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
Warmer than Wyoming and Cooler than Texas

Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico

Warmer than Wyoming & Cooler than Texas Secluded and private yet less than 15 minutes to town. The ranch was the original Homestead of the one time famous Mathieson Ranch which encompassed several thousand acres in the surrounding area. Nestled at the entrance to a canyon in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. One hour and 15 minutes to Santa Fe, less than 2 hours to Albuquerque and only 4 hours to Amarillo, Texas. Go to our website www.nmhorsepropertyforsale.com to see more details.

Bob Phillips

20.00 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Tijeras Equestrian Estate with RV garage & Horse Barn

Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Southwest Presidential Custom Home by Rutledge. This one of a kind horse property sits on 4.11 acres, which is all pipped and X-fenced. 4 horse stable/barn includes steel dividers, heated tack room, hay/tractor & storage room. (see documents for specs) Don't forget the Round Pen, 6-8inch fine sand & 50ft diameter. For your trailers or RV, 50x30 heated garage with 2 oversized automatic roll up doors and second story for extra storage or workshop. Includes 50amp breaker, 18ft ceilings & built in air compressor. In the main house, new wood floors throughout, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Halbert Custom Cabinets, Granite Island Countertop & all appliances. Master-bedroom includes 2 oversized walk in closets, separate shower + garden tub. Too many features to list, must see in person!

Ramon Casaus , ROC Real Estate Partners

4.11 ACRES
3589 SQ FT
North Valley Beauty on 1.62acres!

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Country Living in the City. Custom Southwest home on dead-end road with plenty of room to roam. The home boasts double 2x4 construction with venetian plaster walls, arched doorways, custom doors throughout, Pella Windows/sliders, stained concrete and brick floors, radiant heat in most of house + water bb heat in 2nd Master Suite. Jetted tubs in both full baths. Upgraded SS appl in gourmet kitchen, large laundry room. Old World Charm abounds. 3 indoor fireplaces, 1 outdoor, hot tub, pool(w/auto cover), fruit trees, irrigation well, 4 patios and much much more. Property is near ditch making for nice quiet walks. New 75gal water htr, new stucco, new roof, newly refinished floors, freshly painted and the list goes on.. Plenty of room for horses. Property backs the ditch so riding trails are easily accessible. Home has an irrigation well. Come see this beauty today!

Mel Candelaria , Coldwell Banker Legacy

1.62 ACRES
2880 SQ FT
Log Cabin on 9 ac., 3 stall barn (2 run - in), 60x40 MD barn, 3 garages (1 for RV)

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

Log cabin living at its finest with expansive valley and mountain views on 9 acres of land. 3 car garages (1 for RV), with workshop and tack room. Perfect horse property with a 3 stall barn (2 run-in) with a hay bay. 60’X40’ MD barn with concrete floor for tractor and toy storage. Rainwater collection system for irrigation. You’ll experience 4 mild seasons with close access to local points of interest: 7.2 miles from hiking and horseback riding in Gila National Forest. 15 miles from Silver City.

M Nadworny

9.00 ACRES
2135 SQ FT
Double D Ranch in Northern New Mexico

El Prado, Taos County, New Mexico

The Double D Ranch is unique in Northern New Mexico. Bordering National Monument lands, you can ride forever from the 1835 acres of the ranch itself all the way to Colorado! Fenced and cross fenced with ample water rights to support horses, cattle, and any other livestock. 13 elk permits and 2 antelope permits allow very successful hunting on the ranch and via permit on nearby state lands. In addition, quail and doves abound and there is a strong possibility for obtain permits for hunting big horn sheep too! Taos Ski Valley is only 24 miles away and the newly expanded Taos Airport is a short 6 mile drive from the ranch.

David Buck , Coldwell Banker Lota Realty

1,835.00 ACRES
15137 SQ FT
Fantastic equestrian estate for sale with amazing Sierra Blanca views

Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico

Fully self-sustainable country living at its best. Property borders state land and includes an abundance of wildlife. Gorgeous 360 degree mountain views on this amazingly manicured property. Deer, elk,Bear,Dove,Mountain Lion, etc , all frequent here. Very cool 3br/2 bath home cleverly disguised in a metal building with two free standing fireplaces, granite counter tops,2,wd, stainless steel appliances. Plus a guest house w/1br 1 bath and full kitchen. 80x44 equipment barn and other out buildings.New land owner Bull Elk tag issued. Green house, Horse Barn, chicken/turkey coop, covered RV storage , generators, water storage. Complete Prepper Package. A true Must see!!!!!

Charles Scott , Rio Ruidoso Real Estate Company

51.76 ACRES
2880 SQ FT
Santa Fe Horse Property

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

This is a traditional territorial style home on two 5 acre view lots for a total of 10 acres. The 3819 sf main house is situated to take in the uninterrupted views of the Sandia and Jemez mountains for which Santa Fe is so well known. There are large brick patios, front and back, and a covered deck off the gourmet kitchen for outdoor dining and watching magical sunsets. A comfortable interior includes a den, great room, and living room. Currently used as an office, there is a 900 sf studio. Close to the office, but away from the main house, is a 523 sf casita. With a 5 stall barn, riding arena, a huge turnout and easy access to miles and miles of riding trails, this is the property for the horse enthusiast. Enjoy peace and quiet of country living only 10 or so minutes from town.

John Hancock , Barker Realty, LLC

10.00 ACRES
5240 SQ FT
Owner financing! 1302 Salem Street

Salem , Doña Ana County, New Mexico

This great 131.24 Acre Equestrian Estate is located in beautiful southern New Mexico where we enjoy an average of 288 days of sunshine, 10.31 inches of average rainfall, 2 inches of snow, and average temperatures of 25-95 degrees Fahrenheit. The property is located within 83 Miles of the Sunland Park Racetrack & 155 Miles from Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Statistics courtesy of http://www.usclimatedata.com/ This property offers tons of open space for riding on your property as well as surrounding state lands to explore riding trails. 26 acres are irrigated with Irrigation Well ( LRG 08406) that would make excellent pasture or feed crops. The wells pump is run by natural gas and the property is irrigated using sprinkler pipe and flow line. The irrigation well is not in working order but could be repaired. When last used it was pumping ample water for 75 sprinklers at one time. Other amenities include 1/2 mile roughed in Race Track, Arena, 30 X 60 Barn with office and Electricity, Covered Hay Storage, Corrals, and 3 Refer storage units that will stay on the property. There is 3 Phase Electric available along one side of the property. Owner financing available. Highway frontage with Billboard signage (sold Separately.)

Cody Russell , Zia Vista Realty, LLC

131.24 ACRES
Mesa Draw Ranch

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico

3,220 Total acres located in Central, New Mexico, 7 miles SE of Mountainair in Torrance County. 105 miles from Ruidoso or 71 miles from Albuquerque. COMMENTS: The Mesa Draw Ranch is conveniently located in central NM with a cool summer climate. Contiguous private land with outstanding views of mesas and distant mountains. The ranch offers a lot of opportunities with the horse facilities, cattle ranching, and private hunting. The ranch is in great shape with plenty of grass and low enough in elevation to make this a good year round cattle ranch. ACREAGE: 3,220 Total Acres 2,900 acres of Deeded Land 320 acres State Lease Land CARRYING CAPACITY: Approximately 50 cows year long depending on annual precipitation. Annual precipitation is approximately 11.5 inches. Average first freeze date is October 1 and average last freeze date is May 20. HUNTING/WILDLIFE: In a typical year the ranch receives 5 Elk tags. 3 either sex rifle elk tags and 2 anterless rifle elk tags from the New Mexico Game and Fish. There are mule deer, antelope, coyotes, bobcat, mountain lion, dove, and many different species of birds in this area. Located in Game Management Unit 38. IMPROVEMENTS: HOUSE: 2,400 square feet and built in 1999. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, and a den. The kitchen has a bar and is open to the dining and living room. Frame structure, stucco exterior with wood windows and a metal roof. The home has central heating and refrigerated air. SHOP: 1,600 square feet with a concrete floor and 2 bay roll up metal doors. HORSE BARN: 2,600 square feet and has 6 stalls with outside pipe fence runs, and freeze free water troughs. Inside is a tack room. ROPING ARENA: The large150 x 240 roping arena is made with pipe and has a steer and calf chute. HAY BARN/CORRALS: North of the headquarters are 2 hay barns and cattle working facilities with scales. WATER: Well has an electric submersible pump which fills the galvanized storage tank and approximately 4 miles of buried 1¼ pvc and schedule 40 pipeline with 6 drinking troughs. Many dirt tanks throughout the ranch. ELEVATION: The ranch ranges from 6600 to 6800 feet. VEGETATION: Black grama, blue grama, tabosa grass, some chemise, and others. It has good native grass turf with pinon and juniper trees. TERRAIN: Level to treed hills, draws, and mesa's. TAXES: Are approximately $1,802.29. FENCES: There is approximately 15 miles of fence making up 3 pastures and a trap. The fences are in great condition. SCHOOLS: Mountainair Municipal Schools is the public school system that is only 7 miles from the ranch HQ. NATIVE AMERICAN RUINS: Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira are just a few of the Ruins in the local area. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is located in central New Mexico with Headquarters and Main Visitor Center in Mountainair, NM on US 60. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is composed of ruins of three mission Churches: Quarai, Abo, and Gran Quivira. The three Churches were mostly built in the early seventeenth century by the pueblo under Spanish control. Both Abo and Quarai are built with red sandstone. The Quarai Ruins are located near Punta de Agua, NM which is approximately 8 miles north of Mountainair, NM on NM 55 north. The Quarai is riparian with a small creek running just south of the ruin. Quarai is the most intact and restored of the three Churches. Gran Quivira is one of the oldest monuments in the National Park Service system, originally established in November 1909. It is built with gray San Andres limestone slabs and is located 26 miles south of Mountainair via NM55 south. These three Missions were abandoned in the 1670s.

Randell Major , Major Ranch Realty

3,200.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Small Farm - Horse Property with Adobe Home, Shop Garage, Barn, and pastures

Española, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Here is a home and property that can best be described as a micro Farm, small Ranch or Horse property, with an adobe home tucked away in La Mesilla, with Grand Views of both the Sangre de Cristos Mountains to the east and the Jemez Mountains to the West. Quiet, Peaceful, plenty of solitude, yet within a 50-mile radius, to Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, ski runs, national forest, lakes, golf courses, and the Rio Grande River. The garage/shop's, 1500 sq ft., adobe structure was built in 1979 with the intent of creating a casita. That is still a viable option, as utilities are nearby. A greenhouse is attached to the south wall. The white lofts, west of home will not convey but the site will have water and electricity, which would make a great place for a RV hookup. There are other buildings that can be used as stalls for additional livestock. There are two open fields ready for grass pasture, more alfalfa fields, or a "Riding Arena". All the property has underground irrigation with individual valves for each pasture.


4.33 ACRES
4000 SQ FT

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