Enjoy the Finest Horseback Riding in New Mexico
We take great care to have excellent, well trained, well cared for horses. Our horses are the foundation of our business, and as such are very important. Without our horses, we can't take you on trail rides of this incredible area. We feel that if we take care of them, they will take care of us, so providing our herd with top-notch care allows them to provide top-notch services to our guests. We make sure to give them plenty of good quality feed, proper hoof, teeth and vet care, as well as love!
We have excellent quality tack because we want both our guests and our horses to be comfortable. Our saddles are mainly Tucker, Reinsman and Circle Y.
Please keep in mind there is a strict rider weight limit of 220 pounds. You must also fall within our Height to Weight Ratio Chart in order to ride. These requirements are to help us ensure the safety and comfort of both riders and horses.
Children under 13 years old are required to wear a helmet.
Meet some of our horses:
Timber is a gorgeous sorrel and white registered American Paint Horse. He is sweet and loving. Once he knows you are the leader he will take you anywhere you want to go! Be sure to check out the lightning bolt under his mane 🙂
Johnnie is a Clydesdale Quarter Horse cross that loves attention! You will fall in love with his big face and beautiful thick mane. He is like a little kid and loves to play with his bridle while waiting to go out for a ride!
You will fall in love with this black beauty's sweet and loving personality. Meris likes to call him Maserati for his well controlled power and responsive ride!
Victorio is a beautiful Gypsy Vanner cross. Strong and steady, he will take you where you want to go! Don't let his serious facade fool you, he secretly loves attention and wants to be your buddy!
Jerry’s cute, sweet face will win you over in a heartbeat! Fondly know as "Jerr Bear", he is as responsive as he is sweet and is ready to take you trail riding to see the beauty of the Gila National Forest.
Shadow casts a big shadow. He is one of our largest horses- a Percheron Quarter Horse cross. He loves attention - Don't be intimidated by his size, he really just wants to be your buddy!
Slingshot loves face rubs and just wants to be your friend! Be sure to give him a nice reward with brushing and extra face rubs after your ride! He is originally from a working ranch in Kansas, along with his buddy Linus.
Linus got his name because he is a line back overo dun (and they already had a "Snoopy"!). Although it is harder to tell now that he has turned gray, he is a registered American Paint Horse!
Blue is named for his blue roan color- his unique flecks and spots are all natural! He is a registered American Quarter Horse. Always a favorite because of his gorgeous color, he is just as nice to ride!
Pinball is a black and white draft cross who got his name from black spots that look like pinballs! Strong and sturdy, he will take your where you want to go.
Wow! What a beautiful dapple gray coat this handsome boy has! Sheriff is as steady as they come and just like you would want the sheriff to be, not much ruffles his feathers!
Rooster is named for Rooster Cogburn because he looks like John Wayne’s horse in True Grit! Big, friendly and a gorgeous red - what more could you ask for?
Chipper loves attention and is always up for anything you want to do. In the pasture, you will find him hanging out with his best buddy Johnnie. We like to call Chipper, Johnnie's "mini me"!
Even though his name is not spelled like the car, he still "drives" like a Camaro. He is very responsive and ready to get the job done!
Nacho is a sweet and loving bay horse. He likes to exchange "snuffles" with you! Very responsive and well trained, he will show you the beauty of the Gila Nation Forest with ease.
Lips gets his name from being able to open gate latches from time to time! He is a sure-footed mountain horse that has "been there, done that". Not much bothers this dependable boy!
Casey is a bay and white paint who gets his share at every meal! He has lived in the Gila National Forest his whole life and is ready to share it's secrets with you!
Casper “the friendly ghost” is what we like to call a “ghost paint” with gray and white spots you can only see when he is wet! He is one of the sweetest, most willing horses we have ever met!
Topper is named after Hopalong Cassidy's white stallion, owned by actor William Boyd! He is patient, strong and gentle. We absolutely adore his "freckles"!
Dreamer is a gorgeous Palomino Appaloosa. We always say "you can't ride color" but this guy sure rides nice! Strong and gentle, he will make your tour of the Gila National Forest a pleasure!
Zephyr is named after the Greek god of the west wind, the gentlest of breezes. He loves attention and is gentle and kind. He is a beautiful red roan with unique, dark highlights in his mane!
Brownie comes to us from a working ranch in Nebraska. There is probably not much he hasn't seen or done. Let this strong, friendly boy show you the wonders of the Gila National Forest!
Tall, dark and handsome certainly sums this looker up! Big Boy is strong, willing and incredibly well trained and responsive. Meris loves his soft "puppy dog" eyes.
Don't let his name fool you, even though this boy may have big feet that is where resemblance to his namesake ends! Sasquatch is sweet, gentle, responsive and ready to show you this special area. His nicknames include "Squatchy" and "Satchmo" 🙂
Phenomenal, pretty and painted! Zuni loves attention and is a steady mount to show you the beautiful scenery, incredible history, flora and fauna of the Gila National Forest.
Sundance is one of the friendliest horses you will ever meet! He is the first to meet you at the gate, loves to give you "snuffles", and to top it all off has a gorgeous color called "Gold Champagne"!
While Seth jokingly calls him "Ghost Pepper" just because he is ready to go, he has actually seen and done it all on a working cattle ranch in the past. Fairly new to our ranch, we think he will be the foundation of our herd in years to come.
This gorgeous lady is one of our newest horses. Her golden palomino color is sure to be an eye catcher, but there is more to this Malibu Barbie than meets the eye! She is calm and gentle, and if you scratch her withers, you will be her new best friend!
Although Toto is originally from Kansas (yes, true story 😉 ), he has been in the Gila for many years now. He has worked cattle and even may have packed a few mountain lions for a hunting outfitter before coming to us! Strong and brave, he will go anywhere you point him!