Become a member of a local chapter
We have chapters in most of the areas in New Mexico
representing all of the National Forest in NM. 

All of our chapters welcome inquires into membership and opportunities to see what our chapters are all about.  Some of the advantages of being a member are: 

  • Receive the National Back Country Horsemen of America newsletter every 3 months. 
  • Speakers at meetings on topics of current interest. 
  • Keeping informed on issues concerning back country use, legislation, regulations, and all aspects of stock use. 
  • Being involved in service projects that will improve areas used by back country riders and assist agencies in managing public lands. 
  • Influence laws, regulations, and attitudes regarding our heritage of pack and saddle stock use by contacting legislators, agencies, and other user groups. 
  • Participate in scheduled work projects to preserve and protect access, make improvements, learn new skills, and learn trail maintenance. 
  • Participate in training rides to improve riding skills, train your horse to new sights and sounds, learn about camping with your horse, trailer maintenance and much more. 
  • Learn about LEAVE NO TRACE principles and low impact methods. 
  • Become proficient in Cross-cut saws, axes, and  packing. 
  • Meeting new people from every walk of life all enjoying the great outdoors together with their horses, mules, and donkeys.   

For more information on becoming a member of a chapter near you, please visit one of the Chapters Home pages and click on the chapter closest to you. Contact the Chapter president listed or the contact person 


If you don't have a chapter near you, let us help you start one. You may also become a member-at-large of Back Country Horsemen of America.