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The NMSU Therapeutic Riding (TR) Program consists of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) that 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.

Currently NMSU offers Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Hippotherapy.


Spencer CW Au

Location 750 Stewart Street Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 USA
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
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