Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program
40 Baker Bridge Rd
Lincoln MA 01773
Last Updated 2017-08-18
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Lovelane's mission is to provide high-quality therapeutic horseback riding in a fun, supportive environment in order to achieve occupational, physical, speech, cognitive, and other therapeutic gains, focusing on children with special needs.
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 and shelter of horses.
Barn HelpMinimum Age: 16Overview:
When assisting in the barn the volunteer is required to physically work around the
horses safely, and constructively. Volunteers in the barn assist with barn chores such
as mucking, sweeping, and filling water buckets.
Horse LeaderMinimum Age: 16Overview:
A horse leader is responsible for leading the horse safely during lessons. The leader’s
main focus is paying attention to the horse, and listening closely to the instructor’s
directions. The horse leader’s primary goal is safety and controlling the horse.
Side WalkerMinimum Age: 16Overview:
A side walker is required to assist with the lesson by standing, walking and running next
to the horse, and supporting the child as per the instructor’s directions. A side walker’s
primary role is to support the student as needed.