Pony Express Fall 2022

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Pony Express Fall 2022

Pony Express is a recreational horseback riding program for children with disabilities.

When and where

Location

Magic Meadow Stable 340 Rodney Lane SE Heath, OH 43056

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Pony Express is a recreational horseback riding program for children with disabilities. Riding is an excellent form of recreation and socialization. It helps to develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline. Riding also strengthens and relaxes muscles, and improves posture, balance, and coordination, while also increasing joint mobility.

Participants take turns riding the horses. The number of turns will vary depending on the number of participants and available horses. While on the horses, participants play games, stretch, and socialize with volunteers. Horses are led by one volunteer as two additional volunteers walk with the rider to hold them onto the saddle. Steps are available for those who need assistance mounting their horse. If a participant needs to be lifted, please be prepared to assist your child or bring someone to assist at sessions. Volunteers may not be able or willing to lift all participants.

Who Can Enroll? All children (ages 5-21) with disabilities in Licking and Knox Counties may participate. Adult participation is based on space availability. Participant eligibility is based on space, safety, and suitability of the rider to the program. Parents, siblings, and other visitors should still register with a guest ticket (it is FREE).

When are the Sessions? 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, September 20, 27, and October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022. Note the Location: Magic Meadow Stable: 340 Rodney Lane SE, Heath, Ohio 43056

What is the Cost of the Program? $25.00 per rider per 6-week session. Pay with your credit card online.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Sign up for our texting updates to inform you of any cancellations due to inclement weather. Text the word PONY to the number 740-224-8441.

COVID-19 CHANGES/RESTRICTIONS: At this time, we do not know what restrictions will be mandated when sessions begin. We will keep you up to date through our text message system. We will not be providing a craft table, snacks, or drinks during the fall 2022 session.

We are STRONGLY RECOMMENDING the following actions to best keep you safe:

1. Maintain a 6-foot social distance between yourself and other guests/volunteers.

2. Limit the number of guests and family members attending riding sessions with your child to 2 people. (Example 1 rider, 1 parent, 1 sibling per group)

3. Bring your own helmet. If you do not have a helmet, one will be assigned for you to use during riding sessions.

4. Use hand sanitizer often.