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Did you know that therapeutic horse back riding was available in Shreveport, LA? It is and now is the time to sign up for GREAT's fall session! Therapeutic Horseback Riding is incredibly healing and beneficial for all ages.

What is GREAT?

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies is a program of The Arc of Caddo-Bossier and offers therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities. GREAT is truly one of the coolest things that I've ever been a part of. As a volunteer now for several years, I've witnessed the healing power of horses firsthand. I've watched students with traumatic brain injuries, Down Syndrome, autism, etc... get stronger, both emotionally and physically... and best of all, at least in my humble opinion, I've seen the pure joy it brings!

What are the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding?

I could go on and on about the benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but it's something you have to see for yourself. I invite you to become a volunteer at Great. I also hope you'll get any loved ones that you think might benefit signed up for GREAT's fall session which starts Monday, September 18, 2023, and will run for 12 weeks. Call  318-938-9166 to find out more.

What's the purpose of GREAT?

GREAT's mission statement is to, 'Build unlimited opportunities for people with disabilities through therapeutic horsemanship.'  The Arc of Caddo-Bossier has multiple programs, but as you can tell, GREAT is the one that really works on my heart. It takes a lot of money to run a facility like GREAT and I know they'd love your support in the form of time or money!

GREAT is located in Greenwood, LA on Greenwood-Springridge Road. Call (318) 938-9166 if you're interested in volunteering or would like to sign up for the program.

Helpful links to learn more about equine assisted therapy:

Using Horses in Therapy with Troubled Teens
Using Horses in Therapy for Children with Autism/Asperger's
Using Horses in Therapy for Relationship Issues, Depression, and Anxiety
Using Horses in Therapy for Addiction
Make a Donation to GREAT via PayPal by clicking HERE.

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