Real Horses in the Williamson County Public Library
When a real horse walks into the hospital room of a sick child it is always a magical experience. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit charity, now with a second location in Franklin, TN. The teams of tiny horses visit over 25,000 adults and children each year who have experienced traumatic events. From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School/Newtown to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, they bring their special love where it is needed most.
Gentle Carousel's award winning literacy program Reading Is Magic brings real horses inside schools and libraries to "bring books to life." Therapy horse Magic and friends will be visiting the Williamson County Public Library (Main Library) in Franklin, TN on September 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm.
Magic was named by TIME Magazine one of History's Ten Most Heroic Animals (the only living animal on the list). She is also AARP's Most Heroic Pet in America, a Readers Digest/Americantowns Power of One Hero and was one of Newsweek/The Daily Beast's Ten Most Heroic Animals in America.