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Cieneguilla Stables

2961 Highway 68, NM 87571
(575) 751-2815
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Ranked #13 of 33 activities in Taos County
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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English first
taos, nm
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I took the 2 hour ride for our anniversary and it was fantastic. Melissa really knows horses, geology, the region, and local history. It was heartwarming to be riding rescue horses and to be accompanied by rescue dogs. She gave me the help I needed, since I rarely ride. Melissa would stop at particularly scenic spots and... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My husband and I rode with Melissa at the beginning of November, 2013. She is a wonderful guide with extensive knowledge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the history of New Mexico, geology, archaeology and of course, horses. My husband and I are occassional riders at best. Melissa took her time instructing us and making sure that we were properly... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great horseback trail with geology, history and archeology thrown in. Melissa is very knowledgeable.

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Kitchener
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This review is late in being posted, but better late than never. We rode with Melissa last August 2012. It was our first trip to New Mexico. My husband and I just loved the ride. He is the experienced rider, I'm novice, but didn't matter, Melissa makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable. She rescues horses and its obvious how... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My daughters (14 & 19) and I had a wonderful time on the trail with Melissa. She was so knowledgeable and obviously has a passion for her horses and other rescued animals. It was refreshing to meet someone so in tune with nature and "unplugged", The beautiful vistas and scenery along the trail was breathtaking. We would absolutely go back... More

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Kirkland, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

That gal is hands down the best horseback guide in New Mexico. I went up there bout 15 years ago and have been goin back every since. Not only is she very knowledgable about wildlife,plants,rock formations,horses(which gotta be the happiest horses on this planet), she has an incredible nack for relating to every age group and making folks feel safe.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We had a great time, riding with two kids (9 and 6) and two parents. Melissa was a great guide, great with the horses and the girls; gave us a guided tour of her impressive geologic collection and of the hundred (or more ?) hummingbirds that were feeding in her yard as the horses were readied. Beautiful scenery and horses,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The guide, Melissa, obviously has tremendous care for her horses and has rescued many abandoned horses from near death. That may be the skinny horse the other reviewer saw - she was probably rescuing it (she also has retired horses that are out to pasture). My mom knows horses and says they all looked very healthy and she had obvious... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I had never been on a horse in my life, and my wife had several frightening experiences riding in the past. Riding with Melissa was great! She gave us what seemed like just the right amount of instruction on how to guide the horses and helped us out during the ride when we needed it. As someone else wrote, the... More

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

I don't know if the previous reviewer actually rode the horses at Cieneguilla Stables but our family had an excellent ride there. Her love of her animals and New Mexico was apparent to us.The horses were responsive to her and her dogs followed along with us on the trail. She discouraged us from booking a riding time after lunch because... More

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