The Horse Shelter’s Open House -

According to the Pet Abuse Digest, one in four animal abuse cases involves horses or livestock. In New Mexico, The Horse Shelter has led the charge to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected horses since June of 2000, when founder Jan Bandler opened the rescue. In support of this worthy cause, The Horse Shelter invites the public to its annual Open House for a fun, horse-fact-filled day at the ranch on Saturday, September 16, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The event features tours of The Horse Shelter’s facility, where New Mexico’s abandoned, abused, and neglected horses are rehabilitated and cared for. The event is for family fun and education, with demonstrations on training, horse care, and our volunteer and adoption programs — and the highlight of getting to know some of these remarkable rescue animals. You’ll learn all about the work that goes into providing a safe, healthy environment for horse rehabilitation and how you can get involved.

Operating as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, The Horse Shelter’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and facilitate the adoption of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses throughout New Mexico. To care for more than 75 horses, The Horse Shelter depends on the community’s generous support, including monetary and material donations, sponsorships, and adoptions.

Horses are magnificent animals, each with their own personality and attitude. They are as much a part of the history of the Southwest and New Mexico as the railroad, ranchers, and cultural diversity. They deserve to be treated with patience and understanding. To get an introduction to the more than 75 horses now being rehabilitated at the facility, visit the website. Here, you’ll meet each horse by name and learn a little about them to prepare you for your visit.

The schedule of events for the day include:

11 a.m. – Volunteer program demo

11:45 a.m. – Horse education and demo

12:30 p.m. – Horse stories

1:15 p.m. – Riding demo

2 p.m. – Adoption success ride

2:30 p.m. Riding demo

Bring your friends and family out to meet the 75+ horses. The event is outdoors on rugged ground, so dress for the weather and bring sun protection. For the safety of the horses, no dogs are allowed. Food and drinks will be available. The Horse Shelter is located at 100 Old Cash Ranch Rd in Cerrillos, NM 87010. Admission and parking are free! For more information on the The Horse Shelter’s Open House, visit the website.


This article was posted by David Salcido

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