Enchanted Equine Adventures, LLC
Come ride in Albuquerque’s beautiful
South Valley with PATH Certified
Therapeutic Riding Instructor,
Kendra J. Loring
Enchanted Equine Adventures, LLC was founded in 2012 by me, Kendra J. Loring, with the support of my family. I have been horse crazy since I was a child. I grew up on Cape Cod, MA and pursued my love of horses through 4-H. I attended Johnson and Wales University and received a BS and AS in Equine Studies/Riding. After college, I spent many years in retail management learning how to run a business. I utilized all the ABQ small business resources available to find a way to start EEA.
We began EEA with two horses adopted from the NM Horse Rescue at Walkin n Circles Ranch. That number quickly became three, when we realized that one of the horses was pregnant. Acheron was born in July of 2013 and has become part of the program! We have a birthday party for him every summer at the end of our Horsemanship Program.
I am a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor and I have been teaching horseback riding for over 20 years!
Currently we have five horses and offer therapeutic riding, riding lessons, horsemanship programs and equine assisted activities to the ABQ market. We specialize in kids, seniors, veterans, first responders, homeschool kids, people with MS, anxiety and PTSD as well as kids and adults with disabilities.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
The American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association recognize the therapeutic benefits of riding.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, PATH Intl., says: “Because horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. In addition to the therapeutic benefits, horseback riding also provides recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors.”
Dr. Rallie McAllister says in her book, Riding for Life, “In a horse’s presence, time has a way of standing still, giving you a much-needed respite from the frantic pace of life in the fast lane. When you are with a horse, you enter a world of open space and fresh air, which comes with an incredible sense of release and freedom. You’re able to appreciate the beauty and the wonder of nature. Not only does a relationship with a horse enhance your emotional well-being, it also contributes to your physical health. While riding may relax your mind, it is a rigorous sport that challenges your body.”