Mane Stream, Inc.
Mane Stream, Inc.
83 Old Turnpike Road
Oldwick NJ 08858
Tax ID/EIN: 23-7377601
Year Founded: 1972
Last Updated 2017-03-07
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Why are we a Messenger?
The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.
Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
It is the mission of Mane Stream to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, equine assisted therapy and educational initiatives.
Equine Assisted Therapy: We offer equine assisted occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as mental health counseling. For adults and children with physical challenges, there is simply no piece of equipment as dynamic, as repetitive, as movement specific, as adaptable or as stimulating as the horse. The benefits to muscle tone, core strength, coordination and flexibility are considerable. For children with speech disabilities, interacting with such a gentle and accepting animal can result in strong efforts to communicate, always with a positive outcome as horses are not judgmental. For those with emotional difficulties, the non-verbal, accepting, and non-judgmental interactions with a horse disarm defenses and bring out positive behaviors effortlessly. Mane Stream is committed to providing equine assisted therapy to the widest population possible to improve their functioning and quality of life.<br /><br />All of our therapy sessions for children and adolescents include time in our Unbridled Possibilities pediatric therapy clinic which is equipped with the necessary tools to address gross motor, fine motor and speech goals for our youngest clients. <br /><br />Adaptive Riding: In addition to therapy sessions, Mane Stream offers adaptive riding for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. Our adaptive riding program is designed to teach basic through advanced horsemanship and riding skills. Lessons are available in private and semi-private formats and riders are grouped and customized according to age and skill level. In addition, all riders are paired with leaders and side walkers, if needed, to ensure safety. We see great progression in the skill level of our riders, helping to increase rider confidence and independence, which often carries over into their daily lives. <br /><br />Summer Camp: We also host an inclusive summer day camp open to children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. There are different weeks for everyone from beginner to advanced riders. For beginners, this is an excellent introduction to horses and riding in a safe and secure environment. Campers receive daily riding lessons, learn horsemanship and enjoy trail rides and arts and crafts. Campers have fun and make friends while spending their summer days learning about horses.<br /><br />Take the Reins: Our 8-week sessions provide a place for veterans and service members to come together to build friendships, assist others and learn to ride. The program incorporates ground activities like horse handling, grooming and herd observation with riding lessons. We also offer private counseling with a licensed professional counselor. <br /><br />Horses for Healing: An equine assisted activities program for those living with, recovering from and living life after cancer. The goal of Horses for Healing is to help participants rebuild their physical, emotional and mental well-being so that participants have the potential to better recover their health and remain healthy.
Mane Stream only has horse-related activities