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Elephants, Zebras and READING IS MAGIC, Oh My

Magic Horses Poem

Magical Moments Fashion Show

The Magic of Horses 2009 Fundraiser

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Becoming a Therapy Horse or READING IS MAGIC Horse

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RAINBOW

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   Introducing   CHAPS

MUSIC

CIRCUS

SPARKLE

FLAME

ECLIPSE

STARLIGHT

MILKY WAY

WHISTLE

FEATHER

SCOOTER

HOLLYWOOD

MOONBEAM

STARDUST

DREAMER

FIREFLY

RAIN DANCE

STORMY

PRINCESS

LACE

BLAZING STAR

SPLASH

CANDY

SUMMER

MELODY

SHADOW

HOPE

ROCKET

SILVER

MAGIC MAN'S ON DEMAND

Contact Us

Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible. Help bring books to life for children.

Gentle Carousel Inc.

P.O. Box 1672

High Springs, FL  32655

Phone: 352-226-9009

ReadingIsMagic1@gmail.com

    Magic selected Most Heroic Pet In America. See her in AARP the Magazine.

Gentle Carousel in Woman's World magazine.

Gentle Carousel was selected a charity partner in Disney's 2010 volunteer program "Give a Day. Get a Day."

 

    What an honor and thrill to have Gentle Carousel's Sundance as a riveting character in JASON AND ELIHU.-Shelley Fraser Mickle

"Your Reading Is Magic program and volunteers are heroes every time they walk into a school or library.  Using little miniature horses to inspire young children to read is most creative.  Congratulations on your wonderful charity, spirit and service to your community."

- Bill Bennett " Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett

 

"Reading Is Magic!

Every child you inspire to read is a life forever changed. Thank you for that and for bringing books to life...

...Reading is magic. It can take you from outer space to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Either way, the journey is magical.

 ...Wow.  Love those little horses... Great job you're doing.  I'm proud of you." 

-Homer Hickam

  "To Magic and Gentle Carousel,  Thank you for all of your work.  Helping children read is the greatest magic of all,,,"

- James Gurney,

Best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series.  Thank you for the original artwork you created for Reading Is Magic.

 

Canine movie star Benji working with Magic.

"What they are doing is just so incredible.  They are making a difference. These people are the real deal.  They are down there in the trenches doing it."

 -Joe Camp

  Film writer, producer, director, bestselling author and man behind canine superstar Benji.

"What 'Reading Is Magic' does for kids by going into schools and igniting excitement for reading a story is beyond compare.  Keep the hoofbeats going."

Carl Joseph, Author of SOME CALLED ME

"Magic and Gentle Carousel,

  Inspiring children to read is magical.You are making a difference!"

 Chris Soentpiet - Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator

Presenting a library with one of the signed posters donated by Christ Soentpiet to Reading Is Magic.

Reading Is Magic on television.

"...Thank you for all the work you do.

...Reading is Magic!"

- Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winner

  

Author Jessica Burkhart and Magic.

Gentle Carousel,

...Always follow your dreams.  Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.  Stay positive and stay strong.  You have the ability to make amazing things happen!" Love, Jessica Burkhart 

Author of the Canterwood Crest book series

"Keep up the wonderful work you do...   

Best, Jon " Jon Provost - Appeared as Timmy Martin on Lassie

Magic appearing on The Ilene Silverman Show.

 

"To Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic,

You are making magic everyday with each child you help..."

- Dianne Ochiltree

Magic with four-time Olympian and ten-time US Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, Karen O'Connor.

Life in the Galloping Lane, O'Connor

 

Magic with  David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist.

"To Magic and Gentle Carousel-

 You have a wonderful program. Thank you for bringing joy to children... Keep reading! It is magic!"

-Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of over 50 children's books.

 

"Reading Is Magic,

Thank you for helping children learn to read...

- Michael Storrings"

 

Strebor Demandtastic

 AMHA/AMHR Black Overo with Two Blue Eyes

Double for Magic

 

Baby Photos of Music

 

Music is the son of:

LTD Magic Mans On Demand

27" Jet Black Frame Overo with Two Blue Eyes

 

 

Music is the grandson of:

Magic Man of LTDS

19 Times National and Reserve National Champion

 National Grand Champion Producer

 19 National and Reserve National Titles, in 3 registries by winning the Country Pleasure Driving, Versatility, Hunter, Halter, Get of Sire, Ideal Pinto Driving and Multi-Color Classes.  To date, he and his get have earned over 140 National/Reserve National Titles and hundreds of Top Tens.


Music's Pedigree

Sire

LTDS MAGIC MANS ON DEMAND

27.5 "  AMHA/AMHR Jet Black Frame Overo with 2 Blue Eyes

 

Sire

MAGIC MAN OF LTDS

1990 32.50" Black Roan Rabicano Medicine hat Frame Overo Pinto Pinto

19 Times National and Reserve National Champion

 National Grand Champion Producer

 19 National and Reserve National Titles, in 3 registries by winning the Country Pleasure Driving, Versatility, Hunter, Halter, Get of Sire, Ideal Pinto Driving and Multi-Color Classes.  To date, he and his get have earned over 140 National/Reserve National Titles and hundreds of Top Tens.
 

Sire

u  SHREDDER

1987 32" Black Pinto

Reserve National Champion Amateur Stallion/ Many Times Grand

Sire

SONRISAS HAJEL

1971 33.25" Chestnut Tovero

Sire to 5 National Champions

 

Dam

GYPSY

34.5 "

Dam

WENDY
36" White

AMHR Superior Dam

Dam of Multiple HOF's and National Champions and National Champion producing get, including LTD's Magic Man, LTD's Magical Mystery, LTD's Color Broker and LTD's Silverado

 Granddaughter of:

:

 SAMPLE 1966

 
 

 

Dam

DOUBLE A CHEYANNE

1996 30" Solid Buckskin

Multiple National Top Ten Winner and National Champion Producing Dam

Cheyanne is the dam of Unanimous Multiple National Champion
Magic Man's Fashionably Dun

       

Sire

MAGNOLIA FARMS COWBOY BLUE

1990 31.5" Solid Palomino

 

Sire

 

 SLIGO LITTLE STORMY

1975 29" Solid White

Son of:

SLIGO SAM

Dam

MAGNOLIA FARMS RUBY RED

1986 31" Solid Sorrel

Daughter of

I

Shadow Oaks Cock Robin

Granddaughter of

 

Chianti

Dam

MI MIS MIDNITE MIRACLE

1990 33" Solid Buckskin

 

Sire

SNOW FIRES SILVERADO

1986 30.5" Solid Buckskin

Dam

BEAUTYS AUTUMN STAR

1986 34" Solid Buckskin

SHADOW OAKS PAUL BUNYAN

Dam

MHRS SCAMTASTIC

1999 33"  AMHA/AMHR  Black Tobiano with 2 blue eyes


Lab Tested: Positive for Tobian
o

 

Sire

Browns Skeeter

1983 31" Black Pinto

1

 

Sire

CHIEFS LITEFOOT

1980 33.5" Black Pinto

 

Sire

STARLITES CHIEF

1971 34" Grey Appaloosa

Dam

STARLITES SUGARFOOT

1970 34" Black Pinto

 Dam

FLYING W FARMS LITTLE BRANDY

 1979 32" Brown Appaloosa

 
Sire

  APPALOOSA  STALLION

Dam

BAY LADY

 

Dam

FLABY'S LITTLE PRINCESS 

1985 33.25" Black Pinto  

Hall of Fame Mare & a National Top Ten Producer

Dam of:

Hall of Fame Mare

2003 AMHR National Top Ten Halter, 2004 CWMHC High Point Mare, 2005 AMHR National Champion Country Pleasure,  AMHR National Reserve Champion-Youth Country Pleasure & 3-4yr old Country Pleasure, AMHR National Reserve Grand Champion Country Pleasure Driving Stakes, 2005 AMHR National All-Star Top Ten, 2005 NorCal Grand Champion Mare 2 times, 2005 NWMHC All-Around Versatility Champion

 

Sire

BOONES LITTLE PRINCE

 1983 32.25" Solid Black

Four Time National Champion Stallion

 

Sire

 

DOUBLE O SEVEN MOTO

1969 30" Solid Palomino

 Grand Champion Producer

 Sire of:

DOUBLE O SEVEN  AND 1/2 MOTO

National Grand Champion Senior Stallion

Dam

KRAUS KINGS JULIANNE

 1979 34" Solid Chestnut

Dam

BOONES LITTLE PROUD ONE

 1978 31.5" Solid Chestnut

 

Sire

POPLAR LANES SAMSON

1970 31" Solid Sorrel

Sire of:

 BOONES LITTLE BUCKAROO

POPLAR LANES JULIE ANN

1973 32" Solid Bay

Gentle Carousel's READING IS MAGIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill