The State of New Mexico, in cooperation with members of the State Legislature and Governor's Office, established laws governing horse rescues in the State of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Livestock Board is the regulatory authority governing abuse and neglect of Livestock.

In conjunction with the livestock industry, horse industry veterinarians and humane associations, a procedure for the care of abandoned and neglected horses has been established and implemented in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Livestock Board licenses horse rescue, sanctuary and retirement  facilities in the state. This includes facilities which provide care for captured wild horses that cannot be returned to their range.  Listed below are the facilities currently licensed and approved  . These licensed facilities have subscribed to the standards of care for horses as detailed in "Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities", published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Mike and Tina Kleckner
PO Box 125
Youngsville, NM 87064
(575) 638-5041

Attn: Dr. Rebecca Evanko
7 Wildwood Lane
Peralta, NM 87042
(505) 459-9813

Attn: Terry Coburn
22 Road 3334
Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-7220

Attn: Marianne Bailey
636 Palmas St
Chaparral, NM 88081
(575) 642-7596

100 Old Cash Ranch Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 471-6179; Toll Free: (888) 471-4677

PO Box 626
Edgewood, NM 87015
(505) 286-0779

Attn: Ruth Bourgeois
13 Los Caballos Rd
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
(575) 758-1212

Attn: Carol Johnson
PO Box 370
Silver City, NM 88062
(575) 313-5714

Attn: Karen Herman
PO Box 2946
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 500-2676

Attn: Patricia Barlow-Irick
PO Box 620
Blanco, NM 87412
(505) 419-2575

Attn: Katharine Chrisley
6874 Coyote Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88012
(575) 541-0137

Attn: Tori or Jeff Morewood
21 Locust Hill Rd
Tijeras, NM 87059