Defensa Horse Class | Equine Education | Riding Horses

Defensa can work with individuals, schools and communities to offer Equine Education, Riding Lessons & Experiences, Pony Rides &  Birthday or Special Occasion Horses.   Most times these activities will require a donation be made to Defensa, the donation goes towards the costs of the activity itself as well as to the daily care for our rescued horses.  The purpose of this work is to inspire and educate more people to advocate for all horses in Puerto Rico, as well as to expose our rescued horses to more individuals in hopes of adopting out more of our rescued horses.  We are not a ‘riding school’ – we are a Federal and Puerto Rico Non Profit Animal Rescue Group.

If you’d like to support our efforts you can make a donation or purchase an Amazon Horse Wishlist gift for our horses to support our work as written about in the Horse Nation Standing Ovation.

We highly recommend  Rincon’s Pintos “R” Us Trail Rides if you are wanting to experience horseback riding in Rincon Puerto Rico.  They offer beach and trail rides daily and year round by appointment only (787) 516-7090.

Working with horses can teach all ages to respect & rescue horses as well as teach patients, confidence, compassion for animals and tenaciousness!   Our classes follow “Natural horsemanship” styles – no wiping or hitting.

Requirements for working with our horses

  1. By invitation R.S.V.P only please – reach us at
  2. Signed Horse Waiver

Depending on your lifestyle, owning a horse in Puerto Rico can be easy and affordable.  If you want to learn how to find and own a horse in Puerto Rico please reach out to us via

If you are looking for regular riding lessons or horse therapy for ages 3+ contact West Coast Ecuestre Riding Club & Centro de Equinoterapia in Aguada Puerto Rico.