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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Great and Small



Great and Small
17320 Moore Road
Boyds MD 20841
301-349-0075

Tax ID/EIN: 52-2012519
Year Founded: 1998
Last Updated 2017-04-20

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To enrich and enhance the lives of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Horse-related programs:
Therapeutic riding: TR teaches horsemanship and riding skills to children and adults with special needs.<br/><br/>Hippotherapy: HPOT uses the motion of and interaction with the horse to reach therapy goals. In our program, a speech-language pathologist works with the client to achieve speech, language, and cognitive goals.<br/><br/>Summer Camp: We offer summer camps for children and teens. Camps incorporate therapeutic riding and/or hippotherapy.<br /><br />Equine-facilitated psychotherapy: EFP allows clients to learn and implement coping skills for anger, grief, anxiety,and interpersonal conflict through the serene farm environment and interaction with the horses

Non-horse-related programs:
N/A


Volunteer Opportunities


Barn Volunteers
Minimum Age: 12
Barn 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 Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Program 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.

Wish List Items


Round Bale Feeders
Any horse-safe round bale feeders.

Child Stirrup Leathers
Stirrup leathers (brown or black) that are 36", 42" or 48" long.

XL Reins
Reins of any type (laced, braided, rubber, etc.) that are 66" or 72" long.

Fly Spray
Any brand of fly spray