Who We Are

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Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) has been making a difference in the lives of children, adults, and veterans living with disabilities for 48 years. Co-founded in 1974 by a physical therapist and an equine specialist as an alternative to traditional therapy approaches, TROT began providing services to individuals with disabilities. It was one of the first programs of its kind in the United States.

TROT continues to be a leader in innovative and therapeutic therapies by maintaining a distinguished title of a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), International. TROT is proud to be the only Premier Accredited Center providing life-changing services for individuals in the Greater Tucson area.

Over the years, TROT has served thousands of individuals living with disabilities. It is dedicated to empowering the most vulnerable individuals to move in a world where capabilities surpass the sense of inability through the power of horses.


TROT operates a state of the art mechanical lift system to improve the safety of mounting and dismounting our riders who may experience mobility issues. Our SafeTracc lift allows us to provide critical therapeutic services to individuals with mobility issues who, without a lift may not have been able to experience the healing power of equine therapy.

TROT has been established at its current location since 1986. Our 18-acre property sits at the base of the picturesque Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. TROT is fully equipped with 15 trained equine partners, covered and uncovered riding arenas, sensory trail, barn, six grassy pastures, and administrative offices. 

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