At Carousel Ranch, equestrian therapy takes our students into a new, unexplored world, and provides a sense of independence and freedom that defies their disability. Exercises performed on the back of the horse challenge our riders in ways that they have seldom been challenged before.
Ready To Work!
This program prepares young adults with special needs for what's next after high school. Combining a classroom curriculum with real work experiences is what makes RTW! unique.
In July of 1997, Carousel Ranch was started by Becky Graham and Denise Redmond. The program began with one student and one horse in Becky’s neighbor’s backyard. Sometimes it is hard to believe that so much has happened over 25 years, and today the Ranch is so much more than we ever dared to dream.
CAROUSEL RANCH STORIES
Written by Rick Delia, Cody’s dad & former Carousel Ranch Board President
I think back to the end of 1998 / beginning of 1999. I believe that was the time frame when Cody started. He was such a little guy at the time. We were right at the beginning stages of understanding what we needed to do to help him start to succeed. We were dealing with doctors and specialists and therapists and grandparents and...the list goes on. About...more
Carri Wagner (Chase's mom)
Chase is six years old, diagnosed with autism and rides on Saturday mornings. These words from his mom say so much about some of the ways that he benefits from his time at Carousel Ranch...
Jimmy recently completed the Ready to Work! program and we couldn't be more proud of him!
In the words of his mom...