FROM THE 14 FREEWAY NORTH
Exit Agua Dulce Canyon Road. At bottom of the exit turn LEFT. Proceed approximately 2 miles and at the stop sign turn LEFT (will still be Agua Dulce Cyn RD). AFTER you pass through the small town, turn RIGHT in approximately 1 mile at the guard shack to enter the Agua Dulce Airport.
FROM SIERRA HWY AND SOLEDAD CANYON ROAD
Travel northeast on Sierra Hwy. In approximately 9 miles you will pass Le Chene French Restaurant. Continue to travel another 2.3 miles and turn RIGHT on Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Travel 1 mile and the Agua Dulce Airport entrance will be on your LEFT.
Tickets are Available now for our 17th Annual Heart of the West Dinner, Auction & Children's Demonstration presented by Princess Cruises. Please join us on August 24th, 2013 at 6:00pm. For more information...
For everyone familiar with the varying seasonal climates of the Santa Clarita Valley, you know that heat can be excessive and precipitation threatening. Lessons are routinely cancelled when temperatures rise above 100 degrees or when rain begins to drizzle.
In 2012, over 450 sessions were canceled due to heat or rain. A covered arena would make it possible for the ranch to serve children year-round despite inclement weather.
Learn how you can help raise the roof (literally) for the Carousel Ranch family of children, parents, staff and supporters.
34289 Rocking Horse Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390-3482
Equestrian Therapy for Disabled Children
Imagine a Teenage Girl confined to a wheelchair being lifted onto the back of a horse. For the first time in her life, she will know what it feels like to walk. Take a Blond-Haired Little Boy... who had a stroke before he was born and has limited use of his right arm and leg.
The movement of the horse causes an inherent response from the child, relaxing muscles that are tight, increasing tone in muscles that are weak
Watch him balance himself atop a chestnut mare. Could his hand be made strong enough, to hold the handlebars of a bicycle, or catch a ball, or clutch a crayon to draw a picture for his daddy? Carousel Ranch... is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing developmental therapeutic and recreational programs for disabled and disadvantaged children through horses. Established in July of 1997, this exciting concept in equestrian therapy combines vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse) and therapeutic riding (both English and Western), resulting in an exceptional goal orientated program for special needs children.
The goals and benefits are different for every child, depending on their individual needs. The movement of the horse causes an inherent response from the child, relaxing muscles that are tight, increasing tone in muscles that are weak, building balance, coordination and control, which in turn enables children to use hands and arms, sit, stand and walk.