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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Hippotherapy
  • Horseback Riding
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Yes
  • Staff Certification:A degree in an applicable area (i.e., Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Education, Therapeutic Recreation), MSW, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 10 to older

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Great Strides offers equine-assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic horsemanship and equine experiential learning. Through specially designed interactive experiences that promote emotional healing, we build confidence, improve social skills, and help clients make positive changes in their lives. Our farm environment provides a unique setting enabling clients to address treatment issues on many different experiential levels that they might not ordinarily access in a therapist's office.

We assess clients needs and then develop an individualized treatment plan. We evaluate progress toward goals on an ongoing basis. These goals may be emotional, behavioral, social, mental, or spiritual in nature. Facilitating activities may be done while mounted on the horse, unmounted, or may not include the horse at all, depending on the client's needs. We offer individual and small-group therapy settings.

Services include:
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Equine Experiential Learning
  • Leadership Workshops and Seminars