Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration classes focus on riders whose nervous system has issues with receiving messages from the senses and ordering a correct behavioral response. Children with Sensory Processing Disorders show signs of clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety and depression. MANE’s Sensory Integration trail was designed specifically to deal with these issues. The trail uses the horse’s input and a variety of games and sensory stations to help children learn adaptive behavior to stimuli.

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.

Goals

  • Increase balance
  • Increase motor coordination
  • Increase body awareness
  • Increase sequencing/judgment skills
  • Increase direction/request following
  • Increase spatial awareness
  • Increase attention span
  • Encourage early learning skills – i.e. cause and effect, matching, identifying, turn taking, shapes/colors

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.