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Manes & Motions Offers Youth Development Program: Fee Waived for Eight Students funded in part through a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County

September 25, 2019

Middletown, CT – Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, a part of Hospital for Special Care, will host Pathways Youth Development sessions with horses. Two four-week sessions will be available Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:00pm; session 1 will take place starting October 1st and session 2 will take place starting November 5th. Each weekly one-hour Pathways session includes an unmounted experiential lesson working with Manes & Motions therapy horses on the ground (not riding) and guided by a certified instructor with themes that help build communication, problem solving and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment! Through the activities, students will gain confidence and personal insights including personal strengths and skills required to build trusting relationships with horses and humans.

Horses are sensitive creatures that teach us valuable skills such as self-regulation and compassion. The Pathways Youth Development program is designed for youth ages 11-18 who may benefit from a positive peer activity designed to build confidence and relational skills. No horse experience required. This program will take place at 874 Millbrook Road, on scenic Daniels Farm in the south end of Middletown.

The fee will be waived for the first eight student’s thanks to support from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center. Students will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Additional students may participate at a cost of $250 for a four week session.

To register, or for any questions call 860-685-0008.

Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center was founded in 1999 and is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center. Indoor and outdoor programs are conducted by certified therapeutic riding instructors and supported by over 150 trained volunteers.  For more information please call 860-685-0008 or visit on line at:  https://hfsc.org/sports-and-fitness/manes-and-motions/

This program is funded in part through a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

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