About the film and Magic:
The documentary film premiere of Hero Horse: A Magical True Story at Marion Theatre in Ocala was a fundraiser to help support Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses elementary school reading programs. Gentle Carousel reading programs are held in partnership with The Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) and Marion County Public Schools. Hero Horse: A Magical True Story will be heading out to film festivals in 2023.
Magic, the star of Hero Horse arrived at the Marion Theatre in a limousine wearing a tuxedo to walk the red carpet. Magic’s friend Don, a 99 year old World War 2 veteran who appears in the film, also had his turn on the red carpet. The entire audience sang happy birthday to Don at the end of the movie (Photo of Don and Magic attached).
Magic is a member of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, an award winning 501(c)(3) non-profit charity celebrating 25 years of service in 2022. Teams of tiny horses bring love to thousands of adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, assisted living programs, and with families, veterans and first responders who have experienced traumatic events.
Therapy Horse Magic was on the team called in to comfort survivors and first responders of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. She helped the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, victims of the fires in Gatlinburg, TN, families in the aftermath of hurricanes, families and first responders after the condo collapse in Surfside, FL and has visited thousands of patients in children’s and veterans hospitals across the country.
Magic has visited Congress in Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery and the 911 Memorial in NYC. She helped teach a class at Columbia Medical School, was invited to meet the twin baby pandas at Zoo Atlanta and has been on the concert stage in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thank you for everything.
Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses