Rancho Escondido Therapeutic Riding & Equine Assisted Therapy (RETREAT) is a 501(c)(3) New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation that provides Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Traditional Riding Lessons, behavioral therapy and other equine services to children, adolescents and adults of ALL abilities.
Equine Therapy: Click here for details. 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.
Traditional Riding Lessons: Click here for details. We offer English Riding, Beginning and Intermediate Jumping, Beginning Dressage, Western Pleasure, Barrels, Gymkhana event training and a whole lot more!
Horses for Homeschoolers: Click here for details. This budget-friendly program provides a basic intro to horseback riding. It is taught exclusively during the week during school hours and is limited to children aged 5 – 13.
Painted Party Ponies: Click here for details. Come paint (and play with) our ponies! We have two mini-ponies and a gigantic Percheron draft horse that will be the center of your birthday party, Quince or other celebration. Create your own ranch adventure!
Horse Boarding and Horse Hotel Services: Click here for details. We offer overnight boarding by the day and by the month, with annual contracts available. Take advantage of our BLM Land Access where you can ride your horse all the way to Tucson if you dare!
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!