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ManeGait to Freedom

ManeGait to Freedom

3160 N Custer Rd, McKinney (TX), 75071, United States

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(469) 742-9611

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Work hours
MO 09:00 – 17:00 SA 09:00 – 17:00
TU 09:00 – 17:00 SU closed
WE 09:00 – 17:00
TH 09:00 – 17:00
FR 09:00 – 17:00
About The ManeGait to Freedom program aims to help Military Veterans and First Responders with therapeutic horsemanship to help improve physical ability, better sleep patterns, increased social involvement, interpersonal connections, and greater confidence.
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Mission The ManeGait to Freedom program is designed to support the needs of Military Veterans and First Responders through the healing power of therapeutic horsemanship.
Description ManeGait to Freedom Therapeutic Horsemanship

Our program is open to any veteran whether he or she saw combat or not or whether he or she is disabled or not. We have different sessions for different needs of each veteran/ first responder and prior horse experience is not necessary in fact our instructors enjoy building beginning riders from the ground up. Riding a horse provides a multi-dimensional movement pattern similar to the human gait. This motion influences the rider’s body leading to increased flexibility, core strength, motor skills, and intellectual functioning. Our veterans can also carriage drive if they prefer it or because horseback riding is too hard on their backs. Taught by certified riding instructors with the assistance of volunteer aids, ManeGait’s therapeutic riding lessons are 45 minutes to 1 hour once a week.

GaitWay to the Brain

The GaitWay to the Brain program takes participants through a series of activities, including music therapy, cross-body movements, hand-eye coordination activity, and eye training. These exercises stimulate underutilized parts of the brain giving clients the improved ability to focus, center themselves, and get the most benefit out of therapeutic riding. This program is supported by neurological research that documents the impact of brain-building activities on individuals suffering with PTSD and/or physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. These sessions usually run from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

Veterans can do both or just one of these programs we offer.

Benefits of both programs:
-improved balance
-improved coordination
-greater mobility
-increased strength
-reduced anxiety
-less depression
-increased self regulation
-improved sleep/wake cycles
-enhanced relationships
-increased social involvement
-improved connection to life
Founded 2007
Products Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • 3160 N Custer Rd, McKinney (TX), 75071, United States
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