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The Horse Shelter

Rescuing Abused, Abandoned and Neglected  Horses Throughout New Mexico




All of our horses have been received by NM Livestock Board, or other government agencies. We do not take owner surrenders, but we will do our very best to facilitate placement and advise for the many horse owners that need or want to surrender their horses. We also do not board horses for private owners (as many other rescues do) to create income for the rescue. Which means ALL of the horses in rescue are ours and all of them are available for adoption or sponsorship.  It also means ALL of our expenses are paid through private donations and grants.

The horses we receive are very often in terrible shape as you can see in the before and after pictures as well as on our new arrivals page. They are vetted and kept in quarantine for 30 days and are fed back up to normal weight with much care . Often it will take 3-6 months for them to be at a normal body score. In this time we do evaluate them to see If they have been handled before and what their skills might be. But again, often it will take quiet a while for us to be able to see the full extent of their skills and personality. As you will see - many of our horses are 10 years or younger and have a high potential for adoption. Please, if you are looking for a horse or know somebody that is, consider adopting a rescue horse. We have many beautiful quality horses that are deserving of a good home - just look at Peaches!


Peaches, photo by Judy Prisoc.