Changing lives one rider at a time since 1988

​Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso

THEP is a 501(c)3 non profit organization

Volunteers are the heart of this organization and we are tremendously grateful to our hardworking, talented, dedicated volunteer staff. Join the team and become a volunteer with THEP!

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For more than 25 years, participants have enjoyed the experiences, challenges, and rewards of Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso's services.  Our goals are to help our riders strive towards increased independence, self confidence, strength, relaxation, empathy, social skills, decision making, responsibility, communication, and a deeper connection to the world around them.  We endeavor to translate these qualities from the arena to everyday life.

THEP provides Therapeutic Riding sessions privately or in small groups, depending on the individual needs of the rider. Lessons are taught year round by our dedicated instructors. Our volunteer staff is instrumental to our instructors and in the success of our program


Services are provided at our beautiful 5 acre facility located at 924 Gato Road in El Paso, Texas.  We have 3 outdoor riding arenas and an indoor riding facility.  We offer specially designed steps and ramps for mounting as well as thoughtfully modified tack and equipment to meet the needs of all of our riders.

Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso has always been a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 to ensure that its unique services are highly accessible to the entire community.


There were days when my daughter would just melt down. Her disorder was even affecting her nutrition because she only liked the texture of crunchy food and she didn't talk to people much before either. Her first session was like magic, it has helped her so much. She is truly a different person.  When she leaves here, she is so in tune with her environment, she can cope with all that is around her"


V. Ochoa


“He didn't walk until he was a bit older and there were delays in his development, along with all the things that come with having Down's Syndrome. We looked at THEP as something that could catch him up developmentally.  And it has... he is better with his balance and he is a social butterfly now. This has given him his own sense of self.  He is much more independent now"


D. McKnight


We provide quality therapeutic riding programs to children and adults. Each lesson plan is created to encourage individuals to gain strength, self-esteem and independence.