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Mini Horse, Mighty Hope: How a Herd of Miniature Horses Provides Comfort and Healing

Mini Horse, Mighty Hope: How a Herd of Miniature Horses Provides Comfort and Healing

by Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, Peggy Frezon (With)

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Overview

Illness and trauma touch us all. Into the uncertainty and pain trots a herd of tiny horses, bringing a smile, a laugh, a chance to heal.

Mini Horse, Mighty Hope introduces you to Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, one of the largest equine therapy programs in the world. You'll experience moments of comfort, hope, healing, and even miracles as you follow these spirited mini horses on visits to children's and veterans' hospitals, victims of natural disasters, survivors of and first responders to mass shootings, and more. Along the way, you'll also get to know the founder of Gentle Carousel as she shares how the love of these marvelous little creatures has helped her navigate her own struggles and challenges.

Perfect for animal lovers, people who enjoy true stories of healing, and anyone who has undergone trials and longs for hope.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800739461
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 455,571
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Debbie Garcia-Bengochea is a bestselling author and award-winning commercial artist and photographer, as well as cofounder with her husband, Jorge, of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The charity's miniature horses interact with an estimated 25,000 people all over the country each year, including survivors, first responders, and more. One of their horses was named one of history's ten most heroic animals by Time magazine and declared the Most Heroic Pet in America by AARP. Debbie and Jorge live in Florida. Learn more about the therapy horses at www.gentlecarouseltherapyhorses.com.

Peggy Frezon is a contributing editor of All Creatures magazine and the author of books about the human-animal bond. A regular contributor to Guideposts magazine, Peggy also contributes to the annual All God's Creatures Daily Devotions for Animal Lovers, and her stories can be found in dozens of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Peggy and her husband rescue senior golden retrievers and volunteer doing therapy dog work. Learn more at www.peggyfrezon.com.

Table of Contents

1 "She watches through the window." 9

2 "When things get really bad, you've got to get really calm." 17

3 "He needed a home." 25

4 "Your horses smell like flowers." 33

Meet the Horses 39

5 "Shake it off." 55

6 "We see little miracles all the time." 67

7 "I was there." 79

8 "They can tolerate things, but they shouldn't have to." 91

9 "They're part of the herd." 101

10 "You can't change everything, but you can change something." 111

11 "I hope you dance." 119

12 "We'll always have this day." 127

13 "In the worst of times, we see the best in people." 137

14 "It's the real Jorge!" 143

15 "Follow your heart." 149

16 "Everyone can make a difference." 159

17 "All we wanted were the ponies." 167

18 "You bring books to life." 173

19 "Don't forget to have fun." 183

20 "There's a pony on the phone." 189

21 "We're all so different, but so much alike." 199

Frequently Asked Questions 209

Magic the Hero Horse's Awards 213

Acknowledgments 215

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