The Horse Shelter

Rescuing Abused, Abandoned and Neglected  Horses Throughout New Mexico




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Tucker - DOB 2001

Tucker is a beautiful, well put together horse. At 16 years old he still has a lot of spunk and is very alert, but can be a bit spooky. He is getting better every day, but will need an advanced rider to continue his training with him and help him relax more under saddle. Tucker knows all the basic queues and has started picking up on neck reining at slower speeds.



Dally, DOB 2012

Dally is a sorrel gelding, who has a lot to offer. He is very nervous under saddle right now and still requires a lot of training. Dally is very nice minded horse and is constantly looking to please. That combined with his athletic ability will allow him to excel in more physically demanding jobs. He has great potential and will make an excellent horse.  Currently not available for adoption.



The Horse Shelter has a full time trainer on site to help make our horses more adoptable.The horses on this page are currently in various stages of training and their status will change quickly. Adoption fees range between $250 and $1,000. Please call our ranch manager Michele at 505.577.2193 for more information on these horses or to make an appointment to visit the ranch and meet them.

Due to the ongoing training and assessment the website might not reflect their latest status.

We would like to thank the Melville Hankins Family Foundation for their generous grants to fund our training program and help make our horses more adoptable.


Mateo - DOB 2011

Mateo is a beautiful, blood-bay gelding, who is very friendly and has a great mindset. He is a quick learner and a very talented horse, who has a very bright future ahead of him. Under saddle he recently got over a bucking problem, which he has not tried in a while however still has the potential to do. He moves comfortably in all his gates and knows basic queues.


Jaxx - DOB 2/16/99

Jaxx is a registered with the Jockey Club and is a very tall (at least 16 1/2 hands) dark brown gelding. He rides western and english, trail rides, and has done 3 day eventing in the past. He is currently in Foster Training with Gilly Slayter at Luna Rosa and is still available for adoption. He is a gem and easy to work with.
Great to vaccinate, worm, trim, trailer load and has not been a minutes trouble during his time with us.


Wendy, DOB 2010              

 Wendy is a thoroughbred type mare and is coming along well. She is a little bit herd sour and is in the process of relearning all of her basic queues, which she has been picking up very well. Wendy still has a lot to learn but shows much promise and is going to make a great horse.

Currently Wendy requires an advanced rider.



Hobbs, DOB 2000

Hobbs is a bay gelding who has been showing a lot of promise in training. He is a very steady horse who could excel at a variety of different things. He knows his basic queues however due to lack of experience can still be a little nervous under saddle. With time he has shown the ability to be very quiet but currently will need a more advance rider to continue his training.


Rocky, DOB 2007              

Rocky is just being brought back into saddle training from several months off. He is a sturdy built thoroughbred who can be quite spooky, but gentles down nicely with consistent groundwork. We will update as training is continued.


Rootbeer - DOB 2009

Rootbeer is a bay mare and a very nice little horse who is really starting to develop a want to stay calm and quiet. She is vey sensitive and responsive under saddle. We have done a lot of work with this mare both in and out of the arena, but she very much enjoys going out on the trail. In the right hands this mare would make an excellent partner for someone.





Giselle, DOB 2010

Giselle  is a cute little grey mare. In the time we have had her in training she has been showing a want to be very quiet and easy going. She currently knows basic horsemanship queues and with every day is advancing along a little further. In the long run this mare would probably make an excellent family horse. However, due to her lack of life experience she is still a little on the greener side and will require an intermediate rider who can help her continue to advance in her training.


Suracha - DOB 2012

Suracha is a recent addition to our training program and has so far been showing a lot of promise. She is a very quick learner. With the short amount of time we have had on her she has really started to relax under saddle and has learned a lot. It won’t be long before this mare is ready to go to work. Right now she will require an intermediate to advanced rider. Please call for updates.