February is for Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses
Community In Focus
February, 2021 - Issue #196

"Our son, Jackson, has a RARE BONE DISEASE in his hip and it's very important that he keeps up with mobility. We are so thankful for what Carousel Ranch has done, not only in the improvement of his physical health, but his mental health, as well. We have seen such an improvement in his range of motion, his pain level and emotional health. He leaves each lesson with an excitement that we haven't seen!"
Melissa & Jamie Goodman
"This has certainly been an extraordinary year," says Denise Tomey Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch. "When things started closing down last March, none of us could have imagined that we would be where we are now."
Still, despite the setbacks, Carousel Ranch has much to celebrate. "We're so proud to say that when we were able to partially return, 63 percent of our students were back on their therapy horse. It took passion and perseverance on the part of our entire staff, but we've found that there is always a way. In the weeks and months ahead, we're committed to bringing every rider back," says the longtime leader of the equestrian therapy nonprofit.
The annual "Carousel Wishes & Valentine's Kisses" campaign provides essential operating funds for the organization, which serves children and adults with special needs.

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Support Carousel Ranch & Local Businesses in February
These businesses will be making a generous donation when you order special items and/or mention Carousel Ranch.

Be Sweet to Carousel Kids

The Local Pub & Grill
Order the Charity Ale & Local Burger

Elements Massage
Enjoy enhancements or buy gift cards

Monday | February 1 to Sunday | February 7
Carousel Cake at Wolf Creek

$5 per slice goes to the Ranch

Monday | February 8 to Saturday | February 13
Nothing Bundt Cakes Val-o-Grams

Carousel Ranch will be delivering Bundtlet Valentines within the SCV from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Visit to purchase 10 or more at $10 each, smaller orders available.

"Won't you join us during this month FILLED WITH LOVE as we work together to ensure that Carousel Ranch stays strong during these challenging times - times when our students need us more than ever."
Denise Tomey Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch
Mention Carousel Ranch all day long when you place your order.

Thursday | February 4
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Thursday | February 11
The Local Pub & Grill

Thursday | February 18
Marston's Restaurant

Thursday | February 25
Salt Creek Grille

The Carousel Ranch Story
The children of Carousel Ranch represent some of our most vulnerable populations. They are kindred souls with special-need challenges that most of us will never comprehend. But their spirit is always strong - as is their determination to achieve the impossible. To witness a child's transformation touches your heart in unimaginable ways. So what makes Carousel Ranch such a magical place? Therapy lessons are disguised as fun in an atmosphere where every child can succeed. The equestrian therapy provided creates a unique and individualized program to meet each child's specific needs and goals. Technically, 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. Emotionally, there is a powerful horse-to-human bond that makes the impossible possible. While lessons have been impacted during the pandemic, operational costs remain high, as horses still require daily care. The community can help during this difficult time by supporting the annual "Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses" campaign. Together, we can make a difference... one very special child at a time. For more information, log on.

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Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch 753-5693
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