Foster Children & Equine Assisted Activities


Foster Child 

Therapeutic Riding

This program is generously given by a grant and is FREE to children who have been placed in the care of CYFD in Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties. 

Spaces and riding times are limited.  Call 505-554-9493 for more information.

How does a horse help?


  • recognizing feelings
  • emotional regulation
  • patience
  • overcoming fears
  • teamwork and cooperation
  • responsibility
  • healthy relationships
  • setting boundaries
  • aggression vs assertiveness
  • bonding and trust
  • creative thinking and problem solving
  • leadership


Foster Children Application and Brochure

Foster Application 2018 (pdf)


Foster Brochure (pdf)