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In the Tradition of Giving to the Ones We Love, February is the Month for
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Each year there are children with special needs waiting for the opportunity to improve their health and quality of life at Carousel Ranch.
We're growing to serve more children and
YOU can help us reach this goal.

Together, we can make a difference...
one very special child at a time.


 photo hearts_zpsfyahle5y.pngEvery gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 thanks to a very generous Carousel Ranch Supporter.
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Thank you for keeping our kids close to your heart this
Valentine's Day!
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Carousel Ranch
34289 Rocking Horse Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390-3482
661-268-8010
Our Horses
At Carousel Ranch we couldn't do what we do without each and every one of our horses. Each one is special in their own way and are hand chosen for each of our students. They all come in many different sizes and shapes and with their movement we are able to provide the type of therapy that we do.

Again this year...friends and supporters participated in our "adopt" a therapy horse program - sponsoring them for a one year period. A Sponsorship is $3,500 a year...covering board, shoeing and basic veterinary expenses. We thank the following donors for their continued support.

Annabelle
Annabelle
"Annabelle" - Sponsored by Jan & Rob Swartz and Bob & Margo Hudson
Annabelle became an instant favorite at the ranch. She is a beautiful Norwegian Fjord...a breed of horse, perfectly suited for this work. Like the Halflingers, her short legs and draft type body along with an amazing disposition, make her an exceptional therapy horse.







Banner
Banner
"Banner" - Sponsored by
Banner is and always will be, a favorite of so many of our children. He is small, but mighty - and always does his job to perfection. Banner has been with us since the beginning, rarely missing a day of work!







Callie
Callie
"Callie" - Sponsored by The Sandnes Family
Callie is a big, beautiful Belgian Mare, originally brought in to take some of the workload off of "Rotary". She came in ready to work, and has became a quick favorite. She has been with us for well over a year now. She is sure and steady, working with those students who are more adult sized or need an instructor sitting on the horse behind them.





Chocolate & Max
Chocolate & Max
"Chocolate" and "Max" - Sponsored by Susie Woo and Justin & Ananda Heller
Chocolate and Max are loved by everyone! There isn't a day that goes by that you don't see one of our students bathing or grooming these adorable minis. They are also perfect for teaching the children about how to care for the horses and even to lead them, without being intimidated by one of the larger horses.





Dawn
Dawn
"Dawn" - Sponsored by The SCV Rotary Club
She is big and beautiful and is an amazing addition to our team. Dawn is a dapple gray Percheron. Taking some of the load off of Callie, she is another large draft horse - perfect for those needing an instructor behind, or those that simply need a larger horse. Her charm and beauty have made her a favorite here at the ranch.






MAC
MAC
"Mac" - Sponsored by Mike & Kris Huber
Also known as "Big Mac" - he has quickly become a favorite here for many beginning riders. He was donated by neighbors and friends, Chris & Lisa Burgard - who adopted him from the Bureau of Land Management (as a wild horse). Mac is a beautiful buckskin Mustang. He is patient and kind, slow and steady...a perfect match for us!






Mijo
Mijo
"Mijo" - Sponsored by Tim & Debbie Burkart
Unlike some of our horses, Mijo had a loving home and previous career as a "movie" horse. While Mijo immediately proved that he had the right temperament for the job, it took some time and dedication to find the right combination of shoes & angles to get him moving without being sore. You can tell that he likes the attention from his riders and feels at home at the ranch. He truly seems to enjoy his second career as a therapy horse to children and doesn't appear to miss the excitement of being a "movie star".





Mo
Mo
"Mo" - Sponsored by The Riegler Family
Mo is a Halflinger, a very special horse, purchased through a grant from the City of Santa Clarita. This breed of horse is especially suited for our work and is known for its gentle disposition, sturdy draft type body and short legs. Mo is certainly all of that and more - and is not only beautiful, but loved by everyone.






Mookie
Mookie
"Mookie" - Sponsored by Bobbie Page & Ely Liu
Mookie is an adorable Icelandic Pony. His crazy "Tina Turner" style - mane, is his claim to fame. He was quick to move into lessons and is enjoying his role as our only therapy horse who is able to pull a pony cart! We are excited about his new found talent, which opens a whole new realm of possibility for some of our students.






Pac-Man
Pac-Man
"Pac-Man" - Sponsored by Earl & Patricia Bayless/Bayless Engineering
Pac-Man's even temperament and strong back, makes him the perfect candidate for so many of our riders. Pac-Man works hard during the therapy week, and is usually performs in all of our demonstrations. He is kind and solid - a first choice for many of our children.







Herbie
Herbie
Herbie the Holstein - "Wayne's Cow" Sponsored by
Jeanna, Kyle & Cassel Crawford

Now four years old Herbie bears little resemblance to the adorable veal calf adopted by Becky. Though he never quite became the "therapy steer" we had hoped for, he is loved by all and has become a mainstay here at the ranch. There isn't anyone who visits that doesn't go and spend time with Herbie.





Available for Sponsorship

Alex
Alex
"Alex"
Alex joins Rooster as one of the smallest therapy ponies. Alex works with our smallest riders, and is loved for her quick gait and fast trot! Small but mighty - Alex is one of only four mares on our team.







Earl
Earl
"Earl"
Welcome Earl!! Our very first donkey at Carousel Ranch. Donkeys are easy keepers as well as being quite intelligent, cautious, friendly, playful, and eager to learn. Since donkeys have a stronger sense of self preservation they have a reputation for being very good "watch-dogs," and that is Earl's job at the ranch, he stands guard over our mini's Max & Chocolate at night, keeping the predators away from them.





Gus
Gus
"Gus"
Though young at heart, Gus is becoming a quick favorite at the ranch. He is our 2nd Haflinger - the strong, silent type, that is especially suited for this work. Over the past year, Gus has become a very important member of the CR team - working in many of our most challenging lessons.





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