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The Gentle Barn, Santa Clarita

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The Gentle Barn Foundation is home to over a hundred animals rescued from abuse.

The Gentle Barn is host to abused children, kids recovering from substance abuse, kids on probation, foster kids, and children and adults with mental, emotional, and physical challenges.

Through the interaction with animals, the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills, trust, empathy, and kindness. The healing that takes place when the kids get together with the animals is miraculous.
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  • The people at the Gentle Barn are absolutely amazing and they are an example for the rest of the world of how to treat animals. I would take my kids to the Gentle Barn at any age and on any day... 
    The people at the Gentle Barn are absolutely amazing and they are an example for the rest of the world of how to treat animals. I would take my kids to the Gentle Barn at any age and on any day...  more »
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  • This is such a lovely place, but this is NOT a petting zoo. The animals are individuals that want to be respected, so prior to arriving children should be instructed not to follow an animal that starts walking away from them. Each animal has a knowledgeable docent. There's currently a snack shop and hot dog stand, plus gift shop, that are all vegan!
  • We had a wonderful time. My mom has been wanting to go for a long time. All the staff was super friendly. The animals were well taken care of and happy. Mom got to hug a cow, all is good in the world. Thanks Ellie and team for an awesome experience.

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