Rancho Escondido Therapeutic Riding & Equine Assisted Therapy (RETREAT) is a 501(c)(3) New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation that provides a variety of equine services to the greater El Paso and Las Cruces area.

Equine Therapy: Yes, we are horse people, but we are a whole lot more. Our staff includes two Licensed Professional Counselors, a Master Social Worker, a Junior Social Worker and a Center Director who holds a Master’s in Special Education with a Graduate Certificate in Autism. Combined, our staff has dozens of years of riding experience in numerous disciplines and an equal amount of experience working with children and adolescents with mental health, behavioral and physical challenges.

We provide Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Traditional Riding Lessons and behavioral therapy to children, adolescents and adults of ALL abilities.

We have just moved to a new facility near La Union, New Mexico, right outside of El Paso, Texas, and we provide services to people in the greater Las Cruces, Mesilla Valley and El Paso metro area. (Our address is in Anthony, NM because that’s the post office that services us, but we are much closer to La Union than Anthony).

The mission of RETREAT, INC. is to be a haven for riders of ALL abilities, from typically developing children who just want to learn to ride, to children facing the extraordinary challenges that come with Autism and related developmental disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Behavioral Disorders, and other challenges.

It is our hope that, through equine-based therapeutic intervention, we can make a measurable improvement in the quality of the lives of ALL riders! 

At a Glance

Summer Camp 2023 Information!
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Waivers & Contracts

Boy Scout Horsemanship Badge Information

A huge “THANK YOU” to the folks at Sam’s on North Mesa for their generous donation to Rancho Escondido! Your support is directly funding riders who could not otherwise participate.


Rancho Escondido Receives Platinum Star of Transparency; Highest Ranking from GuideStar.