about us

                            “A large and liquid eye. The swirl of dust around pounding hooves …
                             These, then, are the images that move us.” ~ Author Unknown

Placitas Wild is a New Mexico, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to nurture and care for the wild horses of the Wild Horse Preserve at the San Felipe Pueblo.  The preserve is home to wild horses that have roamed our shared communities for decades. Formed primarily to keep the Placitas area wild horses safe, Placitas Wild also supports and advocates for all large mammals in the area including bear, elk, deer, cougar, bobcat, and coyote.  


Our efforts support continuous and unobstructed access between established and future critical wildlife corridors ranging from the Jemez Mountains to the Sandia and Manzano Mountains, and north to the Galisteo Basin.  


Placitas Wild is a frequent sponsor of community educational programs about living with wildlife. We make every effort to communicate the Placitas community views to planning groups and governmental agencies at all levels as provided by the corporation By-Laws.



“A dog may be a man’s best friend, but the horse wrote history.” ~ Author Unknown

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All donations are tax-deductible

Tel: 505-771-8174


P.O. Box 5004
Bernalillo, New Mexico, 87004

Placitas Wild Board of Directors
Jennifer Lesh, President
Tony Hull, Vice President
Sandy Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer

Tina Mertens, Director

Wilda Portner, Director

Dino Lodato, Director

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