We are able to work with local schools to provide supplemental programs that provide students with exposure to therapeutic riding experiences.
This can include both mounted and un-mounted work to provide a riding lesson, educational experiences regarding caring, grooming, feeding and tacking a horse, arts and crafts, sensory and teamwork building games.
We are staffed with physical and occupational therapists, volunteers and horse experts and can work with your school to provide a unique and innovative program to supplement student curriculum for special needs students.
Field Trips/ Day Programs
Field trips can be set up to provide a fun and educational experience for special needs kids and adults.
Field Trips include:
Therapeutic Riding (TR)
Therapeutic riding is a recreational activity that teaches horseback riding lessons adapted to the needs of the rider. This is usually taught by a
riding instructor. Therapeutic riding can be done with assist for leading the horse or with side-walkers to help with the safety of the rider. The goal
of TR is to get the rider to eventually ride independently.
Consider therapeutic riding if:
7. Relationship building
6. Facilitate functional gait
7. Sensory Integration
8. Muscle strengthening
9. Motor and cognitve planning/organizational thought and sequencing
Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy used by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist to improve the function of an individual by using the horse's movement as a tool to accomplish these goals. Mane Stride currently has qualified physical and occupational therapists specifically trained to use the horse as a treatment strategy.
The goal of using hippotherapy is to improve functional performance in daily activities like walking and fine motor activities by improving balance, posture, strength, and motor planning based on each person's individual goals.
Consider hippotherapy if:
Our hippotherapy program requires a physician referral and an initial evaluation to assess current functional levels of our clients.
Therapy may be covered by your insurance. It is the responsibility of the client to look into this. Mane Stride does not bill or submit to insurances.