Grace was born while the therapy horses were working in Charleston after the church tragedy there.

Anthem

Anthem is a therapy horse in training. He has been working at Ronald McDonald Houses with young patients and with adult patients at a rehab hospital. He has also made school visits and even was a good boy on a movie set.

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