As a result, we have decided to delay the start of the spring class session by two weeks to allow the current situation to become clearer and to allow us to further develop best practices.
Let us reassure you — 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!
Some of our 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 very important that we all work together to ensure that the Therapeion environment remains a place of healing and fun.
Parents/students who wish to cancel the whole of the spring session—for any reason—may do so without penalty at any point before classes start. After classes start, you may cancel without penalty if we are given notice 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.
As a reminder, the Therapeion phone number is (765) 414-8066. Please call or text if you will be missing one or more classes. You may also send us an e-mail if you are notifying us one or more days in advance.
Given the above, we have also updated and formalized our policies on health practices for students, volunteers, and visitors, as of March 16, 2020. They are posted on our website.
We will be continuously monitoring the situation and will announce changes on our website and via e-mail, if warranted.
—The Board of Directors of Therapeion TRC