Cruising Along

Hi Everyone! We have had a wonderfully busy couple of weeks at the ranch. We hosted our first guest week of the season and then rolled right into shoeing the herd for the start of the season. Des and Shayne chose two interns to join us this season, Liz & Lainey!...

Arena Party

Hi Guys, This last week we have been busy in the arena doing a deep clean from floor to ceiling to prepare for the upcoming guest season. Every surface of the arena is attended to throughout the week. We clean everything from the tops of the tack rooms, to the...

Working Intern Tryouts

Hi Everyone, We just finished up our annual working intern tryouts at the ranch. Shayne and Des invited 5 ladies to the tryouts at the ranch this year after reviewing tons of applications for our internship program. Sam, Skylar, Helena, Lainey, & Liz had the...

Responsibility of the Rider

Des, Sami, Jenna and I have enjoyed time riding with Shayne this week and receiving his instruction and feedback. One of the phrases he has offered us to remember is “Their (the horse) feet are your responsibility.” He is adamant that we ride the horse in such a way...

Learning to Refocus

This past week has been quite busy here at the ranch. For the first two days of the week, we were trimming feet with our farrier, mentor and teacher Tommy Kilgore. Then a day later, our veterinarian Dr. Bob Genovese came out to assess a few horses with injuries and...