Recreational & Sports Riding

Horsemanship/Sports classes are those aimed at riders who focus on acquiring and refining their riding skills and other horse-related information. This may involve learning to prepare their horses for class, taking care of their horses after class, and learning about breeds, colors, markings and parts of the the horse as well the care of the horse’s equipment. Riders are still passively receiving therapy through the input of the horses’ movement as they work to master a new skill.

Riding Requirements

Independent sitting, balance, reasonable age-appropriate behavior, ambulation with or without assistance.

Benefits Include

Development of riding skills, increased fitness, coordination, balance, focus, problem solving skills, increased ability to set goals, and an increased sense of accomplishment as independence is acquired.


  • Increase balance
  • Increase coordination
  • Increase range of motion in joints and limbs
  • Increase motor planning
  • Increase direction/request following
  • Increase confidence/self esteem
  • Increase interaction with others
  • Increase independence
  • Increase strength and endurance

Please check carefully and include the following with your registration: (Registration is on a first come first served basis only).

  • Participants Application
  • Liability Release
  • MANE Physicians Statement
  • Check (made payable to MANE) for $300
  • Mane will not turn down riders due to financial difficulty.  Riders can apply for scholarships if needed.