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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Great and Small provides equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to children and adults of all ages affected by a range of physical, developmental, emotional, and learning disabilities. Through a supportive and therapeutic engagement with horses we strengthen and empower our riders, helping them develop their full potential.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Barn VolunteersMinimum Age: 12Barn volunteers work alongside the barn staff to care for our therapeutic riding horses. This may include mucking stalls, feeding, watering, grooming, cleaning tack, etc.
Program VolunteersMinimum Age: 14Program volunteers work directly with our horses and riders in therapeutic lessons by leading the horse or sidewalking with the rider. Volunteers also groom and tack the horse before the lesson and untack and groom after the lesson.
Round Bale FeedersAny horse-safe round bale feeders.
XL ReinsReins of any type (laced, braided, rubber, etc.) that are 66" or 72" long.
Child Stirrup LeathersStirrup leathers (brown or black) that are 36", 42" or 48" long.
Fly SprayAny brand of fly spray