Socorro Chapter Activities  How about . . .

  • A ride with your horse and your friends in the bosque along the Rio Grande?
  • Act with a group of determined wilderness fans to protect public lands from intrusion by commercial interests or sale to the highest bidder?
  • Influence how forests are managed in west-central New Mexico?
  • Explore succulent places hidden in New Mexico's crispy landscape?
  • Help keep wildlife preserves safe and tidy?
  • Renew trails and signage in the San Mateo mountains?
  • Learn to interact safely with other users of wilderness trails?

If you are looking for activities like these, the Socorro Chapter of New Mexico's Back Country Horsemen is looking for you. We are equestrians experienced in travel on desert and mountain trails. We know how to train our mounts for work in rugged country. We know how to take care of ourselves, prepare, and stay safe in a challenging landscape. We support and are supported by our back country allies in the National Forest Service.

We maintain a Facebook page, where we post announcements of rides and trail work projects, as well as information about equine health, trail safety, horse camping, and packing. We hold membership meetings where we discuss matters of concern to outdoors enthusiasts and engage in lively conversation. For more information about meetings and membership, contact our acting Chapter president, John Young, jyoung@alumni.nmt.edu.


You can download a membership application here.​​