When you think of animal-assisted therapy, you likely think of dogs. However, miniature horses are one of the most popular therapy animals in the world, and the pint-sized horses at Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are saving lives.
“Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses ease human suffering during times of natural emergencies, violence, traumatic events and loss with the assistance of highly trained horses, volunteers and the generosity of donors. The horses also 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.” – Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses
The therapy program has an incredible team of miniature horses, including Magic, a mini who has earned many prestigious honors, including being named One of History’s 10 Most Courageous Animals in TIME Magazine for her assistance in comforting those going through unthinkable tragedy, “Therapy horse Magic brings her special love to children and adults across the country. She has helped the families and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the survivors of the Moore, OK tornadoes, the Pulse nightclub survivors in Orlando, FL, child trafficking victims in Washington, D.C and inside dozens of children’s and veterans hospitals. She represents the work of all the therapy horses of Gentle Carousel.” – Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses
Would you like to support these miniature horses? There are several ways to get involved, including donations, hosting an event to benefit the organization, sponsoring an individual therapy horse, or purchasing supplies from the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses wish list.
These little heroes are going to change the world!