One of the top priorities for GREAAT! is that all our Directors become Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, with at least one of the Directors continuing on to earn either the Advanced Instructor or the Master Instructor certification. The facility will become a PATH operating center with the goal of becoming a PATH accredited operating center. While this goal will necessitate a great deal of time and effort, the Directors feel that this move is imperative to ensure that the center is able to offer all clients the best available instruction.
In addition to providing equine-assisted-therapy to a wide range of clients, GREAAT! is also determined, as one of its top priorities, to become a premier teaching facility of Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding throughout the United States. The design of future facilities includes several multi-purpose rooms that may be configured to be used as both classrooms and as hands-on training rooms for properly certified professionals in the various fields that have become involved in equine-assisted therapy. These fields include physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and psychotherapists.
The multi-purpose rooms are also intended to be used as therapy rooms for any of the professions that will be represented by GREAAT’s! outreach programs, including all of those described in the previous paragraph. As part of the therapeutic training aspects of this program, GREAAT! will also have full DVD capability to allow videotaping of any of the therapy sessions and the means of reviewing these tapes in a private, secured area. The design of the facilities also includes an indoor pool intended for therapeutic use in the physical therapy group.