<h1 class="MsoNormal"><b style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-variant: small-caps; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Instructional Programs<span style="font-size: 8px;">*</span></font></span></b></h1><h1 class="MsoNormal"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;" /><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Please email RideOn@ManeEventRide.org for current rates and services.</span></p><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Therapeutic Riding:</b></span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">  Private and group lessons are taught by PATH International-certified instructors designed to teach recreational horseback riding skills to individuals with physical, social, cognitive and educational needs.  Trained horse handlers and side-walkers are available to assist as needed.</span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Hippotherapy:</b>  Equine-facilitated therapy is available for riders with specific and prescribed therapy goals.  Mounted sessions are conducted with a physician's prescription under the direction of a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist, a certified therapeutic riding instructor and an appropriate number of volunteers performing the functions of horse leader and side-walkers. The horse's movement is used by the therapist to facilitate activity and normalize tone specific to the client's goals.</span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Equine Care and Management:</b>  Ground lessons covering a broad range of equine care and management topics including horse handling, basic equine first aid, common equine health issues and treatment, grooming tools and techniques, barn maintenance and proper feeding and nutrition.</span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Horsemanship – Beginner:</b>  Introduction to basic riding skills including balance, control and ring etiquette.  Riders learn to properly mount/dismount, walk, trot and perform simple riding patterns.  Lessons are taught by a qualified instructor and are available to adults and children five years of age and up.</span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Horsemanship – Intermediate:</b>  Expand on basic skills by learning to canter and work over cavaletti, ride outside the ring, and execute simple dressage maneuvers.  Lessons are taught by a qualified instructor and are available to adults and children ten years old and over.   </span></p></blockquote><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px; text-align: right;" /><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>Horse</b><b>manship – A</b><b>dva</b><b>nced:</b>  Lessons are tailored to individual rider’s goals.  Jumping and dressage instruction are available.  Lessons are taught by a qualified instructor and are available to adults and children fourteen and older. </span></p></blockquote></div></h1><h1 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><i style="line-height: 12.48px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;">* Please note:  The weight limit for riders is 180 pounds.</i><span style="line-height: 12.48px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;"> </span><span style="line-height: 12.48px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;"> </span></font></h1><div><span style="line-height: 12.48px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=7E546E5F3B49E298B63434D9205A03DA.TC3a?name=Photo.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="Photo.jpg" border="0" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h1 class="MsoNormal"><div style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px;"><span style="line-height: 12.48px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br /></font></span></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 12.48px;"><b><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-variant: small-caps;">Payments <br /></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 22px;">Cash, check and payment though social service or health care providers are the most common forms of payment.    To maintain affordability, Mane Event has not yet begun credit card payments.    </p></h1><h1 class="MsoNormal" /><h1 class="MsoNormal"><div style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px;"><b style="line-height: 12.48px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-variant: small-caps;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br /></font></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px;"><b style="line-height: 12.48px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-variant: small-caps;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Weather Cancellation Policy </font></span></b></div><div style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px;"><div><p style="line-height: 22px;" /></div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mane Event will cancel lessons when the following conditions exist or are forecast for lesson time 6 to 8 hours before lessons are scheduled to occur:<br /><br />• the temperature or wind chill is below 32-degrees<br />• if the arena surface is frozen or excessively wet  and deemed unsafe by Mane Event Program Director<br />• winds exceed 25 mph<br />• tornado warnings, severe rain, hail, heavy snow or thunderstorms<br />• driving conditions are considered hazardous </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Please check with your instructor for confirmation.  </font></p><div><p style="line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;a=USA/MD/Linthicum_Heights" style="line-height: 1.6; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="Georgia, serif">Click here for c</font>urrent conditions and forecast,</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecwv.html" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.6;">and here for current satellite images</a><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.6;"> </span></p><div></div></div></div><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.6;">Cancellation Procedure:</span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">1. Notice of blanket lesson cancellations due to inclement weather shall be made by the Mane Event Program Director only and shall be posted at ManeEventAtAndover@groups.facebook.com. The Program Director shall also notify instructors of cancelled lessons.  </span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">2. If cancellations are made by the Program Director, the Mane Event instructor shall contact riders as soon as practical.  </span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">3. Instructors shall contact the Mane Event Program Director immediately if either they or the rider cancel lessons without explicit instruction from the Program Director. Lessons cancelled by Mane Event shall not incur a charge to the rider. </span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">4. Cancellations by the rider due to weather conditions with less than the required notice shall be considered for credit by the Program Director.  </span></p></blockquote><blockquote style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><br /></p><div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.8182px; line-height: 14.1818px;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;">&copy; Copyright Mane Event </span></span><span style="font-size: 8pt;">2011</span><span style="font-size: 11.8182px; line-height: 14.1818px;">-2015</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 11.8182px; line-height: 14.1818px;"><br /></span></div></blockquote></h1><div><div><p style="background-color: transparent;" /> </div> </div>