Ocala Horse Properties - 2023 Summer Farm Portfolio

Ocala Downtown Market Every Thursday at 10 a.m., starting June 1st Gentle Carousel also organizes a reading program at the Ocala Downtown Market, in a large, covered location. According to GarciaBengochea the crowds just build and build over the summer. “Students come, camps bring group, and some assisted living programs bring seniors, who have the opportunity to spend time around children and families,” she said. “We have little stuffed horses - all one-of-a-kind handmade horses - that children were able to give to the seniors, so we’re reading a book about acts of kindness and the then the kids are able to perform an act of kindness right on the spot.” The library program is in partnership with the Ocala Chamber of Economic Partnership, which has an equine initiative program to connect people who aren’t typically around horses with people in the equine industry. Every child who attends will receive a free, brand-new book each week. SCOUT NEEDS YOUR HELP! As a charitable organization, Gentle Carousel does not charge for their services and rely on donations to keep the horses fed, housed and cared for. Please consider donating today! SCAN THE QR CODE HERE OR EMAIL GENTLECAROUSEL@GMAIL.COM 45 MILLION Number of Americans who are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth-grade level. one in four children grow up without learning how to read. According to The Literacy Project Foundation Therapy horse Scout, who is a Junior Ranger with the Florida State Park Junior Rangers, with a fellow Junior Ranger. The State Parks offer a literacy program where people donate used children's books and Scout gives them out to children. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SUMMER SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 101