About New Mexico


New Mexico

New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony until the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, and then an American territory until New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912, New Mexico still has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states.

Spanish is the official second language. New Mexico has a fantastic natural scenery, a major fine arts scene centered around Santa Fe, great outdoor recreational opportunities, and a distinctive regional cuisine.

Understanding New Mexico starts with grasping the overpowering importance of two of its geological features: the Rio Grande, which bisects the state north to south, and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains and a part of the same large-scale geological structure that produces the Rio, the "Rio Grande rift." The eastern third of the state is an extension of the Great Plains both geographically and culturally and has more in common with the western parts of Texas and Oklahoma than with the rest of New Mexico.

The New Mexico horse industry produces goods and services valued at $503 million. The national industry has a $759 million impact on the New Mexico economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 91,100 New Mexicans are involved with horses, either as horse owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The New Mexico horse industry directly provides 35,700 full-time equivalent jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in New Mexico and other states) generates additional jobs in New Mexico for a total employment impact of 45,000. There are 147,000 horses in New Mexico, over 60 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  New Mexico in Numbers :
img Horse Population : Approximately 65,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Santa Fe
img Population : 1,928,384
img Land area : 121,356 sq. miles
img Counties : 33
img Highest Point : Wheeler Peak:  13,161 feet
img Lowest Point : Red Bluff lake : 2,817 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Albuquerque: 494,236
  • Las Cruces: 82,671
  • Santa Fe: 70,631
  • Rio Rancho: 66,599
  • Roswell: 45,199
  • Farmington: 43,161
  • Alamogordo: 36,245
  • Clovis: 33,357
  • Hobbs: 29,006
  • Carlsbad: 25,300
Custom home with fabulous horse facilities

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Horse lovers paradise, 12.5 acres fully fenced with electric gate entry. 30' x 200' building that has four horse stalls with large runs, large tack room, storage area, small indoor riding area with attached hay barn. Pass through the breeze way to a large insulated shop with 3 bay doors, hot room and office. Professionally built 280' x 180' pipe arena with roping chute, return alley, cattle pens and 70 foot attached round pen. Excellent footing with mature trees and covered seating area. Separate hay barn.

Anne Wilson

12.50 ACRES
2828 SQ FT
Looking for a place to ride? This is it!! Borders Gila National Forest!!!!

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

100 beautiful acres, large shop, Barn, and a beautiful home located at the end of the road with National Forest Boundary, and trees. All this and just outside Silver City and all the conveniences there. Ride from you property in the Gila National Forest. Great location for a Guide service as well. Privacy at the end of the road, and National Forest Boundary! The custom home has many windows to let in the natural light and allow you to enjoy the amazing views and privacy. Tile floors through out most the home. The kitchen has storage, tile counter tops, electric cook top and double ovens. Great for cooking and entertaining. The dining area opens to an outside covered patio. The living area is comfortable and inviting. The game/family room has a door to the back yard. The Master Suite opens out to the covered patio. There is an electric fireplace in the Master. The Master Bath has a beautiful custom shower.The tile in the Master looks like a wood floor. The property has a large insulated shop and a barn for stock. The wildlife enjoy the acreage, elk, deer, even Coues Deer are a few of the inhabitants.

Dale Spurgeon , Action Realty

100.00 ACRES
3082 SQ FT
Serene Horse Property in Tranquil Des Montes, Taos, New Mexico

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico

Situated on a peninsula in desirable Des Montes, this luxury home and its charming casita offer sweeping 360-degree views to Taos Mountain, Wheeler Peak, Truchas Peak, El Salto, and the western mesa. The property is perfect for anyone desiring a secluded location with stunning views, though horse owners, especially, will appreciate the appeal of almost four private acres with fenced pastures and a barn. And, the sunsets and sunrises are spectacular. For more information check out bit.ly/60vistalejos

Martin Molz , Engel & Volkers Taos Real Estate

3.89 ACRES
2886 SQ FT
Great Climate, Great Property, Near the Gila National Forest

Cliff, Grant County, New Mexico

Very nice property in Cliff, set up for horses if you like. 20 acres of cleared, usable land with views all around. Private secluded feel yet easy access to Hwy 180. The 6 horse paddocks are fenced with electric fencing and have shades. The barn has been converted to a one bedroom one bath bunk house. Bunk house has painted concrete floors, bath room has a shower. Property has a tack room, and a hay storage shed. Riding area with special dirt near the barn. The home is a 2 bedroom one bath home. The floor plan is very open giving a much larger feel. Many windows provide natural light and allow you to enjoy the outdoors. There is a window in the main house that came from the Yale Library! The main house bathroom as been remodeled. New appliances in the kitchen and more cabinets in the kitchen have been added for storage. Just minutes from a clinic, restaurant & gas station.

Dale Spurgeon , Action Realty

20.00 ACRES
841 SQ FT
160 acre farm with irrigation rights. 3bd / 2br , large metal arena, 8 metal stall

Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico

160 acres with irrigation rights. Large metal arena with roping chute, 8 metal horse stalls with runs. Shop, Hay barn, storage. Cattle facilities. Fenced and cross fenced. Paved road, and 1 mile from 1-40.

Reuben Scribner

0.00 ACRES
Mimbres Valley, Southwest New Mexico, The Perfect Life with Horses,

Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico

Located on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway in the Mimbres Valley, the perfect home and horse facility are set up for you to live your dream with horses, with year round riding weather in the middle of the Gila National Forest at 6500'. 43 acres (2 legal parcels) of usable land . Comfortable, easy living, low maintenace, energy efficient home, 4 stall Barnmaster barn with hay and equipment storage, tack room and workroom. The stalls have outdoor runs that are partially covered. The 75’x125’ covered, partially enclosed riding arena with sand/rubber footing, will protect you from the occasional inclement weather while you school your horses. An additional 25’ of undercover storage protects your horse trailer and farm equipment, or can be a great place for extra horse pens. The 60’ round pen completes the training facility on the property. 30+ acres of pasture of native grama grass has been crossed fenced into ten separate pastures and turnouts. Pasture shelters in three turnouts allow for 24/7 turnout as desired. The 2073 sq ft home is set up for easy living and relaxed entertaining with an open kitchen, dining, living room floor plan. Efficiently sized rooms, low maintenance, attractive surfaces, and sufficient storage, make for a great home that doesn’t take much tending. Office/den could easily be a third bedroom. Recently upgraded to a solar grid tied system, it takes full advantage of the abundance sunshine. The wrap around porch, flagstone patio and ramada, extend the living space of the home to the outside. Finish your long days of riding in the hot tub, or in the sauna. The property is bordered by the Gila National Forest on two sides, affording the ultimate in privacy. There is a state of the art, all season “Grow Dome” greenhouse for year round fresh produce. A complete RV hookup will welcome your friends with their horses when they come to visit. Accessible by excellent paved roads, convenient to Silver City, 50 minutes away, this property has the best of everything for horse lovers and nature lovers. Ride, hike, enjoy huge skies and fantastic sunsets…without ever having to get in your car. It’s all right here!!! The sale of the property comes with all the farm equipment needed for maintaining the property, so move in tomorrow and, the next day, warm up a bit in the arena and then ride your horses out the back gate onto perfect trails in the 3.3 million acres Gila National Forest. This is about as good as it gets.

Sue Chiverton

43.00 ACRES
2073 SQ FT
Endless Vistas

Stanley, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

The luxury of land, the comforts of home, the endless vistas, the healthiest and happiest horses and dogs, all create an equestrian's Heaven on Earth. Painterly skies, rolling pastures, 420 very private acres, mountain views, magical sunsets can all be YOUR Land of Enchantment. Plenty of horse amenities: 4 loafing sheds with turn outs, round pen, electric fencing, arena (150 x 300), large barn (36 x 80) with two interior stalls, hay loft, tack room, hay and equipment storage. Stanley, NM is horse country. The town has recent built a large indoor arena for horse events.

John McFadden , John R. McFadden Real Estate, LLC

420.00 ACRES
3300 SQ FT
Nanninga Farms

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Vacant Land - Historic Albuquerque Valley Property Water Rights Validation Study (Prepared by WATERBANK, April 25, 2019 Fronts I-25 & the Rio Grande Features Spectacular Sandia & Manzano Mountain Vistas Abundant Wildlife Native to the Rio Grande Flyway Attractive Opportunity for Low Density Residential Development Convenient Proximity to Albuquerque's Largest Employment Centers: Sandia National Labs, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque Sunport, UNM, UNM Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County Government, University of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County Gov't Hdqtrs.

Roderick Smith , West Wood Realty, LTD

95.69 ACRES
Santa Fe Adobe Home with Horse Facilities on 10.5 Acres

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

An original Sharon Woods build located on 10+ acres just South of Santa Fe in the desirable and horse-friendly Rancho Alegre subdivision, this double-adobe home has been lovingly and artfully updated for modern living while maintaining the integrity of the original Sharon Woods’ design. Complete with horse facilities and the ability to ride out directly from the home, the home is located just south of Santa Fe off the Scenic Turquoise Trail.

Cindy Sheff , Sotheby's International Realty

10.50 ACRES
2565 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property, in the enchanting Deer Canyon Preserve With Mtn. Views

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico

Don't miss your opportunity to call the Gorgeous Mountainair property home!! This Gem is nestled in the beautiful Deer Canyon Preserve Community, situated on a 20 acre lot and surrounded by an additional 80 acres of open space. This property offers quiet living, surrounded by nature and 360 degree beautiful views. This super efficient, custom built home has icf construction and electric thermal storage(ets) radiant heating. The country style kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. The living area is accented with a natural wood slat ceiling, and large windows. To top it off, enjoy the miles of hiking and riding trails throughout the preserve, while enjoying the beautiful NM weather. Schedule you showing today, it won't last long

Christopher Cavnar , Kellers Williams Realty

20.35 ACRES
1984 SQ FT

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