Mini Horse Mighty Hope

How a Herd of Miniature Horses Provides Comfort and Healing!

Illness and trauma touch us all. Into the uncertainty and pain trots a herd of tiny horses, bringing a smile, a laugh, a chance to heal.

Mini Horse, Mighty Hope introduces you to Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, one of the largest equine therapy programs in the world. You’ll experience moments of comfort, hope, healing, and even miracles as you follow these spirited mini horses on visits to children’s and veterans’ hospitals, victims of natural disasters, survivors of and first responders to mass shootings, and more. Along the way, you’ll also get to know the founder of Gentle Carousel as she shares how the love of these marvelous little creatures has helped her navigate her own struggles and challenges.

Perfect for animal lovers, people who enjoy true stories of healing, and anyone who has undergone trials and longs for hope.

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Illness and trauma touch us all. Into the uncertainty and pain trots herd of tiny horses, bringing a smile, a laugh, and a chance to heal!

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The Horses

Wakanda

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

Toby

Toby works with adults and children in hospital care. He also visits families who have experienced traumatic events.

Takoda

Takoda works with children in hospital care and with children who have special needs. He has traveled to many states including Texas to volunteer at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.

Sweetheart

Sweetheart works with adults and children in hospital care with a big place in her heart for children in Tennessee hospitals. She also works with young and at-risk readers.

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About the Author

Debbie Garcia-Bengochea is cofounder with her husband, Jorge, of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, a ministry of love that brings hope and healing to those who have undergone traumatic events or are struggling with sickness, hardship, anxiety, and more. The charity’s miniature horses interact with an estimated 25,000 people all over the country each year, including the survivors of and first responders to mass shootings at Newtown, Connecticut; Charleston, South Carolina; and Orlando, Florida. One of their horses was named one of history’s 10 most courageous animals by Time magazine and declared the Most Heroic Pet in America by AARP. Debbie and Jorge live in Florida. Learn more about the therapy horses at www.gentlecarouseltherapyhorses.com.

Peggy Frezon is a contributing editor of All Creatures magazine and the author of five books about the human-animal bond. A regular contributor to Guideposts magazine, Peggy also contributes to the annual All God’s Creatures Devotional for Animal Lovers, and her stories can be found in dozens of Chicken Soup for the Soul books and other anthologies. Peggy and her husband rescue senior golden retrievers and work together on therapy dog teams. Learn more at www.peggyfrezon.com.

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