March 28, 2018

 Recently it has come as a realization that we here at Great Strides want to grow our community to include everyone who wants more out of their boarding experience, not just those who have time to work off their board every week.

The Co-op was born out of a de...

February 23, 2018

Last fall, we hosted Shawna Karrasch for the first time. Everyone was overwhelmingly enthusiastic about her returning again, as soon as possible, so we booked her!

Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22, she will be doing a 2 day clinic very much like the fall. She will a...

June 1, 2017

Positive Reinforcement Connection Training

Terry, Emily and Wendy attended a Shawna Karrasch Clinic in PA recently, and brought back a treasure trove of horse training skills to share with the rest of the Village.  If you would like to see Shawna come to Great Strides,...

March 7, 2017

The last 5 weeks have been busy busy busy here at the Great Strides Village.

First we said “Hello” to Jericho, a clever young Morgan gelding who is being adopted by Lauren Bond of Equine SMART from Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Jericho may not stay here long, but we are h...

August 26, 2016

Wow! So many cool light bulb moments for our horses and participants this past Saturday.

Just read what one of the Intro to Clicker Training Group Class participants sent us after attending with her son:

Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Hi Emily and Lauren,

I wanted to give you some feed...

August 3, 2016

Mr. Curious himself – aka Mica

Q: What’s Mica’s age and breed?

A: He’s an 11yr old Crabbet Arabian

Q: How did you acquire him?

A: I bought him for my daughter Elizabeth to do Pony Club in 2014, but then she quit Pony Club and now he’s become more my horse than hers

Q: What...

July 19, 2016

Welcome to our Village! After many years of laser-focus on providing high quality mental health services and riding lessons, we have decided that the community would be better served boarding services as well. The years of solitude here taught us that no one can exist...

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