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Welcome to the NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program

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The NMSU Therapeutic Riding (TR) Program consists of Therapeutic Riding, Ground Lessons, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Hippotherapy.

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) are designed to improve the quality of life for people of different ages and abilities by using horsemanship programs and outdoor experiential education to develop confidence, self-worth, and active community participation.

These EAATs can help children and adults with physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges gain strength and independence.

EAATs help people from all backgrounds and walks of life in a variety of ways, including increasing strength and flexibility, improving motor skills, promoting speech and cognitive reasoning, and building relationships and social skills. The individuals may face any number of challenges, but all benefit from the power of the horse.

THANK YOU for your Support at our Annual Horse Carnival

On Saturday, April 5 the Therapeutic Riding Program had their Annual Horse Carnival fundraiser at the NMSU Equestrian Center. We had a good crowd and fun activities that were enjoyed by all who attended.

Local Articles - Las Cruces Sun News

Equine fans paint, ride friendly horses for a good cause - by S. Derrickson Moore - posted 4/5/2014


NMSU Therapy Riding Program Helps the Disabled - by Matlin Smith - posted 3/29/2014