Girls Scouts Shake It Up

Equine Manager and Head Instructor Jen Dermody shakes it up using the Theraplate.

Equine Manager and Head Instructor Jen Dermody shakes it up using the Theraplate.

No, these Girl Scouts from Troop 82137 of Eastern Pennsylvania are not weighing themselves. They are standing on a device called a Theraplate which uses small vibrations to increase circulation for pain reduction and injury prevention in horses. Did you know that Mane Stream also has a human-sized version in the therapy clinic that therapists use with clients?

The troop of Junior Girls Scouts visited Mane Stream to earn their Horseback Riding badge. Equine Manager & Head Instructor Jen Dermody guided them through an afternoon of education and fun, including basic horse care and the fundamentals of riding. Besides grooming and tacking, part of the learning experience included “Post-it Horse Anatomy” on our very patient and cooperative friend Justin.

Mane Stream is a perfect field trip destination for Scouts and many other groups of all abilities. For more information, including worksheets and games to enhance your group’s experience, check out our Field Trip page on the website or contact Jen Dermody at jen@manestreamnj.org if you’d like to ask questions or arrange a visit.

Thank you troop leader Carol Kontir for allowing us
 to spend the afternoon with this great group                                  of Junior Girl Scouts!