Adaptive Riding Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) Therapeutic Riding

HORSES FOR HEALING

Relax...Strengthen...Focus Your Mind & Body

an equine assisted activities program offered FREE OF CHARGE
for those living with, recovering from, and living life after cancer

Spring 2018: 6 Weeks Apr. 16 – May 21
Fall 2018: 6 Weeks Sep. 10 – Oct. 15

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THE GOAL:

This FREE experience is to help you rebuild your physical, emotional, and mental well-being so that you have the potential to better recover your health and remain healthy.

Whether you are currently living with
or are a survivor of cancer, time spent
bonding with horses can be a wonderful way to aid in your recovery bringing you joy, helping you to relax, and to feel less stressed. 

You will experience all aspects of horse care, grooming, leading and riding as you earn the respect of and build a relationship with our kind and gentle horses and ponies.

 

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the BENEFITS:

Adaptive horseback riding provides both physical and emotional benefits through learning new skills, and interacting with horses, peers, and volunteers. Riding helps
to develop balance and coordination and requires good body awareness. Through weekly lessons, your stability and coordination will improve, helping you to communicate with the horse and positively impact your daily life. 

 

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your team:

You will be in the capable hands of our Mane Stream instructors, who are all  PATH International Certified and have strong backgrounds in horsemanship. They are
all trained in first aid and CPR. A key element of the Horses for Healing team
are our specially trained volunteers, many of whom have their own cancer journeys. They will ensure you feel safe and at ease.
 

 

TESTIMONIALS

  MICKIE:    “I had such an awesome and very moving experience! It was so nice to focus on just me and nothing else but me and the horses. I cannot thank Mane Stream enough for my opportunity to participate in this program. It has helped me in ways no one will ever understand, emotionally and physically.    Thank you!   ”

MICKIE:
“I had such an awesome and very moving experience! It was so nice to focus on just me and nothing else but me and the horses. I cannot thank Mane Stream enough for my opportunity to participate in this program. It has helped me in ways no one will ever understand, emotionally and physically. Thank you!

  JOY:  “Thank you so much for making my re-entry on getting back on a horse such a positive experience. The freedom I feel can’t be described in words.  The Horses for Healing  program was so positive for me. I enjoyed each week and everyone at Mane Stream.”

JOY:
“Thank you so much for making my re-entry on getting back on a horse such a positive experience. The freedom I feel can’t be described in words.
The Horses for Healing
program was so positive for me. I enjoyed each week and everyone at Mane Stream.”

  DANIEL’S FATHER:   “Of all of the therapies he’s [Daniel] been Through, this one has a lasting impact.  All week he is talking about riding. He’s excited to come back each week. Improving balance was an important part for us. Daniel has been able to figure out how to balance [on the horse].”

DANIEL’S FATHER:
“Of all of the therapies he’s [Daniel] been Through, this one has a lasting impact.
All week he is talking about riding. He’s excited to come back each week. Improving balance was an important part for us. Daniel has been able to figure out how to balance [on the horse].”

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AREN'T FEELING WELL?

We encourage you to attend each session
as activities can be matched to your capabilities. Even if participants arrive not
feeling 100% they continually state that they leave the farm feeling happy and accomplished.

We recognize your unique situation and provide a healthy outlet for both children and adults, enabling you to move away from the medical context and into a naturally engaging environment.

Time spent bonding with horses can be a wonderful way to aid in your recovery by helping you to relax and feel less stressed. In addition, our instructors will help to strengthen and replenish your body and focus your mind.


For more information contact: 
Kelly Champion, PATH Intl. Certified Instructor

Kelly@manestreamnj.org