Please call 575-776-2856 to book your date and time.
When booking below please put a $100 per hour per rider.
(up to 4 hr long rides and up to 3 riders at a time)
Our Horse Riding program is HORSE DANCE EQUINE THERAPY (HDET)
Horse Dance Equine Therapy (HDET) is an outdoor equine recreation program with facilities located in Embudo, NM near the Rio Grande river.
HDET has been serving the public since 2015 for free once a week as well as offering private lessons on how to deal and heal trauma and anxiety with natural horsemanship therapy and horseback riding.
HDET outdoor recreation activity is available to the public and is readily accessible for veterans, behavioral health, victims of domestic abuse, youth at risk, suicide prevention, children with special needs, and a place for family to create happy memories
HDET Outdoor Recreation Public Program Components
1. Horse Safety
HDET Trainers cover all the perimeters of equine safety and maintaining confidence on the ground with horses including approaching, handling, leading, tying, bridling, saddling and grooming.
Breathing and Horse Massage
HDET breathing techniques provide calming effects for both horse and rider.
Dance & Drum Grounding
Pre-Ride Traditional Indigenous Pueblo “round dance” before working with the horses, allows for grounding and settlement of energies before mounting a horse. Our horse dance songs are native to New Mexico.
- Round Pen Lessons
HDET Facilitators teach how to stop, walk, and turn a horse with natural horsemanship while inside a round pen.
- Horseback Meditation
HDET staff lead riders on horses while providing visualizatioin and breathing techniques for grounding and how to deal with anxiety.
- Arena Riding
Once riders have learned basic natural horsemanship technique, riders are allowed to ride around in the arena practicing their natural horsemanship techniques with horse walkers supervising their safety.
- Trail Riding to the River and Caves (??)
HDET facilitators and horse walkers supervise trail rides to the adjacent Rio Grande river and nearby caves once riders feel confident and comfortable after experiencing round pen and arena techniques.