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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is to provide benefits in the areas of education, sport and recreation, through the use of equine-assisted activities, for the purpose of contributing positively to the well-being of children and adults living with physical, emotional and/or cognitive special needs. Manes & Motions strives to provide these benefits in a safe, compassionate, challenging and enjoyable environment.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Volunteers NeededMinimum Age: 14Manes & Motions is seeking dedicated and compassionate community members who are interested in becoming active volunteers in our therapeutic riding program.
Although there are a variety of opportunities, most of our volunteers’ time is spent serving as side walkers or leaders during sessions. Many others work behind the scenes caring for horses or assisting with barn duties, fundraising efforts and various activities associated with the therapeutic riding center.
For more information please call 860.685.0008 or email MMVolunteerCoordinator@hfsc.org.
Mule Utility VehicleWith eleven horses and pasture covering approximately ten acres, we need a reliable vehicle to feed and care for the horses and maintain the facility in all types of weather and ground conditions.
Additionally due to a hilly landscape, it is very challenging and time consuming for staff and volunteers to push the wheel barrows from the stable to the paddocks.