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Cieneguilla Stables

#23 of 53 Outdoor Activities in Taos County Features Animals
2961 Highway 68, NM 87571
+1 575-751-2815
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Awesome Horses, Beautiful Trails and Amazing Owner/Guide!!

Melissa has created a beautiful and special experience for visitors at Cieneguilla Stables in... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Taos, New Mexico
Beautiful ride with calm horses

We had a beautiful ride today with Melissa and three very calm and well behaved horses. The two... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2961 Highway 68, NM 87571
+1 575-751-2815

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Melissa has created a beautiful and special experience for visitors at Cieneguilla Stables in Pilar, New Mexico (just south of Taos on the main highway in the Rio Grande River Gorge). Melissa is a world class horse woman who shares her vast knowledge and love...More

Thank galacticn0mad
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful ride today with Melissa and three very calm and well behaved horses. The two hour ride climbed out of the canyon for gorgeous panoramic views. Melissa stops at interesting spots for photo taking. We then rode down into the canyon and...More

Thank SunportHome
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The owner and trail guide is an AMAZING person. All of her horses are rescues, even elderly horses who can't be ridden anymore are kept at her stables. They had been abused and/or neglected and you can see her working with them, handling them, even...More

1  Thank Janine F
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stables owner Melissa provides gentle, handsome horses and a wealth of knowledge about plants, wildlife and history of the local desert. Our two-hour ride took us to an old miner's cabin, across rocky arroyos and to stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains, lit up with...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a morning trail ride with my adult daughter. Melissa, the stable owner and tail guide, called early to say that heavy rain the previous night had caused very muddy conditions and rescheduled from 9 to 10:30. Glad she did as the trail clearly...More

Thank Starrymu2016
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I brought my 14 yr old grandson to the Taos NM area for a rite of passage adventure week. One thing he/we wanted to do was go riding in the mountains. Melissa (who owns Cieneguilla Stables) was a great guide for us. She is knowledgeable,...More

1  Thank JanSinger
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our two teenagers went on an hour and a half trail ride with Melissa, and loved it! Her horses (and dogs) are rescues, gentle and well-mannered. It's very apparent how much Melissa loves her horses, and how well they are cared for. She answered all...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The owner, Melissa, is a "what you see is what you get" horse owner. She was able to accommodate me and my two daughters (16 and 9) with a day's notice. If you are looking for a touchy-feely, warm and fuzzy experience, this ain't it....More

2  Thank Jill G
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We took a 2 hour ride with Melissa and had a wonderful time. I grew up with horses so I don't usually take trail rides but this exceeded my expectations. The horses are well trained, obviously loved and receive great care. I learned interesting facts...More

1  Thank nolastname
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My two grandsons (14 and 11) and I had a delightful time riding horses up into the mountains with Melissa, the owner of the stable. In addition to the ride, Melissa provides information about the geology, history, wildlife, and flora of the area. She also...More

1  Thank Lynn B
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