New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) horse rescue that rehabilitates and finds homes for abandoned, abused, and neglected horses. Since 2002, we’ve remained true to our mission of providing all rescued equines with new beginnings and productive lives with loving, adoptive families.
WNCR runs a ranch in Stanley, NM, as well as a thrift store in Edgewood, NM that helps support our activities. Our herd number can vary, but we generally care for 50 to 60 horses on the ranch, and several more in foster care. The majority of horses that come to us have been seized by the Livestock Board due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. We also occasionally take horses surrendered by individuals who can no longer care for their horse(s).
The ranch is governed by a board of directors who oversees day-to-day operations with the assistance of on-site caretakers and the help of more than 100 volunteers! Ranch team members volunteer their experience, skills, talents and time to care for horses, maintain the facilities and fund the ranch. Volunteers are also an essential part of our thrift store team.
We utilize University of California, Davis Best Practices for Horse Rescues and natural horsemanship to guide our work. We are licensed, regulated and inspected annually by the New Mexico Livestock Board and accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).