Programs

Programs

Come join one of our therapeutic riding programs. Children (+4 years) and adults are welcomed.
Fall Term: September 9 – November 11, 2017

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Make a difference in the life of an extraordinary group. Give back, learn new skills, and spend the time with amazing people and hoses!

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Donate

Donate

Your contribution help us provide our very special services. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity and all donations are tax deductible.

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News

* Come join us this Saturday! For more information, click here.

* Flying Manes was featured on TV! Check the highlights here:

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Our Story

Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding was founded in 2009 after a group of friends were inspired by the dramatic progress that two young twins (Jack and Bess) achieved through therapeutic horseback riding.

With a little help from Columbia Law School and a whole lot of elbow grease, Flying Manes was established as a 501(c)3 charitable organization with the aim of connecting those with special needs with a community of people, horses and ponies willing to help.

Our organization does not aim to be the biggest, but rather our goal is to ensure that our participants get the most out of each lesson, each week, each term and each year. We are committed to providing the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities to individuals faced with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges.

 

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Testimonials

“Our daughter has made a tremendous progress through Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding.  It has taught her not only the horse riding skills but also important life skills such as independence, resilience, and social skills.  The support and care given by staff, instructors and volunteers are exceptional.  She looks forward to the lessons every week and keeps her smile for an entire time while riding!”

“Flying Manes has been a constant in our son Max’s life for years and we can’t imagine life without riding every Saturday. The talented, professional instructors and volunteers devote countless hours to gathering data as to Max’s development each term in order to better address his needs. Max has advanced and is getting better each term. Most of his experience with sports has left Max feeling sidelined. At Flying Manes he is a strong, vital member of the team. When he rides, he feels strong, both psychologically and physically. He gains important core strength and hip stretches but he is also palpably energized by his skills, and more confident as a result. Thank you Flying Manes for your incredible dedication that has given Max a foundation to rely on!”

“Flying Manes has been a wonderful addition to Jay’s growth as a young person as well his aspirations as a budding riding star.  It combines all the therapy needs that Jay requires outside of school…like Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy in an enjoyable setting.  We can’t say enough positive things about this program including the great group of volunteers who all come together and spend their valuable time with the kids. We actually trek for about an hour and 40 mins from Brooklyn because the program is so worth it.  The learning goals set here are realistic and our son has been consistently improving in his skills.”