Carousel Ranch - Equestrian Therapy for children with special needs
In the Tradition of Giving to the Ones We Love, February is the Month for
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.
Every gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 thanks to a very generous Carousel Ranch Supporter.
Thank you for keeping our kids close to your heart this
34289 Rocking Horse Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390-3482
Equestrian Therapy for children with special needs
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.