ABOUT US

Established in 2007, Therapeion is a 501(c3)  non-profit that provides equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals in Tippecanoe, White, and the surrounding counties.

CONTACT

765-414-8066

 

11030 South 200 West

Brookston, IN 47923

 

therapeion@yahoo.com

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Therapeion Health Rules

These expanded health rules will be in effect at Therapeion, as of March 16, 2020.  We will be monitoring medical advice and making adjustments as deemed appropriate by changing circumstances.

Note that anyone violating these rules will be permanently banned from any future Therapeion activities.

​Let us first note something important — horses cannot catch or transmit the coronavirus!  Furthermore, all of our horses get regular attention from Purdue’s veterinarians. Thus, we don’t need to do anything special with the horses — they are safe, and of particular importance: they cannot infect any of the riders or volunteers!

Let us also note that some of the students, volunteers, and staff may have weakened immune systems, and some are in groups with a higher risk of complications if they fall ill. It is thus extremely important that we all work together to ensure that the Therapeion environment remains a place of healing and fun for everyone.

As a reminder, the Therapeion phone number is (765) 414-8066.

 

​Everyone

  1. Anyone who themselves or close family members have traveled outside the US to a CDC-designated level 2 or 3 location within the last 21 days should self-isolate and not come to Therapeion. Anyone who has symptoms of or a diagnosis of COVID-19 (the actual illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus), or who has had contact with someone diagnosed with it within the last 21 days should self-isolate and not come to the stables.  (Reason: the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus can be spread before symptoms develop, and younger people, in particular, may be asymptomatic carriers.) Class fees for students in this situation will be refunded.

  2. Any person who is ill with anything that might be contagious should not come to the stables for any reason.  This is mandatory if the person is running a fever or has a cough.  Be considerate of everyone else and don’t take a chance of infecting others with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or influenza, or a cold, or anything else.  Please call the Therapeion phone number to let us know as soon as you can if you are not coming in.  

  3. Any communicable disease diagnosis for anyone who has been at the stable in the previous week should be immediately reported (by phone) to Therapeion. This includes not only the development of COVID-19 but influenza, strep, measles, mumps, etc.  We will respect the privacy of the family involved but we also have a duty to inform and protect our students and volunteers; Therapeion will not disclose the identity of infected persons, only that there has been a potential exposure.  

  4. Unless a physician advises otherwise, we encourage everyone — including adults -- to be current on their standard vaccinations (e.g., tetanus, measles, mumps, diphtheria, chickenpox, rubella).  It is also not too late to get a flu shot this year! Consult your physician if you are unsure of your current status. 

  5. We strongly encourage everyone to carry a bottle of hand sanitizer when they come to Therapeion.  We encourage its use on hands both before and after class. It should also be used after touching communal items such as pens, clipboards, etc.  (If anyone has extra bottles of sanitizer to donate, please do so!)

  6. Everyone should wear a clean, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toe shoes when present at the stable.

  7. The instructors (Libby and Kim) have the authority to ask anyone to leave, immediately, if they have reason to believe that the health or safety of any persons or animals is at risk as a result of that person’s continued presence.

​Students and families

  1. Only one family member, guardian, or escort per family is allowed on-site with each student unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructors.  

  2. Some of our students are “huggers.” Shaking hands, hugging, and other touching will be politely discouraged. Please do not take this personally!

  3. Students are required to wear a clean, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.

  4. Each family should bring hand sanitizer to classes, and use it on themselves and the student both before and after each class.

  5. All families/participants should keep at least 4 feet away from others in the classroom and common spaces.  There is enough room to do that.

  6. Students will not be charged for classes they miss because of illness if we are informed ahead of time.  Note that it is important that family members of non-verbal students pay special attention to their health.  Please put the health of everyone involved as a priority and take a “sick day” if needed!

  7. Anyone wishing to cancel the remainder of the session—for any reason—may do so without penalty if we are given prior notice, preferably at least 24 hours before the next scheduled class.  We will refund unused class fees or apply them as a credit to a future session, at the client’s discretion.

Volunteers 

  1. If you suspect that a client or parent is ill, report it to Libby and/or Kim.  

  2. ​Before and after a class session, use a disinfectant spray or wipe to clean the reins, helmet, saddle, and other tack that may have been touched by either the student or any volunteer.  We recommend you also use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after each session. 

  3. Try to minimize touching your face, or any students or other volunteers.  If side-walking and holding onto a student’s leg, don’t worry about the contact but be sure to clean your hands when you return to the barn.

  4. If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into your arm/elbow, never your hand.  If you forget, clean your hands before touching anything else another person might touch.

  5. If you are unable to attend a class for any reason please give us as much advance notice as possible.

 

These policies will be updated as needed.  The version currently posted on the website will be the rules in effect.

 

—The Board of Directors and the Instructors of Therapeion