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Address: 2961 Highway 68, NM 87571
Phone Number: (575) 751-2815
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No-nonsense Trail Ride

The owner, Melissa, is a "what you see is what you get" horse owner. She was able to accommodate me and my two daughters (16 and 9) with a day's notice. If you are looking for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Jill G
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The owner, Melissa, is a "what you see is what you get" horse owner. She was able to accommodate me and my two daughters (16 and 9) with a day's notice. If you are looking for a touchy-feely, warm and fuzzy experience, this ain't it. If you want someone who tells it like it is; who has extensive knowledge about... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We took a 2 hour ride with Melissa and had a wonderful time. I grew up with horses so I don't usually take trail rides but this exceeded my expectations. The horses are well trained, obviously loved and receive great care. I learned interesting facts about the history of the area too. I am already planning my next ride there!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

My two grandsons (14 and 11) and I had a delightful time riding horses up into the mountains with Melissa, the owner of the stable. In addition to the ride, Melissa provides information about the geology, history, wildlife, and flora of the area. She also stops in scenic areas and poses the horses and riders for great pictures. We highly... More 

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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Road with Cieneguilla Stables twice, great informative ride. But about those skinny horses listed a few reviews up. The proprietor of this business also rescues horses, usually under fed, skinny, with their ribs showing (New Mexico has a lot of horses in need of rescue.) If that reviewer went no further than to see the rescue horses at her place,... More 

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Embudo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Melissa was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The horses were easy to ride and the views at sunset were absolutely stunning. Thank you Melissa for a great experience!

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Melissa knows her stuff. Nicely kept horses. Melissa loves her animals and knows the surrounding countryside. A good guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I cannot even begin to express how incredible this horseback riding experience was. We have only ridden horses at a young age but after a few minutes with Melissa we were taking on the ancient Apache Trail! Our horses were extremely well mannered and behaved and knew exactly what paths to take to get us up the mountain safely. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We contacted Melissa on short notice for a trail ride, but the weather wasn't cooperating. She was extremely gracious and flexible in finding a time that worked for all of us - the horses included. My partner is an anxious beginning rider, and I am very experienced with several horses of my own. Melissa expertly matched the perfect horses to... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My teenage daughter (who has ridden since the age of 2) & her friend (who has no riding experience) thoroughly enjoyed their ride with Melissa. She has a vast knowledge of the local geology and wildlife and they came back having seen coyote dens, bear tracks, crystals, native pottery and also the area where Georgia O'Keefe's ashes were scattered. Our... More 

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taos, nm
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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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