Our Story

Jose Garcia has been working with horses his entire life. With more than 30 years providing horseback riding experiences for tourists and locals alike, his love of the animals and of life is contagious.

Our Approach

We believe in a safe and fun experience for all of our riders. Horseback riding is of course an inherently 'risky' activity, but through knowing our area, our horses, and putting safety first we seek to ensure that you will have a great ride whether it is your first or your fiftieth!

Meet the Team

Horses by Jose is a team effort. Meet some of the people who make it all come together!



Jose is the man behind the whole enchilada! Be warned - he will most likely tell you it is his birthday, no matter the day, as he believes every day should be celebrated as though it were your birthday. Jose loves his horses, and he loves sharing them with you!



Erin came to horses late in life, and with some fear to overcome. With the help of good horses and the patience of Jose, she has become a vaquera in her own right. Her horse, Luna, is a rescue who Erin says has 'rescued her as well.'

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Alejandro is Jose's son. He's been riding horses since before he could walk! With Alejandro leading you, you will be in good hands - he knows horses, and he knows La Mision, inside and out, and loves to share both with those who come to enjoy the beauty of La Mision.