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One of the coolest things I've ever been a part of is the therapeutic riding program at GREAT, which stands for Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies and is a program offered through the Arc of Caddo-Bossier.

As a volunteer, I've witnessed the healing power of horses first hand. 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!

I could go on and on about the benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but it's almost something you have to see for yourself. I invite you to become a volunteer at Great. I also hope you'll get any loved one that you think might benefit signed up for GREAT's spring session which starts the week of January 25, 2021, and runs for 12 weeks. Call  318-938-9166 to find out more.

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 on Greenwood-Springridge Road. Call (318) 938-9166 if you're interested in volunteering.

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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