Great and Small

Great and Small
17320 Moore Road
Boyds MD 20841

Tax ID/EIN: 52-2012519
Year Founded: 1998
Last Updated 2016-03-23

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

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.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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.

Non-horse-related programs:

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

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

Round Bale Feeders
Any horse-safe round bale feeders.

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

Fly Spray
Any brand of fly spray