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Organizations

American Horse Council
The AHC is the national legislative representative for the horse industry. The mission of the AHC is to promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance.

Coalition of State Horse Councils
The Coalition of State Horse Councils (CSHC) is a group of 43 state horse councils from around the country that have banded together to provide grassroots support and education to state horse councils, encourage and grow participation in state horse councils, and provide national issues support to the American Horse Council.

Unwanted Horse Coalition
The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses. Online Directory of facilities that accept horses!  OWN RESPONSIBLY!

State Officials Contact Info

The updated New Mexico Legislature website is easy to navigate.  Go to www.nmlegis.gov/lcs for current, updated lists of senators and representatives, committe assignments, texts of bills, and current status of all legislation. 

The legislative switchboard number is (505) 986-4300.  Fax number is (505) 986-4610.  Online, the legislative website address is www.nmlegis.gov/lcs

Governor
Susana Martinez (R), Capitol, 4th Floor, Santa Fe 87503, 505-476-2200, fax 476-2226 http://www.governor.state.nm.us/

Lieutenant Governor
John Sanchez (R), Capitol, Room 417, Santa Fe 87503, 505-476-2250, fax 476-2257 
http://www.ltgov.state.nm.us/

New Mexico Senators:
Senator Jeff Bingaman http://bingaman.senate.gov/
New Mexico Congressmen:
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan Jr. http://lujan.house.gov/
Congressman Martin Heinrich http://heinrich.house.gov/
Congressman Steve Pearce http://pearce.house.gov/

Licensed Horse Rescues in New Mexico 

The New Mexico Livestock Board licenses and reviews equine rescue facilities in the state. Listed below are the approved facilities. These facilities have subscribed to the standards of care as prescribed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. No persons or facilities other than those listed below are recognized by the State of New Mexico as equine rescue facilities.

NM HORSE RESCUE @ WALKIN' N' CIRCLES RANCH
Attn:  Ruth Andrews
Edgewood, NM
505-286-0779
http://www.wncr.org/

FOUR CORNERS EQUINE RESCUE
Attn: Debbie Coburn
Aztec, NM 
505-334-7220
http://www.fourcornersequinerescue.org/

LUCY'S PASTURE DONKEY SANCTUARY
Attn: Winn Kapping
Deming, NM
http://www.lucyspasture.com 

PERFECT HARMONY ANIMAL RESCUE & SANCTUARY
Attn: Marianne Bailey
Chaparral, NM
505-824-2130
http://www.perfectharmony-nm.org/home.html

THE HORSE SHELTER
Cerrillos, NM 
505-471-6179
http://www.thehorseshelter.org/

SERENITY ACRES EQUINE RESCUE
Attn: Rebecca Ferranti
Silver City, NM 
575-590-4843

END OF THE ROAD RANCH
Attn: Carol Johnson
Silver City, NM 
(575) 313-5714

DESERT SKY RANCH
Attn: Heather Laabs
Belen, NM
505-864-3900

BOMAR EQUINE RESCUE
Attn: Marguerite Bowers
Belen, NM
505-861-0659
http://www.bomarequine.org/index.html

Documents, Articles, and Videos

Own Responsibly
Some things to think about before you own a horse.

Can't care for your horse?  What can you do?
For horse owners who can no longer feed and care for their horse, here are some ideas.

Options for Horses
The scope of the unwanted/abused horse problem and some options.  The differences between euthanasia and slaughter.  May be too blunt for some folks.

TheHorse.com
This site has over 10,000 articles and many videos on horse welfare.  Free registration is required to access the entire site. 

Equestrian Life
This channel on YouTube has many short, helpful videos.

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency Newsletter
A wealth of information on many health and safety issues, plus much more, is contained in past newseltters. 

Extension.org
Research-based information on many aspects of horses and their care. 


Tax Information for Horse Owners

These are pdf files.  If you don't already have Adobe Reader, get it FREE here.

Passive Losses for Horse Owners
Hobby Losses: An Overview
Foreign Owner Tax Considerations

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505-345-8959   email:  nmhc@swcp.com
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