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.
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 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 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.