Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation

EST 2012

We rehabilitate and retrain neglected, abused, unwanted, and abandoned horses throughout The United States. The Horses of Tamaya are provided with food, hoof care, shelter, and medical support. Additionally, we dedicate our efforts to training the horses and maintaining of the stable to keep their surrounding home clean and beautiful. We do as much as we can, when we can and believe that all rescue and rehab efforts have different and important solutions within the horse overpopulation problem.


Like many girls, especially those who grow up near Albuquerque, Connie Collis fell in love with horses as a girl. Unlike many girls, she never lost that love. Her mission was clear, marry a cowboy, ride everyday, and learn how to train horses. Well, she accomplished just that and more. After working at various ranches in New Mexico and throughout the west, she learned the craft of true horsemanship. While the husband thing didn't work out, the horse thing certainly did. After meeting her late husband, Dave Collis, she began giving lessons and gaining a deeper knowledge of horses, including problem solving and understanding horse and rider relationships. As she dove deeper into training, she became aware of the greater challenges in the horse community. 

Based in San Ysidro, NM, while running a 4H program lessons for children, The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa were looking for an expert to provide lessons to their guests. With that, Connie's expansion started, and she found herself literally collecting horses from unwanted owners and training them to join her team. She frequently took in horses from owners who had fallen on hard times and as her herd grew, she became increasingly aware of the pervasive problem in the southwest of unwanted horses being abandoned. 

Without the interest of The Hyatt Tamaya, Connie truly couldn't help as many of the horses as she wanted to home. The partnership offered her land and a stable to grow. Connie then established the "Tamaya Horse Rehab Program" in 2012. Already, home to 40 horses, she was able to take in more and fund care and training to help the horses become working partners. Connie's belief is that by training rescue or unwanted horses, they have a purpose and home forever. 

The Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program is a 501c3 non-profit rescue organization dedicated to providing shelter, care and rehabilitation to the unwanted, neglected and abandoned horses.

Connie Collis

Founder & Owner

The Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Horse Rescue Organization.

For Donations:

PO Box 144

San Ysidro, NM 87053 

Connie: 505-269-5410

The Stables at Tamaya

All of our services are open to the public, booking is required. The Stables at Tamaya in Partnership with Hyatt Regency Tamaya, is a for-profit business (CWW Horse Adventures).

The Stables at Tamaya

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya
1300 Tuyuna Trail

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Tamaya Horse Rehab

25 Bobby Garcia Ln

San Ysidro, NM 87053

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