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Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Kendra Loring

Instructor of the year 2016

Kendra has been a volunteer at Loving Thunder for 2 years.  She had a goal of becoming a PATH, Intl instructor and accomplished that goal in 2013.  She now is a valued instructor in the program.  She has over 20 years experience in the horse field and also does private lessons at her own facility, Enchanted Equine Adventures, LLC. She has a BS in Equine Studies/Riding from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.

Twuana Raupp

​Twuana is our Founder, Executive Director, Lead Instructor, and Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning.  She is a Registered PATH Intl instructor with a passion for horses and individuals with special needs.  She stumbled onto the concept of Therapeutic Riding while she was a  4H leader for the Sandoval StarBucks 4H Club.  She is the mother of a special needs daughter with developmental delays and Autism.  Her search for Equine services for her own daughter made her realize that there are not enough providers and especially ones who truly understand the goals of a parent with special needs children.  So in 2008, she got to work becoming certified, forming a non profit, and providing services for families of New Mexico.  She makes certain that Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding is a program about the riders, not what is convenient for the instructor or volunteers.  She strives to make certain that each rider is treated as an individual and is challenged to do as much as they can to become an accomplished horseman.