EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Mane Stream offers several options for local school groups and individual students to benefit from experience on the farm with our horses, instructors or therapists.

Field Trips   -   school 2 stable   -   therapeutic Sessions


FIELD TRIPS FOR ALL AGES

Linden Middle & High School students enjoy a great day at the farm learning how to take care of and lead the horses at Mane Stream.

Linden Middle & High School students enjoy a great day at the farm learning how to take care of and lead the horses at Mane Stream.

Farm Fun at Mane Stream! Learn about responsibility, teamwork, social skills and horses in a safe and relaxed environment.

Featuring age-appropriate activities for those with special needs. Our specially trained staff ensure activities are tailored to the ability level and ages of your participants. 

Activities may include: feeding, grooming and tacking, leading a horse through an obstacle course, and a quick riding experience. Don't forget treat time!

Increase the Impact of Your Trip...Incorporate fun curriculum before your trip. 
Download worksheets, fun games, and a Youtube Grooming Clip.

Tack Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Horse Size, Reading a Horse's Ears,
Parts, Markings, Grooming Video Clip

Choose to visit for either 1 or 2 hours and because we have an indoor arena your outing won’t be rained out. Field Trip fees are $20 per person without riding or $25 per person with a short ride.

Book your field trip now! Contact jen Dermody jen@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636


School 2 Stable

Community Based Instruction (GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL)

Community Based Instruction (CBI) is educational instruction in naturally occurring community environments providing students “real life experiences”. The goal is to provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities at all age levels to help students acquire the skills to live in the world today. 

Mane Stream's program focuses on engaging students in education experiences along with functional job training skills through interactive activities with horse care, horsemanship and barn management showing how to link the "Book to the Barn".  

Session lengths may vary from 6-10 weeks, and are conducted in either individual or group settings and led by a collaborative effort with Mane Stream Staff and the school teachers/advisors or personal aids.

Current & Previously Participating Schools: Hunterdon County Education Services Commission (HCESC), Montgomery Academy, Lord Stirling School and Bridges to Employment.


therapeutic weekly Sessions for groups

Matheny students paint masterpieces with the assistance of the Mane Stream herd and volunteers. 

Matheny students paint masterpieces with the assistance of the Mane Stream herd and volunteers. 

MATHENY SCHOOL: Students from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, New Jersey participate in 8 week programs offered twice a year.  The program partners a Mane Stream therapist with therapists from Matheny.  Students experience the movement of the horse, adapted activities in the barn and time in the Mane Stream classroom with their teachers. (Matheny link)

 

 

 

 

 

Daytop students  explore their feelings by using the horses as a blank canvas.

Daytop students  explore their feelings by using the horses as a blank canvas.

 

Daytop: A substance abuse treatment center for teens and young adults, partnered with us in a pilot equine-assisted psychotherapy program, designed to develop behavioral insights and build communication and relationship skills. Daytop students meet for 8 weeks in two-hour sessions where a Mane Stream Equine Specialist is partnered with a Mane Stream Mental Health Professional. The program uses ground activities with our horses to foster peer interaction.  (Daytop link)