COVID-19 Policy Updates – Effective July 6, 2021

Our Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center remains committed to the safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers and staff.  We continue to evaluate our policies as we receive new information and guidance from state and local public health officials for businesses providing outdoor recreational activities.

Effective July 6, 2021 Manes & Motions will remove all COVID-19 restrictions and return to normal operations. 

How does this impact my participation in program?
  • Capacity restrictions will no longer be in effect throughout the Center.
  • All returning participants will be re-assessed as participation in Manes & Motions programs is based on an individual’s ability to participate safely provided the necessary resources are available including: a suitable instructor, horse, volunteers and class availability which meets an individual’s needs.
Do I still need to wear a face mask?
  • Participants, volunteers and staff who wish to do so, may lower or remove their mask when participating in outdoor activities while distanced from others. If you would like to request that volunteers and staff working directly with you or your child wear a mask during outdoor activities, please contact Jeanna Pellino at [email protected].
  • Face masks continue to be required indoors such as in the tack room, classroom area and office spaces.
What requirements are still in place at the Center?
  • Participants, parents/caregivers, volunteers and staff must stop at the front desk upon arrival and perform a self-check temperature screening and symptom check. If your temperature is 100 degrees or higher, you will not be permitted to use the facility.
  • Participants will provide their own ASTM approved riding helmet manufactured within the last five years.
  • Any new or returning participants including parents/caregivers and volunteers will be required to complete a COVID-19 Liability of Risk Waiver.
  • Enhanced infection control and sanitation policies and procedures will continue to be implemented throughout the Center.

Services are subject to change at any time should community conditions, hospital or state policies warrant. Additional information is available at 860-685-0008.

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Riding a horse gives you freedom and empowerment through movement. A horse can be a powerful motivator in reviewing or reinforcing many behavioral, physical, mental, social and emotional goals. Our PATH Intl. instructors and volunteers work with those ages four and above with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological and sensory disabilities. Services are available to participants with special needs including, but not limited to: autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and others. We strive to help you or your loved one reach your individual goals through the bond between you and your horse.

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