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Broken M Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 246 0 0 24 hour monitoring 238 8 0
Friendliness of host 246 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 242 4 0
Cleanliness of facilities 246 0 0 Facilities as represented 246 0 0
Security of facilities 245 1 0 Overall satisfaction 246 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 246 0 0 Total Scores 2,201 13 0
Comments: NOTE FROM OWNER: In response to people leaving neutral comments regarding us not being close to food or lodging: There is a hamburger place directly across the street from us and within less than a mile there is a Dions (pizza and subs); a Panda Express (Chinese); a Subway; a sit down Pizza place and a sit down restaurant. Additionally, we do NOT pace back and forth in front of the stalls 24/7 and do not have surveillance cameras in the stalls. HOWEVER, we do live on the premises and can see the entire facility (which is kept locked at all times) from our house. Multiple motels/hotels are located within 10 minutes of us as we are 10 minutes from the airport.

(Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(4/29/10) - "I come here twice a year, Susan remembers what I eat, my horse has a clean stall with fresh shavings and clean water. This facility is a treasure.". . . (6/3/10) - "The host was so friendly and helpful. The accommodations exceeded my expectations. It was so clean and beautiful. So much room for our family and all the extras were amazing. The stables were clean and large. I am extremely impressed and will come back on our way back to AZ this fall.". . . (6/11/10) - "Owners were very attentive and helpful w/ directions to get to ranch. Very helpful w/ horse situation upon arrival, dealt w/ several horses arriving at the same time well. Stalls well bedded.". . . (7/15/10) - "I arrived late and they were very accommodating! Kitchen in guesthouse was well stocked with food. Bed very comfortable and stalls were HUGE, clean and well bedded. Also provided a mucktub full of clean water which was very appreciated after a long drive (we didn't need to haul out buckets and fill them!).". . . (8/10/10) - "Stalls were very large, freshly bedded and fresh water was immediately available. Facilities were spotless and in great condition and owner met us at the gate upon arrival. The guest house was completely stocked with everything a person could need and felt just like home. A wonderful facility that I would recommend to anyone.". . . (9/28/10) - "Susan thought of everything for a comfortable stay! Very clean & safe environment for the horses!". . . (10/1/10) - "Very accommodating, indoor stalls were 15' x 10' lots of shavings. We stayed at the guest house on the grounds; it had everything you could want. Susan stocked the fridge with bacon, eggs & hash browns for our breakfast. Not a trick missed-everythimg and more than what we expected. Recommend to anyone.". . . (10/2/10) - "This was my second night on a 3 day trip to move cross country. We were making poor time and were not going to make the hotel we had scheduled. We called up 5 hours before we arrived, the phone was answered and we were given clear directions and greeted at the gate (because it was after 9 pm when we finally got there). The stall was clean and fresh, the apartment was just wonderful. I canít tell you how nice this was to come to after a long day of driving. These people went so far out of their way to make us feel at home. A+++++". . . (10/16/10) - "EXCELLENT facility, top to bottom. Stay HERE.". . . (11/25/10) - "SUPER PLACE...SUPER PEOPLE!". . . (12/2/10) - "We were so happy with the great stalls.". . . (12/2/10) - "Like coming home. What sweet and gracious people! The facility, house and accommodations exceeded all of our expectations.". . . (12/22/10) - "Susan, our hostess, went overboard in providing an extremely well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed a breakfast for dinner since it was so enticing. Not going out to a local restaurant felt like a luxury after a long day's drive. The house was very homey. The stall was large, clean, and full of fresh shavings and fresh water. Our three dogs were much more welcomed than they would be in a hotel. Highly recommended! Will be back if I have to do the same trip.". . . (12/2410) - "Directions were lacking. The bedding was AMAZING; best night sleep ever! The overall place was very clean and VERY much felt like home. Stalls were very nice and grounds very clean and decorated cute.The kitchen was stocked with way more food then any bed and breakfast I have stayed at - A+ and very generous. Bathroom had everything one would need and more. Would recommend this place to friends. Susan hope you feel better soon. God speed with your family and your husband is in our prayers. Thanks for everything!". . . (1/10/11) - "The grounds are extremely neat and clean. Extremely accommodating; didn't matter what time were rolled in. Well stocked with everything you could imagine. Owners greeted us at the gate at 11pm and were happy to see us.". . . (2/11/11) - "We will defintely be coming back and the hospitality was excellent!". . . (2/11/11) - "Very great service and place to stay." . . . (2/27/11) - "Very nice and very clean.". . . (4/5/11) - "Great People. We really liked the horse facilities. The guest house accommodations were comfortable and cute, & lots of snacks, etc...We will be back & tell all our friends.". . . (4/8/11) - "We really enjoyed staying with Susan and Duke. Great Facillity and a very fun stay. We are all excited to get back here next week. Carole, Susan, Dick & Tom.". . . (5/14/11) - "We stayed in Susan's guest house on the facility. It was clean, fully stocked with food, quiet, thebeds where fluffy and comfortable.We will be back and highly recommed the stay here; better than any hotel.". . . (4/15/12) - "Wonderfully bedded clean stalls and fenced so we could let our dogs run around. Nice not to have to have them on leashes! Thank you Susan!". . . (12/17/12) - "Just a Great place to stay. Made last minute plans and they were very accommodating.". . . (6/18/13) - "Nice fenced property, great for horses, dogs, goats & humans too! Lodging is nice and large, clean. Stalls were large and safe. Overall a positive experience, thank you!". . . (12/6/13) - "Best stay. The guest house is a fabulous treat during a long haul. Susan and Duke were great. We look forward to staying there again.". . . (12/31/13) - "We stayed here with our 3 horses on our journey from Michigan to Arizona. Facility is completely fenced, horse stalls are safe and nice sized. Guest house was clean and comfortable. Hosts were friendly." . . . (6/12/14) - "Everything was very clean. Lots of space for trailer and horses. Everyone was very nice. Highly recommend.". . . (7/29/14) - "Great facility for horse and human. We also had our dogs and they were welcomed and had a terrific visit. We came in early morning, rested the day, and left before dark to drive in cooler temperatures. Would gladly have stayed longer if time permitted and will plan our trip back out west to make this stop again."

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Open Heart G Farms
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 13 0 0 24 hour monitoring 13 0 0
Friendliness of host 13 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 13 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 13 0 0 Facilities as represented 13 0 0
Security of facilities 13 0 0 Overall satisfaction 13 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 13 0 0 Total Scores 117 0 0
Comments: (1/31/13) - "Maggie and her family are the word grace and then some. We arrived on a cold night, very very late and had her, her husband, and grandson there to greet us! It had been an exhausting trip and Maggie was oh so gracious to help us get settled for the night, accommodating our rig, our horses and our camper. Thank you soooo much for helping us make our cross country trip safe and memorable.". . . (2/12/13) - "We were her first guest at this facility. Huge clean pens and the bunk house, while rather chilly, was clean and neat. She provided a coffee pot and microwave. Would recommend this to anyone needing a stop for the mules or horses and needing a place to stay yourself. If I had driven my own trailer with living space it would still have been a great place to unload your animal and let them get some rest from trailering while you stay in your own living quarters. Good spot for sure!". . . (3/19/13) - "Would recommend to anyone traveling with horses. Maggie and her husband met us on arrival and early morning departure, more gracious hosts cannot be asked for. Thanks.". . . (3/19/13) - "This overnight stable is just west of El Paso a couple of miles and easy to find. Off interstate. Plenty of room to park your living quarter trailer. Felt very safe for me and my horse. Place was first class. Would highly recommend!". . . (3/29/13) - "Could not have asked for better hosts!!! We were greeted warmly when we arrived. The horse facilities were clean and very nice! They have indoor stalls or large open pens with shade. We also stayed in the bunk house on site and it was very quaint and clean. Amenities included, cozy twin sized beds, a TV, full bathroom, microwave and coffee maker (coffee, creamer and sweetener provided). Very satisfied and definitely recommend Open Heart G!". . . (4/20/13) - "We were driving cross-country & called the day before. Maggie & her husband welcomed us with smiles & clean stalls. The exercise walker was a great place for our horses to stretch their legs after a long drive. There is a personal guest house on site so I could stay with my horses, which I greatly appreciated. Loved it, definitely staying here again. Would highly recommend to anyone!". . . (8/14/13) - "We were traveling from Colorado to California and decided to stay at Open Heart G Farms. We were very pleased with everything. Maggie and her family were very kind and accommodating in every way. All the turnouts and stalls were very clean and safe as well as roomy. We stayed in the bunk house and found it very clean and comfortable. Would stay here again for sure.". . . (10/12/13) - "We decided to stop at Open Heart G farms on a last minute trip. Maggie and her husband were on a vacation at the time so we did not get to meet them. Mellissa, their daughter, and family were there and were very nice and helpful. The place was very nice; we stayed in the bunk house and we felt very much at home. Will be stopping here again.". . . (12/4/13) - "Maggie couldn't be more helpful than she was. The guest house was great, this is one of the best places we've stayed at.". . . (1/25/14) - "Very friendly folks. Had big pens to turn horses out for a while before putting them in the stalls in the barn. Nice big stalls. Maggie had fresh shavings and water all ready for us. We were able to plug in our LQ trailer to electric and fill up with water. Gated so felt very secure for horses just in case something got loose they couldn't get out onto the road.close to town for a nice dinner. Would definitely stay here again.". . . (2/16/14) - "Maggie, the owner, is very friendly and accommodating. She helped me lead my mules to their paddock since I was traveling alone, and offered to help me move my stuff into the bunk house. Her husband even situated my rig for me for easy pull out in the morning. The paddocks are spacious and clean. The bunk house is comfortable and climate controlled. My mules and I all got a good night's rest. I recommend Open Heart G as a stopover when traveling with your equines.". . . (6/7/14) - "It was so great to pull into this farm after more than 12 hours on the road! The horses were assigned a large turnout area and took full advantage of being able to move around and eat and drink freely. We stayed in the bunkhouse which was clean and cozy. We would definitely recommend Maggie's place to other travelers.". . . (8/8/14) - "Open Heart G Ranch is an oasis on the way across the country from Georgia to California. My horse and I were very comfortable at the ranch! Maggie treated me like a queen! I could go exploring on horse back on trails in the area. The bunk house is super nice with everything I could need. It was quiet and peaceful so I could rest after a long journey. I would recommend the Open Heart G ranch to everyone traveling with horses. The stalls and turnouts were perfect, clean and spacious. My horse loved it at the Open Heart G Ranch! I hope I get a chance to come back someday!"

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Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 35 1 0
Comments: (5/26/08) - "Real nice people, animal lovers. Took great care of us even though we arrived after hours. Clean and easy to get around.". . . (11/1/11) - "Very friendly and clean. Would highly recommend.". . . (4/7/12) - "Nice riding, nice place. They helped us move our 4 horses from open stalls to closed during a 60-70 mph wind and sand storm. We were going to stay 1 day and ended up staying 3 nights. Loved it; people and country were great. Thanks for the great place.". . . (5/26/12) - "Thank you again, Diane, for making our stay at your horse hotel and RV park so nice. We look forward to seeing you in a few months. Sandy and John."

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Crooked Cottonwood Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 18 0 0
Comments: (10/16/09) - "This was a nice place to stay and it will only inprove with time.". . . (2/21/10) - "Had a nice stay at Crooked Cottonwood Ranch. Was very comfortable. Was nice to get a follow up call to see how my stay was. Will stay again when passing through New Mexico."

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Diamond Arrow Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 10 1 0 24 hour monitoring 9 2 0
Friendliness of host 10 1 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 8 0
Cleanliness of facilities 11 0 0 Facilities as represented 11 0 0
Security of facilities 8 3 0 Overall satisfaction 11 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 9 2 0 Total Scores 83 16 0
Comments: (6/7/04) - "I made arrangements to stay just hours before my arrival. The hosts advised they were out of town, but I could make myself at home. The facilities were perfect for what I needed. My horses and I were the only ones there, which meant no distractions for my animals. I was able to park right next to the corral I chose for my horses. I was also able to exercise my horses in the round pen. Barney did make arrangements for me with one of his neighbors if I needed any help with my horses. I stayed in my gooseneck. It is a beautiful area and was very peaceful. You are about 12 miles from the center of town and food. The well water was fantastic and all of my animals had no problem drinking it. I would stay there again.". . . (3/6/05) - "They were full due to prior scheduled events, but made arrangements for me to stable at the Deming Animal Clinic, which worked out very well. It couldn't have worked out any better for me and my horses.".. .(9/24/05) - "The owners divide their time between two facilities, and when we were in New Mexico, they were at their other location, so the facility was not monitored at all. The corrals were good, and the RV hookups worked fine. But, there were literally swarms of flies that drove us and our horses nuts in spite of soaking them and ourselves in fly repellant.". . .(12/21/06) - "I found that the new owners are very friendly and greeted us as we arrived, as late as midnight, then made sure we were settled in. The host gave us directions, printed out the weather map for the next days travel and even let us clean out our trailer." (8/2/07) - "The owners were very friendly and welcoming. My horses were relaxed and happy to roll around the large pens. Large, clean water buckets were full and waiting in each horse pen. It was easy to maneuver a big rig in and out of the property. Best of all, we didn't have to clean the pens as they were going to use the manure on the garden.". . .(11/19/08) - "We definitely put this ranch on our permanent "hole-up" places when we're on the road. In addition to the above ratings, the location of this ranch is close enough to I-10 for easy access, but far enough from the freeway to be very quiet. It is a full service facility for RVs (i.e. 30 Amp plug in, water (GREAT tasting) and sewer dump). Each spot has the full service amenities. Awesome!". . . (10/30/11) - "If you want a very peaceful environment this is the perfect place. Access to BLM land with beautiful mountains at your fingertips. Some cattle and we found three watering holes. Our dogs were able to tag along which they enjoyed! Riding conditions were awesome.". . . (12/31/12) - "Met us at the gate even though it was well past dark when we arrived and helped us find glasses that our horse knocked off my husband. Stall was ready for us with water filled. We had brought our own hay, but it was offered. We would stay here again.". . . (1/5/14) - "After having several delays along the road we arrived at 1:30 a.m. and the Diamond Arrow Ranch folks welcomed us and helped us settle down for the rest of the night. They offered the their guest room since we did not have living quarters in our trailer and it was so late. My daughter and I were very grateful for their hospitality and clean barn. I would definitely recommend Diamond Arrow Ranch.". . . (1/5/14) - "Arrived after dark and stalls were ready with fresh water. Owner met me at the gate and helped with my horses. I used the indoor stalls but the owner let our horses stretch in their huge round pen before putting them indoors; it was very necessary since they had been on the road for 12 hours. Traveled to nearest town but felt very comfortable leaving the horses in a safe environment. I would recommend Diamond Arrow Ranch with confidence.". . . (1/7/14) - "Arrived to find stalls ready with fresh water and was greeted by owners. My trailer was quite dirty from traveling through a snow storm and owners offered to clean it. Owners were very hospitable providing a wheel barrow so I could clean out the trailer. Owners suggested an alternate route to my destination to avoid heavy traffic through a large city which I appreciated very much. This was a very pleasant experience and I plan to return."

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Carter's Stables, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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D S Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 1 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 17 1 0
Comments: (11/8/12) - "Great place to stay. Very convenient from highway. Clean huge stalls. Darrin was very accommodating , friendly. Secure premises Will definitely stay here again when traveling along I-40.". . . (11/13/13) - "Very convenient to I40. Easy access. Very large pens (16 by 32??), partly covered. Owner very accommodating. Highly recommended if you aren't needing box stalls."

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Slash M Slash Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 8 0 0 24 hour monitoring 8 0 0
Friendliness of host 8 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 8 0 0 Facilities as represented 8 0 0
Security of facilities 8 0 0 Overall satisfaction 8 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 0 0 Total Scores 62 1 0
Comments: (11/16/12) - "Perfect layover!! Great stalls for my horses and clean and new bunkhouse for the humans. This is a place you plan your layover trips around. Owners are friendly and fantastic. Wish I had more time to visit and ride my horses at their beautiful ranch.". . . (12/18/12) - "Great place to stay. Stalls were good sized and comfy. My horse was able to relax and felt at home. We stayed in the bunk house right by the barn which made checking on my horse and getting ready to go in the morning really convenient. The owners were really nice and helpful too. I would stay there again!". . . (2/13/13) - "WOW! What a pleasant experience! Really nice place; suitable for the big rigs. We were beyond exhaustion and it was snowing when we arrived. They were more than accommodating and the bunkhouse was awesome. Will be seeing them again soon!". . . (3/8/13) - "Wonderful place to board overnight. Ask about the bunkhouse right next to the barn. Stay there and check on your horse in under a minute. Not a "fancy" place, but very safe and Danny Mirabel is GREAT! We requested shavings for our kid and he was "up to his knees" ... great place for our kid to rest over night.. Would board there again!". . . (3/13/13) - "Great place -quiet in the country setting. Easy to get to -Danny and family were very friendly.". . . (11/10/13) - "This place is great.. The owners are super nice.. very quiet... the horses were right at home...Can't wait to come back.."{3/2/14) - "Great place, friendly and wonderful hosts!! Nice cabins with clean showers!! Highly recommend!!!". . . (4/7/14) - "We were more than pleased with our stay at the Slash M Slash Ranch. We had three horses and stayed in the bunk house. Jodi was so friendly and accommodating. The bunk house was new with super clean bathrooms, bedding, and etc. The pens were also clean. We went to town for dinner and the recommended restaurant was great. We will stay there again if we get the chance. Could not have been better! March 29, 2014."

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The picture doesn't do the place justice. This is a wonderful place to keep your horses. Clean, secure, easy access. Shannon was so helpful and we enjoyed shooting the bull with him. He is knowledgeable, willing to help, and friendly. THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY when traveling through Las Cruces. See Ya, Shannon, and thanks again."
Las Cruces Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 7 0 0 24 hour monitoring 7 0 0
Friendliness of host 7 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 7 0 0 Facilities as represented 7 0 0
Security of facilities 7 0 0 Overall satisfaction 7 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 7 0 0 Total Scores 63 0 0
Comments: (3/16/13) - "Shannon and his wife were the perfect hosts; very friendly and helpful. The stalls are excellent and the complete facility has everything you could want. The location is great for both overnighters and as a destination for riding in some very pretty country. I will stay here anytime I'm traveling along this route.". . . (9/12/13) - "We came in with 10 horses. He met us at a major street to show us how to get there easily with a big rig. All our horses were in big stalls. Helped us settle them in; very helpful. He had a practice roping going on and invited us if we wanted. Really nice place and people. Will stay again on our way to Arizona for a show.". . . (1/5/14) - "We were traveling back to CA from East TX and wanted to break up the trip for both us and our horse! We called Shannon when we had a change of plans and he was able to accommodate our horse at the last minute so-to-speak. His facility is close to interstate 10 but far enough away for peace and quiet. It is only a short distance from Old Town Mesilla and people hotels. The facility, particularly the barn, is well thought out both for horses and driving in and out. We look forward to return visits whenever we are in the Las Cruces area.". . . (1/7/14) - "Very nice barn with big stalls, easy access and close to I-10 and trail riding close by. They clean your stalls, provide a water tub and a feed tank. RV hookups with level place to park. Highly recommend this place.". . . (4/10/14) - "Everything was great. We even stayed an extra day. Host was very friendly & made us feel at home.". . . (6/21/14) - "Shannon was the perfect host. We had trouble finding his facility but we came in at 12:30 AM. Finally found it and Shannon had everything set up for us. I highly recommend this facility for traveling.". . . (8/9/14) - "

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"The Barn"
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 27 0 0
Comments: (10/1/13) - "Very accommodating. Friendly and will stay again.". . . (3/20/14) - "Great friendly people. Found them when my wife was traveling by herself. They helped her out with whatever she needed. Very close to I-25 and the motels. We have stayed there 2 times in the last 6 months and will stay there again next year.". . . (4/7/14) - "Great stay! Greg was friendly and accommodating. We left three horses in pens and went to the motel, which was only about 1/2 mile away. Later it started to rain and I called Greg to see if I could move one inside. He said no problem and did it all for me. What a nice stay. Very secure. We will stay there again. April 6, 2014."

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J.P.'s Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 24 0 0 24 hour monitoring 23 1 0
Friendliness of host 24 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 24 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 23 1 0 Facilities as represented 23 1 0
Security of facilities 24 0 0 Overall satisfaction 23 1 0
Adequacy of stalls 23 1 0 Total Scores 211 5 0
Comments: (7/5/03) - "Very friendly and helpful,went out of their way to help us load our stubborn burro. Had trailer parking and large turnaround. Very affordable and would highly recommend." . . .(1/19/04) - "This is a very easy place to find. The host was friendly, helpful and even offered to meet us and guide us to his facility, and then got up early to help us load a young, untrained horse who was "tired of trailering" using a kind, gentle approach without frightening or forcing the youngster. The stalls were clean. We would recommend this place to others.". . .(3/24/04) - "Easy in with a gooseneck. Plenty of room in the stalls. Pleasant, hospitable folks. I will stay again." . . .(3/24/04) - "Great Guys, met us at the truck stop and escorted us in. Nice stay. . . ." . . .(7/26/04) - "Nice ranch, very accommodating". . .(9/10/04) - "J.P.'s is a great place to take your horse..We had an excellent time..the price was great and the owner and son were so nice..we want to thank you for coming to get us at the truck stop and making our travel to Arizona a great one...plus tell your son to keep up the great work with his horse....thanks so much.". . .(9/27/04) - "We cannot ask for a better place to keep our horses. Such nice people. Thanks for going out of your way to always help us. We'll be back soon.". . .(11/14/04) - "We were staying at this place because Red Rock State Park was filled due to Inter Tribal Ceremonies taking place. What a great find! There's no indoor stalls, so if you are hung up on having indoor stalls, forget it. There's soft bedding and you can put your own, too, if you want. Great accommodations and very secure. The owner lives on the premises. When we travel throught next year, we are staying here again. He met us even though it was 2am!". . .(2/1/05) - "Good place to stay, close to the freeway, not too hard to find. The hosts are very friendly, and the stalls were adequate. Nice lights to load in the dark, plenty of space to turnaround a large trailer.". . .(2/4/05) - "Close to motels, good trailer access, clean, nice people and helpful.". . .(8/27/05) - "We arrived late at night and were met at a local truckstop and guided to the facilities. The facilities were very nice and a well needed rest for our horse. They had one of the easiest lots to turn a long trailer in that we encountered. We will definitely stay here again.". . .(9/7/05) - "We have stayed here 4 times, Great people!! We never worry about our horses or trailer when we are here.". . .(11/10/06) - "Great folks, very accommodating, secure, gated entrance, positive feedback.". . .(11/27/07) - "This place was awesome. We came in late with two cranky horses and the owner was up and waiting for our call so he could meet us to bring us in and help us will all our needs. He was helpful and very nice and I would use this Motel again, and I will refer him to all I know.". . .(12/14/07) - "JP's was fantastic! The gate was large so that we were able to pull in with a large LQ trailer. The stalls were clean. J.P. was a wonderful host. We were so pleased that we made a point of stopping there again on the way home. I would highly recommend this facility.". . .(9/5/08) - "Real nice host, ample facilities for an overnight. No electricity for horse camper. I'd say A- and the only reason for the minus is there's a train that goes by about every 1/2 hour. Bring earplugs.". . . (8/19/09) - "Our first time here and we'll be back. Pat took excellent care of our horses. Stalls were clean and safe. Access was excellent. Thanks again cowboy, we'll be back!". . . (5/14/11) - "Don't judge a book by it's cover......Pat was a wonderful host and is full of interesting stories about his life as a cowboy, military man, etc. He was very knowledgeable about horses and very accommodating. He has a huge parking area that even allowed us to turn around our 34 foot U-Haul with a 16 foot tandem truck hauler attached. He also had no problems with us leaving the U-Haul and dropping our trailer overnight so we could go eat and get a motel, which was within 3-5 miles of this facility. Gates are locked at night and the security of the facility was more than adequate. Great price for the stalls, we paid $10/night. We really enjoyed JP's company and will definitely stay again. Absolutely recommend! THANKS PAT!". . . (12/5/12) - "I stayed here with my two horses when I was moving from Nebraska to California in early 2010. It's taken me too long, but I still remember how well my horses were cared for, how friendly and helpful the owner (and his dog!) were, and how fair the prices were.". . . (5/29/13) - "I was hauling 2 horses from Indianapolis, IN to Pahrump, Nevada. I had stopped at 2 other horse motels in Missouri and Texas. I had bad experiences with the previous 2 and expected this place to be the same. But Pat, the elderly owner, showed more stamina and cowboy friendliness than the previous 2 combined. He was helpful, informative, and his motto that "horses are kings at his place" was true in every action. I also had a damaged tire on my trailer and he allowed me to leave it there so I could get a replacement tire. He went out of his way to assist me. I cannot say enough good things about his hospitality and professionalism. His place was not the most beautiful place but by far the most accommodating and secure. I highly recommend this place."

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Jackson Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 8 0 0 24 hour monitoring 8 0 0
Friendliness of host 8 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 8 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 8 0 0 Facilities as represented 8 0 0
Security of facilities 8 0 0 Overall satisfaction 8 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 0 0 Total Scores 72 0 0
Comments: (11/30/09) - "Jackson Stables is a great place to stay. Horse stalls with large runs, very clean, very secure. Entry to property gates are closed to ensure safety of horses and property. Electric and water conveniently located. Host was very prompt and very accommodating. Very relaxing, no interstate noise. I'll be staying there again.". . . (7/19/10) - "Owning a Horse Motel in Wy., you have to work with people who have emergencies. We were headed N. got stranded in a spring storm, all roads were closed out of Raton. Host was so good to work with us with not much notice. Nice to stay at a safe place, to let your horses relax. Will stay again in our travels.". . . (4/13/11) - "Minda has the triple crown here. Incredibly EZ to get to, well maintained, terrific stalls with attached turn out, inexpensive motel a couple of miles from the barn. Perfect! Walt has been here before, and the quality of care is consistent. Thank you Minda!". . . (10/29/11) - "Stayed there in June 2011. Nice. Will be staying there again in October 2011.". . . (6/23/12) - "Absolutely lovely! Beautiful views, spotless pens and surrounding areas, not a fly to be found. Hostess was very accommodating and pleasant. Will definitely stay there again when in the area!". . . (11/8/12) - "This is a great place to overnight. Linda didn't just help with our horse but helped us find a tire dealer since we blew a tire on the trailer on the way to Raton. Her hospitality was such that it felt like home. Our return trip was just as nice. Highly recommend.". . . (6/27/13) - "Lisa is a welcoming host and everything is exactly as you would like it to be. This is the second time we have stayed here, and will stay again for sure!". . . (9/1/13) - "This is a very clean & comfortable facility with easy access to the interstate, lodging & food. My horse and I were treated well and this is a highly recommended horse motel; your horse will love it!"

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J BAR C HORSE MOTEL
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 9 0 0 24 hour monitoring 9 0 0
Friendliness of host 9 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 8 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 9 0 0 Facilities as represented 9 0 0
Security of facilities 9 0 0 Overall satisfaction 9 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 9 0 0 Total Scores 80 1 0
Comments: (12/10/12) - "Thank you Jesse & Bobby! Your facility was perfect! I thought it was safe, clean and plenty of room to pull in and turn around. Thanks for the sweet rolls too! I will definitely stay again!". . . (4/8/13) - "Jesse and Bobby have a wonderful, safe, and secure facility. You won't be disappointed with the accommodations and their hospitality is pure and honest as the country.". . . (4/25/13) - "If you are traveling through Roswell with horses this is the place to stop. Jesse and Bobby are the nicest people you'll meet and their facilities are awesome. Our 4 horses and pig stayed there on April 22 and we were so pleased. I was very nervous about leaving my animals with people I don't know but after meeting the Chessers all fears were gone. I actually slept good knowing they were caring for our animals. They helped us unload, feed and load the next day. They even served us the best cinnamon rolls in the world and coffe before we left. This horse facility is a ten in my book. We'll definitely be back and I recommend to anyone traveling in New Mexico.". . . (9/16/13) - "This was a fantastic place to stay! I would recommend them to anyone. Jesse and Bobby were very helpful and kind and the cinnamon roles for breakfast didn't hurt either! By far the best place I have ever stayed.". . . (10/22/13) - "This is a great horse hotel - facilities are clean, spacious, safe and secure. Easy rig access. The hosts, Jesse and Bobby, are very friendly and responsive to inquiries and phone calls and wonderful homemade cinnamon rolls!". . . (3/22/14) - "Wonderful hosts. Excellent job monitoring the horses water and letting us know how much they drank each time - one of the most valuable things when traveling. Very friendly folks, and Cinnamon rolls in the morning! Would stay there again when traveling thru.". . . (5/13/14) - "It was one of the best lay over facilitys at which I have ever stayed. Very clean and neat. Loved the very large pasture to exercise my horse. Most friendly hosts. Will stay here on my return trip home.". . . (6/14/14) - "Wonderful place, wonderful people, easy access, very safe and clean. We felt comfortable leaving our horses in good hands! We highly recommended and will use them again. We also enjoyed the coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls and conversation.". . . (8/11/14) - "Our hosts' wonderful hospitality and helpfulness were just amazing and made our trip a pleasant experience. The facility was immaculate and very horse-friendly so I knew my horses were in a good place. Definitely a 5-star establishment!"

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Arrowhead Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 1 0
Friendliness of host 2 1 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 25 2 0
Comments:(8/2/05) - "Owner is accommodating and caring toward your horse. Three miles to world class people hotels and restaurants. Easy access, great place!". . . (12/1/11) - "Access to the downtown area of Santa Fe was important to us as well as the welfare of our animals. People were kind to us and we'll definitely make it a stop over every year! Rankins 11/28/2011"

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Double Y Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Pueblo del Paso Fino
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 13 0 0 24 hour monitoring 12 1 0
Friendliness of host 13 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 12 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 13 0 0 Facilities as represented 13 0 0
Security of facilities 13 0 0 Overall satisfaction 13 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 13 0 0 Total Scores 115 2 0
Comments: (6/24/09) - "The apartment was clean and very comfortable. We spent eight days with our hosts. Such a beautiful, peaceful place to rest! The owners were friendly and relaxed. The barns and the grounds were very clean. I would happily visit again.". . . (7/11/09) - "We arrived on a dark and rainy night and left on a cloudy, rainy morning but the hospitality, cleanliness and accommodations brought sunshine into our life. Thank you so much for being there for us. Sharon, Julia and Chief. PS Oh yes, and for helping us get our flat tire fixed. Big hugs and smiles!". . . (9/8/09) - "We pulled in with two living quarter rigs and five Morgan horses, plenty of room for all. One of our group used the apartment and it was lovely. Lydia and Alan provided restaurant info and were super hosts. Will Stay there again when we have the opportunity. Stayed 8-23-09.". . . (10/20/09) - "We boarded three horses with the Madricks on Oct, O9 and had a very good experience. They were all ready for us when we arrived. We were in transit from Wyoming to Arizona and had business in Santa Fe. The Madricks readily consented to feed in the mornings so that we did not need to run out from town in the mornings and I'm sure would have done so in the evenings if we had not wished to come out late in the day. We felt our horses were in very good hands. Lydia found a strap belonging to one our horse blankets and has offered to send it back. We'd return there any time.". . . (10/29/09) - "We travel with our horses a lot and this is by far the nicest place we have been. Alan and Lydia were exceptional in every way and the setting is unbelievably beautiful. We will return there in the future!". . . (6/7/10)- "I was traveling by myself in August of 2009 and felt so safe and comfortable at the Madricks. I did not get to meet Lydia, but Allen was so nice and made me feel so welcome. I am returning again in 2010 with 2 horses and a friend and am really looking forward to staying there. The apartment is really nice. It's a very peaceful place to stay.". . . (6-28-10) - "Allen and Lydia go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. It's like staying with a friend.". . . (4/15/12) - "Excellent, safe and gorgeous facility. Wonderfully kind and attentive owners and property foreman. Enjoyed private pasture + large run-in stall, storage for hay, easy big rig parking, absolutely beautiful adobe apartment. True Santa Fe charm. A must-see!". . . (7/2/12) - "I have stayed with the Madricks 4 times now and it is like staying with a good friend. It is safe, clean, comfortable and relaxing. I highly recommend it!". . . (8/17/13) - "Lydia and Alan were great hosts. We stayed two nights, giving our horses a break from the road by riding the trails in the adjacent wilderness area. The trails can be reached by riding out of the driveway. The location is perfect for transiting to, or from, Pagosa Springs; Easy access to Hwy. 285; Highly recommended.". . . (11/20/13) - "Pueblo Del Paso Fino was perfect. My horse and I stayed there in August 2013. The horse facilities were great and I stayed in the guest room which was clean, well appointed and really comfortable. Lydia was a wonderful host. Wish I could have stayed longer.". . . (2/11/14) - "Allen Madrick was very accommodating and so easy to work with. I had purchased a horse in Colorado and had to find a place to board him (due to winter weather) south until the transporters could pick him up. Allen was so easy to contact, and kept me updated on my horse. My horse was very well cared for during his 11 day stay. I would recommend their ranch to anyone and am so glad I found someone I could trust to take care of my new boy!! Great People!!"

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Cassetta Critter Care
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 5 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 2 0
Friendliness of host 5 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 5 0 0 Facilities as represented 5 0 0
Security of facilities 5 0 0 Overall satisfaction 5 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 5 0 0 Total Scores 41 4 0
Comments: (3/24/13) - "Our hostess, Grace, met us at the local truck stop to direct us into the stable. She went out of her way to make sure we and our horses were made comfortable. She is friendly and caring, a real plus for weary travelers with animal needs. I would stay here again and send anyone I knew here. Thank you.". . . (11/27/13) - "We were traveling from Las Vegas, NV to northeast Texas and needed to overnight our horse at the half-way point, which was Tucumcari, NM. We made a reservation at Casetta Critter Care and immediately received a response. Not only did Lila Grace, the barn manager, communicate with us promptly, she went above and beyond to help us. Because of trailer problems, we did not get to Tucumcari until 12:30 a.m.-- she met us at the road to guide us in to the barn, helped us get our horse secured, and then guided us to the intersection in town that would lead us to the hotel where we were staying. I was amazed at the level of personal service and courtesy. Although not "fancy" the barn was clean, with shavings in the stall, covered, secured and she had water waiting on us. I would recommend this facility.". . . (1/4/14) - "Grace and her mom drove 100 miles to come get me and my horses when we broke down in Texas (yes, that's a total of 200 miles). I ended up there for several days. These ladies are horse people and gracious hosts.". . . (3/19/14) - "I'm traveling a lot and CCC in Tucumcari, NM is and will be my first choice along I-40 if it is time for a rest! Thank you Grace for your hospitality!". . . (4/17/14) - "Nothing beats having your horses' stalls ready for you after driving all day. Stalls had fresh shavings and water. Barn manager was right there to help with any of our needs. I would stay there again."

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Western Drive Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 35 1 0
Comments: (7/10/09) - "We came in late and Marlene Haller went out of her way to help. The Haller's are the kind of people you hope to visit.". . . (7/31/11) - "Great facility and very accommodating hosts. Will stay again if in the area. Pleasure to do business with these nice people.". . . (6/18/12) - "Great place to leave our horses, nice motels nearby. Host was very kind and helpful. Would use this facility again.". . . (1/8/13) - "We recently kept our horses at Marlene's faciltiy and found her to be both positive and inspirational. The care of our horses and our satisfaction were her main objectives. She took care of both of them wonderfully. The stalls were very clean and Marlene was wonderful to work with. Hotels and restaurants both close by."

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