The Adaptive Horsemanship Program is one of the most popular services offered at Mandy’s Farm. For individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, the program is proven to strengthen muscles, balance, and coordination. It also builds confidence, patience, and self-esteem. It is uniquely designed to build skills in horsemanship and develop a trusting relationship between horse and rider. These classes provide riders, of all experience levels, with the opportunity to learn principles of horse handling, animal care, and Western and/or English riding techniques
Program Funding Supporters:
There is a fee for this program, but a special camp has been funded at no cost through The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division’s Outdoor Equity Program for 80 youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities to participate in the summer of 2024.