Conveniently located in Rio Rancho, NM.
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
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Thank you for visiting Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc.'s web site. Loving Thunder is a 501 (c) 3 NON Profit Corporation. We are proud to say that we are the ONLY PATH,Intl PREMIER ACCREDITED CENTER in New Mexico. PATH, Intl (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) is a worldwide organization dedicated to establishing centers with the highest quality of standards in the industry. As an all-volunteer organization we depend on your participation either by contribution or by volunteering to help. Our goal is to help all individuals who want to learn to ride a horse be successful, no matter what their challenges in life might be. We serve both the veteran population as well as the developmental, physically, or mentally challenged individuals of our community. Riding instruction is performed by certified PATH, Intl. instructors who create customized lessons structured for the individual, offering whatever supports are needed to insure the riders are successful. While they are learning to ride, they are reducing the effects of PTSD, increasing mobility, gaining independence and self-confidence, and improving their overall health all through the magic of a horse. Volunteering is rewarding and you don't have to worry if you aren't currently horse savvy. We will train you to help and be safe around the horses. We hope you will decide to join our team and help us.