Manna's Hana Riding Center

Helping Achieve Needed Agility for Individuals with Special Needs

Manna’s HANA is a nonprofit corporation founded through love to provide recreational riding for individuals with special needs by means of equine-assisted activities. 

Come be a part of making a difference in the life of a child!! 

Who We Are...

Manna's Hana Riding Center, Inc. was formed by Bobbie Abell in October, 2010 in Putnam County. It is a 501 (c)3 non-profit corporation. Manna'a Hana went from being a "dream to a reality" on April 9, 2011. Our Board of Directors are committed to the mission statement and keeping the organization focused. Volunteers are the backbone of our riding program. Donations are the main support for our center. 

Who We Serve...

We are teaching students, 5 years old and up fundamental horse care and recreational riding skills. Our horses can safely carry someone up to 160 pounds. Services are provided without descrimination; however, the program reserves right to refuse services when the situation is deemed imprudent for medical, safety, or other reasons. There is a nominal fee of $25 for each lesson. 

Physical Benefits

The horse's movement has an effect on the rider's body. The natural rhythm of the horse aids in circulation and relaxation while gently exercising and massaging the rider's joints, muscles, and spine. Some benefits include increased strength, endurance, and improved balance and posture. It is said that in 10 minutes the horse produces 1,000 random movements which are transmitted to the rider. 

Emotional Benefits

Riding can improve self-esteem. The success of overcoming fear and anxiety can help a rider realize self worth. The knowledge that one can help a rider realize self worth. The knowledge that one can care and interact with a thousand-pound animal does wonders for a rider's confidence. In one experience, riding incorporated mind, body, and emotions. 

Vision Statement:

Helping Achieve Needed Agility for children with special needs…where the Holy Spirit mingled with the spirit of the horse restores the human spirit back to the Living God.

Therapeutic Riding (TR) is riding lessons for individuals with disabilities with the goal of teaching riding skills and using the natural therapeutic benefits of the horse to achieve the rider’s life goals and contribute positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being. The lesson is taught by a riding instructor with a special training in safety standards and adaptations to teach a rider with disabilities.