“A Toast to Great Oak” was held at Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs on Sunday, April 24, 2022. During a beautiful Spring day on Great Oak’s 40-acre farm, 200 guests enjoyed a Working Equitation exhibition performed by Carlos Carneiro, followed by a lesson demonstration taught by Lead Instructor, Eva Finnan where three of Great Oak’s
Welcome to Great Oak
Great Oak provides equine assisted activities that promote the physical, emotional, and psychological health of individuals with special needs.
At Great Oak, we change lives. Our programs are the catalyst for unbridled personal growth and awareness. We share our knowledge to empower individuals and their families.
“My adult son rides weekly and his time at Great Oak with the horses and staff is the 30 minutes that he talks about all week. His critical thinking and ability to follow directions has improved. His physical strength, coordination and balance have been greatly positively impacted. Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs has been a game changer!”
Equine-assisted services is a term that encompasses various services previously termed therapeutic riding. At Great Oak, we offer Equine-assisted learning (EAL). EAL is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional, and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. PATH Intl. provides standards of professionalism and safety for people working in the field and guidelines for those providing EAL.
What’s Going On at Great Oak
Members of The Garden Club of Aiken visited Great Oak Equine Assisted Program on April 14 to enjoy a lesson for the students, a tour of the facility, and see the historic live oak trees on the property that the garden club is helping to save. This is a unique situation where one nonprofit is
(Our version of a needs list.) Would you please help us? Have a donation? Call the barn office at 803-226-0056 today!
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