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April 5, 2022 in At the barn

April is Horse Heaven on Earth Month @ Giant Steps

Scarlet Set your eyes on this chestnut beauty. Above, we captured Scarlet's childhood in an oldie but goodie photo while also sharing how she has grown into a stunning adult…
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November 29, 2021 in Uncategorized

Then and Now… Always Taking Giant Steps

By Amy Brassil When I was 14 years old my mother read an article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat about a new nonprofit that was looking for volunteers. A…
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June 29, 2021 in Board of Directors

Board of Directors Update

At this time of year, I am reminded of the Semisonic lyric, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end” as we see long-time board members rotate off the…
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March 24, 2021 in fundraising

Planned Giving with Giant Steps

Periodically, someone will ask about including Giant Steps in their estate planning, and we are always honored by the thought. The reality is that over the past eight years, Giant…
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February 25, 2021 in At the barn, Horses

What Makes a Good Therapy Horse?

I was recently asked what we look for in a therapy horse. Great question! There are some specifics we look for depending on our current needs at the barn at…
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November 24, 2020 in Board of Directors, Food for thought, Giant Steps Rider, Horses, Volunteer

Giving Thanks at Giant Steps

It has been a bumpy year, but the team at Giant Steps has many blessings to count during this season of giving thanks. We wanted to share them with you…
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May 29, 2020 in At the barn

Reopening at Giant Steps

Now that the Sonoma County Shelter In Place (SIP) orders are being loosened, we are ready to move forward with our phased reopening. Here is an overview of the phases.…
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March 13, 2020 in At the barn

Giant Steps Classes suspended as of 3/13 – new COVID-19 update

Dear Giant Steps families, volunteers, supporters, and staff: Like you, we are trying to keep up with the updates regarding COVID-19, and to make the best decisions we can based…
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March 12, 2020 in At the barn

COVID-19 Update

Dear Giant Steps families, volunteers, supporters, and staff: With the news about the coronavirus continuing to unfold, we know you're all worried about your own personal safety and that of…
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January 27, 2020 in At the barn, Volunteer

Volunteer of the Month: January 2020

Our January 2020 Volunteer of the Month is Wendy G, who wrote a lovely piece about her experience at Giant Steps. "I first became aware of Giant Steps years ago…
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