Welcome to the NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program
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.
For Sale Experienced-Skilled NMSU Riding Horses
For Sale from the NMSU Riding Program:
Dually - 17 year old sorrel Quarter Horse: 15.1hh stout gelding. Has been used on the ranch, worked cattle, roped off of, babysat beginners, worked in an arena. UTD on vaccinations, feet, teeth, etc. Is sound with front shoes. Doesn't know left lead. Open to any offers.
Gus - 18 year old gray Quarter Horse: 16.2hh stout gelding. Has been used on the ranch, worked cattle, shot off of, babysat beginners, worked in an arena, taught therapeutic riding lessons. UTD on vaccinations, feet, etc. Needs teeth floated. Is barefoot. Isn't always sound due to scar on foot, but doesn't seem to mind working. Doesn't like his right lead. Open to any offers.
Zero - 17 year old bay grade horse: 15.1hh gelding. He has been a 4-H horse, trail horse, beginner horse. Knows both leads and lateral work. UTD on vaccinations, feet, etc. Needs teeth floated. Isn't always sound on his right shoulder, but doesn't seem to mind working. Open to any offers.
J.J. - 17 year old sorrel Quarter Horse: 16hh stout gelding. NMSU bred. Knows his leads, lateral work, etc. Used as an Equestrian Team IHSA show horse, beginner horse, therapeutic riding horse, Special Olympics horse, and parade horse. He is bomb proof and knows a lot. Needs front shoes to stay sound.
Please call Sarah Veeder at 575-646-2929 for more information on any of these horses.
Looking For TRP Beginner Horses:
The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program is looking for two beginner horses for this year's program. These horses must be sound and quiet at the walk, jog or lope. Horses may be donated or leased to NMSU upon approval by the riding program manager. Approved horses may also be purchased. For more information, please contact Sarah Veeder, Riding Program Manager at (575) 646-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.