Therapeutic Riding Adaptive Riding Hippotherapy

ADAPTIVE RIDING

PATH certified instructors provide a unique combination of sport, recreation and education!

Offering 6 different sessions throughout
the year, each from 4 to 8 weeks long.

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the benefits of riding

To an individual with a disability, horseback riding takes them into a new and unexplored world which provides a sense of independence and freedom that defies the disability.  Adaptive riding activities provide benefits in areas of socialization, friendship and overall improvement of life.  Riders are challenged in ways they have seldom been challenged before…and they love every minute of it!

 

  NO WAITING LISTS! We'll just add an instructor to accomodate your rider.

NO WAITING LISTS! We'll just add an instructor to accomodate your rider.

THE SPECIFICS

Adaptive riding lessons use adaptive teaching techniques and/or equipment to help riders learn riding and horsemanship skills through instruction from a PATH-certified instructor and assisted by volunteers to lead the horse or walk along with the rider when necessary. 

Mane Stream offers riding lessons to those 4 years or older in private ($55) and semi-private (2:1) ($50) lesson format with riders of similar age and abilities.   

To learn more about adaptive riding please check out our policies and procedures, which covers weight limits, payment, cancellation polices and much more. 

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MORE INFORMATION

  ALL ABOUT SAFETY   All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet (bring your own or use one of ours). Riding equipment will be customized to each riders' needs. A custom built mounting ramp and the Sure-Hands lift allow easy accessibility for riders using wheelchairs. And finally, 1-3 specially trained volunteers will be paired with each rider depending on their needs.

ALL ABOUT SAFETY
All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet (bring your own or use one of ours). Riding equipment will be customized to each riders' needs. A custom built mounting ramp and the Sure-Hands lift allow easy accessibility for riders using wheelchairs. And finally, 1-3 specially trained volunteers will be paired with each rider depending on their needs.

  THE GOAL   The goal of riding is for each rider to become as independent as possible. Our instructors customize lessons to each rider’s needs. The horses in our program are calm and dependable, and are capable of helping our riders walk, trot, canter, and even jump. Our horses also enjoy trail rides and games.

THE GOAL
The goal of riding is for each rider to become as independent as possible. Our instructors customize lessons to each rider’s needs. The horses in our program are calm and dependable, and are capable of helping our riders walk, trot, canter, and even jump. Our horses also enjoy trail rides and games.

  FALL HORSE SHOW   Each year riders have the opporunity to show off the skills that they have been working on all year. There is even a class for summer campers! Ribbons are awarded for each class and Top Honors are given for high point independent Rider and high point junior rider under 21.

FALL HORSE SHOW
Each year riders have the opporunity to show off the skills that they have been working on all year. There is even a class for summer campers! Ribbons are awarded for each class and Top Honors are given for high point independent Rider and high point junior rider under 21.


For more information contact: 
Jen Dermody, Head Instructor
Jen@manestreamnj.org