THNM Skyline Therapy Services

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NTEE Code: 
N- Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
D- Animal Related
E- Health Care
H- Medical Research
Mission Statement: 

To provide outpatient therapy services to special needs individuals - specializing in the use of hippotherapy (equine movement) and related equine assisted activities as treatment strategies.


We provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy to special needs children - specializing in the use of hippotherapy (equine movement) and equine assisted therapy activities - since 1982.

We provide American Hippotherapy Association approved educational courses in the use of hippotherapy as a treatemnt tool to professionals nation wide. We are involved in research of the effectiveness of hippotherapy through the Univeristy of New Mexico. We have helped to establish the national standards of practice and accreditation process for therapists using hippotherapy as part of their clinical practice.

We produce the PRCA Exceptional Rodeo program for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association which is a recreational event designed to pair prorodeo contestants with special needs children in amodifed rodeo event and have done so nationally since 1983.

Populations Served: 
Native American
Children and Youth
Low Income
Women and Girls
Men and Boys
Counties Served: 
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$24,999 or less
10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director: 
Ruth Dismuke-Blakely
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Does not accept volunteer or board inquires
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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Last Updated Date: 
Jan 3 2012

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