Gentle Carousel's award winning literacy program Reading Is Magic brings real horses inside schools, at risk youth programs, libraries and book festivals to inspire young readers and "bring books to life".
Our teams of tiny therapy horses visit over 25,000 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 our little therapy horses bring their special love where it is needed most.
Gentle Carousel is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.
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.
Named by TIME Magazine one of History's Ten Most Courageous Animals (the only living animal)
AARP's Most Heroic Pet In America
A Reader's Digest/Americantowns Hometown Hero
One of Newsweek / Daily Beast's 10 Most Heroic Animals
Magic is a 2014 Breyer Model Horse (with her buddy Hamlet)