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August 29, 2015
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Directions to Carousel Ranch
Located on Sierra Highway approximately 11 miles off the 14 freeway


From the 14 Freeway North (towards Palmdale)
Exit at Sierra Hwy. Turn right at the light. Head North up Sierra Highway - passing Sand Canyon and Vasquez Canyon continuing another 6+ miles up Sierra Highway. You will pass Le Chene (the stone French Restaurant on you left) and will come to Mint Canyon on your left (1 mile past Le Chene) which is small fork in the road. You will see George's Tractor Service on the right side and as you look left, you will see the paved fork in the road. Veer left onto Mint Canyon. Turn left onto Rocking Horse Road which dead ends into the property.

From the 14 Freeway South (from Palmdale)
Exit on Red Rover Mine/Sierra Highway (exit 22) and make a left at the stop sign. Yield to the right onto Sierra Highway. Continue approximately 6 miles. You will pass Agua Dulce Vineyards and Agua Dulce Canyon Road - you will come to a fork off to your right, which is Mint Canyon. Veer to the right onto Mint Canyon and continue staying to the left (NOT veering right onto Peterson). Turn right onto Rocking Horse Road which dead ends into the property.

To fully enjoy the ranch experience (including a bit of dust and dirt), we suggest that you wear closed toed shoes without heels. Casual western attire suggested.
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Carousel Ranch
34289 Rocking Horse Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390-3482
661-268-8010

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.