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Programs that help emotionally disturbed or isolated individuals by giving them an opportunity to interact with a domestic animal or horse in a variety of manners and settings.

5301 Central Ave NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-660-3736
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5301 Central Ave NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-660-3736
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Mi Via, which means “my path”, “my way” or “my road”, is designed to assist you in managing your own services and supports to live your best life. Mi Via is about choosing self-direction over your home and community-based services, support and goods within your approved plan and budget. The Mi Via Waiver program provides an array of living supports (for adults only), community membership supports, health and wellness supports and other related supports and goods.

Services include Consultant/Support Guide Services, Personal Plan Facilitation, Community Membership Supports, Living Supports, Health and Wellness Services, Other Related Goods and Supports, and Services for Children.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
7 Wildwood Lane
Peralta, NM 87042
Phone: 505-459-9813
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7 Wildwood Lane
Peralta, NM 87042
Phone: 505-459-9813
Email: wilderwoodequinetherapy@gmail.com
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Wilderwood: A Unique Program

Wilderwood Equine Therapy’s program is a unique equine-assisted and college-equivalent classroom curriculum designed by autistics for autistics. The three-semester (9-month) program is for autistic teens and adults to strengthen their self-perception and self-possibility, achieve career and employment goals, and embrace and celebrate the innate connection between horses and autistics.

Wilderwood also rescues unwanted horses, provides them a lifetime loving home, and educates the community about horses and autism.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
53 Mill Rd
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: 505-907-4780
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53 Mill Rd
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: 505-907-4780
Services Provided: Helping children and adults reach their full ability through equine-facilitated programs.

Therapeutic riding is using the movement of the horse to influence the rider's strength, posture, balance, coordination, motor planning,
head and trunk control, speech, sensory integration, fine motor skills, and many others. Horsin' Around has received our 501(c)3 non-profit
status and the center depends on contributions from outside sources to enable our economically disadvantaged riders to participate.
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
26 Road 3450
Flora Vista, NM 87415
Phone: 505-801-0373
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26 Road 3450
Flora Vista, NM 87415
Phone: 505-801-0373
Email: indra_lor_iac@msn.com
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Provides therapeutic riding programs. Individual and group riding for individuals with special needs.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-2929
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1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-2929
Email: trp@nmsu.edu
Services Provided: NMSU currently offers: Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding.
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
PO Box 32505
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone: 505-471-2000
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PO Box 32505
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone: 505-471-2000
Services Provided: The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding provides instruction in riding and horsemanship with the goal of expanding the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills and well-being of individuals with special needs. Students of all ages and abilities participate in our program with the ultimate goal of learning to ride as independently as possible, gaining enhanced self-confidence from their accomplishments.

Our instructors, who are certified by PATH Intl., develop a lesson plan that is specific to each individual’s needs and goals. We offer private and group lessons. In addition to serving persons with special needs, NMCTR also offers riding to seniors over 60.
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
PO Box 44517
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Phone: 505-554-9493
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PO Box 44517
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Phone: 505-554-9493
Email: info@lovingthunder.com
Services Provided: Loving Thunder's mission is to empower and improve the quality of life for people with mental and physical challenges through therapeutic horsemanship, equine-assisted activities, and educational outreach to all.
Loving Thunder is a 501 (c)3, a Premier Accredited Center through PATH, Intl. (Professional Assn. of Therapeutic Riding, Intl.), and the only PAC in the entire state of NM.

Eligibility/Ages: Age 4 and up, Foster Children, At-Risk Youth, Veterans
Services: Therapeutic Riding
Insurances Accepted: Private pay, Mi Via Waiver
Other: Scholarships may be available
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
475 Camino de Corrales Del Norte
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: 505-926-1426
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475 Camino de Corrales Del Norte
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: 505-926-1426
Services Provided: Eligibility/Ages: 5-years-old through adulthood

Services: Recreational Horsemanship for people with disabilities, Therapeutic Horsemanship

Insurance Accepted: Private pay, Mi Via Waiver

Other: Scholarships may be available
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
1090 Mountain Valley Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015
Phone: 505-281-1811
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1090 Mountain Valley Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015
Phone: 505-281-1811
Email: skylinetherapy@aol.com
Services Provided: Eligibility/Ages: Birth to 18 years old

Services: Using Equine movement as part of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, aka Hippotherapy

Insurance Accepted: Presbyterian, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina, United, Tricare Military, Cigna and all Centennial Care/Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
2410 Venetian Way SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: 505-255-1100
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2410 Venetian Way SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: 505-255-1100
Services Provided: Eligibility/Ages: Typically children < 85 lbs.

Services: Using Equine movement as part of Speech Therapy, aka Hippotherapy

Insurance Accepted: Molina, Presbyterian, Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Other: Spanish speaking
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
PO Box 7755
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-908-0717
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PO Box 7755
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-908-0717
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Services: Using Equine movement as part of Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, aka Hippotherapy

Insurances Accepted: Presbyterian, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina, and Centennial Care/Medicaid MCOs: Presbyterian, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina

Other: Facility therapy dog also a treatment option

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
173 El Camino Campo
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: 505-710-7668
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173 El Camino Campo
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: 505-710-7668
Email: DebbieLanphere@aol.com
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Using Equine movement as part of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, aka Hippotherapy

Eligibility/Ages: 3 years to adulthood; Initial screening to determine eligibility

Insurance Accepted: Presbyterian, DD Waiver, Mi Via Waiver, Private Pay, and Centennial Care/Medicaid MCO: Presbyterian

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
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20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Email: pattydobbsgross@gmail.com
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A nonprofit helping children who face social, emotional or educational challenges with the help of animal assisted therapy, school visits and assistance dog placements. Serves children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/10/2021
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875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Services Provided: Specializing in visiting programs with Therapy Animals, Companion Animals and Social/therapy Animals. Educates healthcare and other professionals; Provides gold standard therapy animal curriculum and training; Empowers individuals with disabilities; Advances knowledge about research.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
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PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-9550
Email: servicedoginfo@yahoo.com
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Prepares and places fully trained dogs with approved disabled recipients.

Types of Assistance Dogs:

  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Mobility
  • Psychiatric Service
  • Seizure Alert
  • Diabetic Alert
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It costs over $38,000 to train and place a Service Dog. Involvement in fundraising is voluntary. No out-of-pocket costs for recipients. 

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 7/27/2021
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
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5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. The Mother's Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide. Information on how to receive milk can be found online.
The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project, in partnership with the prison-trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries, matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
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P.O. Box 246
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-754-0400
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P.O. Box 246
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-754-0400
Fax: 801-754-0401
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Email: EQUINE@EAGALA.ORG
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Provides global standard and certification for equine therapy programs. Involves a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client in an arena at all times.

See website to find a local Eagala Model Program.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020