Vacation With Your Horse at New Mexico Cabin Rentals
Bring Your Own Horse and Ride!
Vacation with your horse at New Mexico Cabin Rentals and Double E Ranch!
The best horseback riding vacations usually happen when you can bring your own horse along on vacation. Double E Ranch and each of our five centrally situated vacation cabins and guesthouses opens access to you for exploring unlimited horseback riding. Use the Double E Ranch Trail to begin your Gila horseback trek. From there, the horseback riding is unlimited and you can follow your own path. You and your horse can plan a solo visit or gather your horseback buddies, saddle up and experience the beauty, excitement and adventure of the Gila Forest region together.
Steeped in Old West History, at New Mexico Cabin Rentals you will ride the same country once ridden by Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, Geronimo and the Buffalo Soldiers. Rugged mountains, stunning vistas, intense blue skies, 300 days of sunshine year round and "take your breath away" moments of some of Mother Nature's most unexpected yet touchable scenery provide the perfect backdrop for a horseback riding adventure. And, the best way to experience southwest New Mexico is from the back of your favorite horse, the original "4-wheel drive".
Suggested Items to Bring:
- Preferred food and beverages (ground coffee?)
- Personal toiletries
- Horse Feed
- Map of area - (ask Christopher for a copy)
- Water (always take plenty of water out with you)
- Food Items
- Layer your clothing
- Riding Gloves
- Rain Gear (if appropriate)
- Cell Phone (you usually get a cell signal on top of the ridges)
- Hoof Boot (handy if your horse looses a shoe)
- Arrange for Guided Rides with Gila Backcountry Horsemen
Gila Backcountry Services
Zack and Jamie Crockett
Equestrian Facilities at New Mexico Cabin Rentals and Double E Ranch
130' x 280' Event Quality Arena
60' Diameter Paneled Round Pen
Electric 4-Horse Hot Walker
Covered Self-Care Stalls with Turnout Pen
Cement Wash Rack
Uncovered Self Care Corrals with Automatic Water
Spacious Tack Room
Ample Trailer Parking and Turn Around Area
Horseback riders are responsible for bringing their own feed, tack, grooming supplies Our local feed and tack store, JS Saddlery make it easy to replenish horse feed, tack and other essential horseback riding supplies. JS Saddlery has custom-made all of the saddles and tack we use. Some of the very BEST! Before riding out, take advantage of our 360 acres to accustom your horse to cross water (Bear Creek). Remember, our terrain is often rocky and rugged. We recommend your horse be in good condition, comfortable in elevations above 4800'. Horse should be shod.
Here's a list of Annual Rodeo Events in southwest New Mexico:
Silver City NM Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo (usually the last week of May/first week of June)
New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo (mid-September)
Grant County Fair and Rodeo (mid-September)
Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo (end September)
Remember to Reserve Your Cabin with New Mexico Cabin Rentals!!
For those who do not own their own horses, we can suggest the services of a local outfitter who offers guided half and full day rides, with or without lunch, at a very reasonable rate. Payment in advance is required at the time of booking. These horseback rides will take you into the eastern area of the Gila National Forest.