1. Getting Started
First please complete all paperwork included in this
package. Then either mail (HETRA, 10130 S. 222nd Street, Gretna, NE 68028) or fax (866) 577-4598 your completed paperwork in to
HETRA. Once you have completed your
paperwork please contact Edye (402) 708-6433, to schedule your evaluation (new
participants) or riding time (returning participants).
If you are a returning participant your reevaluation if needed will be completed
during your first riding session. All new participants need to schedule a
2. Participant Dismissal & Discharge Policy
It is at the discretion of
HETRA’s Executive Director and Program Director to accept or remove a participant from the program. The results of a risk/benefit analysis will also be
considered. Participants who do not adhere to the rules and procedures or meet the
guidelines for eligibility are subject to dismissal or discharge. Possible
grounds for dismissal may include, but are not limited to: conduct endangering
another participant or staff or the horse, conduct endangering themselves,
consistent failure to follow safety procedures with respect to the horses, a
gain in weight above the HETRA maximum levels, failure to cancel in advance for
more than three lessons or incomplete paperwork. Paperwork that is required is:
Registration / Health History/Photo Release, Authorization for Emergency/
Medical Treatment, Consent for Release of Information, Participant’s (Signed)
Medical History and Physicians Statement, Policies, Procedures and Barn Rules
Agreement. The development of a
contraindicated condition or the deterioration of a condition to the point horseback
riding is no longer beneficial or could be harmful to the participant or where
safety for the participant or others has become a concern.
at HETRA shall have no history of inappropriate behavior with fire or any
tendencies or history of abuse or violence directed toward other people or
animals. HETRA reserves the right to deny services to any individual based upon
concerns for the applicant’s safety and/or the safety of the horses,
volunteers, staff, property owners, or for other reasons in accordance with PATH, Intl. operating center guidelines.
No participant will be
dismissed without an opportunity to discuss the reasons with supervisory
staff. The participant may at any time, for
whatever reason, decide to sever the participant relationship with HETRA. Notice of
such a decision should be communicated as soon as possible.
3. Weight Limitations for All Participants
are listed below, but decisions regarding participation will be based on the
availability of a suitable horse related to the height, weight, cognition and
balance of the participant.
- 220 lbs. for a well balanced centered participants not
· - 180
lbs. for an unbalanced participant needing sidewalker assistance.
· - Each
horse has individual weight limitations based upon the horses height, weight,
age and physical and medical condition.
- We are able to accommodate weights over the 220 range for ground or carriage driving lessons.
of a weekly riding time for new participants
Once the initial evaluation is completed we will
make a program recommendation for you and then see if we have a
current opening in the HETRA schedule that is suitable to meet your needs. If an opening does not currently
exist then we will put your participant on a waiting list and you will be notified
as soon as an opening becomes available.
Riding sessions are offered late afternoon to evening on weekdays and mid day on the weekends, available riding times will be discussed
at your evaluation.
You will be
notified by phone, email and/or text message for weather cancellations.
No open toe shoes, sandals, or clog type shoes. No slick (jogging type) pants. We would prefer that your participant wore
pants instead of shorts as the saddle can get very uncomfortable with direct
We ask that children be monitored and in direct
vision of the adult at all times while at the facility. Please review the barn rules with your
children prior to arriving at the barn. Please make sure there is another adult to supervise children during your HETRA sessions.
and OTHER ANIMALS
Do not bring dogs or other animals to the barn with
you at anytime. The exception to this
rule is service animals. Please let your Instructor know if you will be bringing a service animal to the session with
Please direct questions to your Instructor. If you do not get a
satisfactory answer to your question please feel free to contact Edye at 402-708-6433.
so much for your interest in our program, we look forward to working with you
this year. I can be reached and
communicate best through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be reached at 402-708-6433.