Albuquerque police lend helping hand to South Valley non-profit

Mandy's Farm
Mandy's Farm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A unique program in the South Valley for people with developmental disabilities can now expand, thanks to a generous donation.

Mandy’s Farm in the South Valley uses the fundamentals of horse riding to help people develop broader skills.

Participants haven’t been able to ride their horse, Beauty, though, because they didn’t have a saddle that fit her. That is, until Thursday, when Albuquerque Police Department’s horse mounted unit donated one of theirs.

“It’s a big step to expand our horsemanship program. It’s really cool actually,” volunteer Marina Resh said.

APD also brought some of their horses for participants to see and pet. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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