Resort Implements Horse Rehabilitation Program to Alleviate the Plight of Abandoned Horses in New Mexico

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Provides Rehabilitation Program for Horses that Have been Neglected, Abandoned, or Abused

Sep 27, 2012, 13:10 ET from Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

THE PUEBLO OF SANTA ANA, N.M., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, located on the Pueblo of Santa Ana between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico, has announced a new horse rehabilitation program for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses throughout New Mexico.  As U.S. horse exports for slaughter increased 660 percent from 2006 through 2010, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Stables at Tamaya has created the horse rehabilitation program to provide shelter and care for horses that owners are unable to care for due to age, illness, financial issues, temperament issues, and more.

The program is led by Connie Collis, director of the Stables at Tamaya. With more than 45-years experience training and caring for horses, Collis provides surrendered horses with shelter and a foster environment that is conducive to rehabilitation.

"New Mexico has seen a dramatic rise of neglected, abused, and abandoned horses due to the owner's inability to properly care for the animals. Unfortunately, hundreds of these unwanted horses are sent to slaughterhouses each year," said Collis. "It is our goal to be part of the solution to help to end unnecessary horse slaughter in New Mexico."

Allowing guests to support the initiative, the resort has created a package for meeting and planning groups to participate in the philanthropic program. It allows guests to work with the wranglers to train and care for the horses, build stables, and more. In addition, guests can help name the horses and receive updates or view a live web cam of the horses' progress.

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About Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located on 500 acres on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, in New Mexico. 350 pueblo-style guestrooms showcase traditional designs created with natural materials featuring the modern comforts and pampering amenities. Also featured is the 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; The Stables at Tamaya; and the award winning Tamaya Mist Spa, and the Tamaya Cultural Learning Center. Discover Tamaya. Tamaya, a quiet and special place.

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