Trail rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway start in May. 2nd  Saturday of each month. Make your reservation today} HERE 

Trail Ride dates:    May 12 / June 9 / July 14 / Aug. 11 / Sept. 8 / Oct. 13

Palmyra Trail Ride May 18th- 20th  Sign up   HERE 

Looking for a summer camp? Check out ours! Space is limited so don’t wait, sign up today.  Email us at:   oats@oatsinva.com

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All sessions, lessons, trail rides, etc. are by appointment only. Please contact us by email at oats@oatsinva.com.

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Read the story of  Tember

Tember’s return home….


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O.A.T.S. first began serving clients from the “Down Syndrome” and “Autistic Disorder” communities in 2011.

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Who We Serve


Equine Interactive Activity (E.I.A.) offers experiential equine sessions to all clients. Natural horse and herd behavior are observed and honored as a model for healthful human behavior. Equine-assisted activities are designed to elicit metaphors and self-awareness. These activities lead clients to recognize their own behavior and patterns and to thus create their own solutions.

We are not a a provider of psychotherapy as this is now an outdated term(as of 2012). We simply provide a tool (the horses) so that a client, and/or the care system he/she might already be engaged in, can then self administer the interactive session themselves.

Our staff are the equine facilitators that interpret information from the horse activity into real world application that the client, and/or their care system can then utilize, or not use at all.

O.A.T.S. is the only E.I.A. provider in all of America that uses this unique approach. We call it “Continuity of Care”. We advocate that a client already under the care and supervision of an entity (or themselves) should not be required to go through another repetitive “analysis”. This saves time, and reduces costs to about half over any other equine service provider. The client and their chosen professional both attend the session and we are simply a tool in their tool box they can then use as they so decide.


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