Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Cart Driving, Pony Partners, Hooves, Paws and Claws Friends For Tomorrow

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Contact Information

Friends For Tomorrow
Contact: Lucy Cornish, Program Coordinator
Email Address: lucyfcornish@gmail.com
Phone: 5085741007

131 Weston Road Lincoln, MA 01773
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Cart Driving, Pony Partners, Hooves, Paws and Claws

Narrative

We offer an individualized Therapeutic Horseback Riding program for each rider.  Giving forty-five minute, one-on-one lessons, we are able to tailor every lesson to each rider’s evolving needs and personality. We work closely with parents to design lesson programs for their children that advance both short- and long-term goals for social, emotional and physical growth.

Our cart driving program, Horse-N-Buddy, offers a unique learning opportunity to develop a set of skills by providing the student with a distinct range of movements and a vast set of motor-sensory experiences.  Driving a horse from a cart or wheelchair gives students an alternative to horseback riding. This opens up the world of horses to those who may be unable to ride due to limited balance, physical limitations, fear of heights or other challenges.  For some it may provide a means to prepare for horseback riding. 

Our animal-assisted learning curriculum, Hooves, Paws and Claws, is designed to engage students physically, cognitively and socially with their peers, our animals and the Friends For Tomorrow staff.  We use a learner-centered approach in which the students are encouraged to ask questions and investigate the answers through active engagement, observation, and management of the environment to discover or acquire knowledge. We encourage journaling and self-reflective activities to enhance self-confidence, non-verbal communication, boundaries, the decision-making process, and self-advocacy. Strength in these life skills helps students positively impact our world and enhance their daily interactions and experiences with others.

Pony Partners is an equine-facilitated learning group for 8-10 year old girls. It is appropriate for able-bodied girls who have a love of animals and are struggling socially, personally and/or academically.

Service Types

  • After School Programs

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Developmental Disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: PATH International
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: PATH International