About the Council

On November 8, 2018, The Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 11-08-18 and its associated Bylaws establishing The Sandoval County Free Roaming Horse Advisory Council (“Council”) in an effort to more effectively address the issue of the Free Roaming Horses of Placitas.

2019 Meeting Schedule

The Horse Advisory Council will meet quarterly for calendar year 2019. All meetings will be held in the Old County Commission Chambers located at 711 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM, 87004.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 –  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meetings & Agendas


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Should you wish to offer constructive feedback to the Council, provide them with useful information, or provide public comment, please send an email to: RoamingHorses@sandovalcountynm.gov.

In an effort to ensure public safety for those driving in the Placitas area, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is increasing traffic enforcement activities in certain portions of Placitas, and is asking for the public’s assistance to identify locations where the free-roaming horses frequent the roadway. If you have information on this, please email the place, time and location of the roadway sighting, along with the number of horses seen, to the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office at: scsocrimewatch@sandovalcountynm.gov