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Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles (O.A.T.S.)

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Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles was founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1997. Located on 40 acres in Ortonville, Mich., O.A.T.S. and its staff of caring, dedicated and enthusiastic instructors and volunteers provide equine-assisted therapy and a lot of smiles on a weekly basis, year-round, to more than 100 children and adults with a wide variety of physical and emotional disabilities.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Ortinville, MI
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Disabilities
  4. Horseback riding
  5. Horseback riding therapy
  6. Horses
  7. Mammals
  8. Michigan
  9. open access
  1. open access