Benefits for People Who Have Been Severely Injured

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Benefits for People Who Have Been Severely Injured

By Heidi Clausen Special to the Leader-Telegram Leader-Telegram

RICE LAKE – Fifteen-year-old Brianna Strzok wasn’t expected to survive. The Holcombe teen was coming home from softball practice in March when she was involved in a car accident. It left the straight-A student in a month long coma with dim prospects for a full recovery. After many surgeries, she left an intensive rehabilitation unit in the Twin Cities in July, walking only minimally with a walker and having little upper body strength. She often used inappropriate communication and cried easily. She also had double vision and poor short-term memory. But Brianna loves horses, and they spurred her recovery.  Read More

Horses in the Hospital
Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses
Published on February 2, 2015
Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses visit over 45,000 adults and children each year.
NOTE: Contact Envision to arrange for a visit to a Maricopa County area hospital, hospice, school, library, group home, assisted living center, or shelter by one or more of our certified Pet Partner miniature therapy horses.

Miniature Horses Are New Type Of Therapy Animal
HooplaHa – Only Good News
Published on Jan 5, 2016

We have all heard of therapy animals such as dogs or bunnies; but what about horses? This new kind of therapy animal brings magic to whoever it visits. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. The team of tiny horses visits over 45,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, police stations, fire stations and visit with children who have experienced traumatic events.

From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, child trafficking victims in Washington D.C. and even children living in orphanages in Greece, these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.

Gentle Carousel’s award winning literacy program, Reading Is Magic, also brings real horses inside schools, at risk youth programs and libraries to inspire young readers and “bring books to life”. These ‘tiny’ heroes are bringing HUGE love to the world!


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