To Stand or Not to Stand?

This article was originally published October 27, 1997 by our General Manager Johnny Fisher.  We would love to have your opinion on the subject.  Please look for another article on urination in the coming months. Let’s not beat around the bush.  Why do you stand up in the saddle when your horse is urinating?  Although this question may sound humorous, what is probably more humorous is that I have developed an obsession with this question. I operate a guest ranch in Colorado, so already my sanity comes into question. It all started about 10 years ago. We had a new … Continued

Horse Safety

There are numerous books and articles on horsemanship.  Most of it is “how to”.  There are some basic items that need to be mentioned in order to be safe.  I thought that I should share some of The Home Ranch Horse Philosophy that our wranglers read and practice.  We are very much committed to operating a safe and fun program, and felt that maybe by sharing our thoughts it might help other horse owners. THE HOME RANCH HORSE PHILOSOPHY This piece is written in the first person, as our horse program is near and dear to my heart. We are … Continued

The Last Days of Winter?

As the days get longer and warmer, I find myself torn between wishing for more snow and praying for warm sunny days to melt the snow. I know it sounds like the answer should be easy after five months of winter, but it’s not. There is nothing like a fresh groomed trail, or untouched hillside, when you stop and take in the vista in front of you and the beautiful tracks that you made behind you. Whether you are skate skiing around Lodwick Loop, making tele turns in the backcountry or cross country skiing around the ranch, new snow means … Continued

Reno ~ March 2011

Here is Kelly on his favorite horse, Reno. Reno is a registered quarter horse that was born at the ranch.  He spent his early days on Kelley’s dad’s ranch – Sand Mountain Cattle Company.  Reno was used on the cattle ranch and worked hard in tough country.  When Kelly joined us here at the Home Ranch, he and his buddy reunited. Share this:

Recipe of the Month-Trio of Pancakes

A Trio of Pancakes-March 2011 (Our most popular request) Buttermilk 3          Cups All-Purpose Flour 4          teaspoons Baking Soda ½         teaspoon Salt 1          Tablespoon Sugar 4          Eggs 4          Cups Buttermilk ½         Cup Melted Butter Sift dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Beat together eggs, buttermilk, and butter.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Stir together, don’t over mix.  Share this:

Horse Yoga Retreat

Cowgirl Tammy Pate and Equestrian Yoga teacher Janice Baxter have created an all inclusive Women’s Horse Yoga Retreat. This intimate and innovative retreat combines the centering practice of Janice’s Equestrian Yoga instruction with Tammy’s distinctive approach to teaching horsemanship. Previous yoga and horseback riding experience are not required to enjoy this retreat. Tammy and Janice’s weeklong retreat is offered 4 times a year during exclusive weeks in May, June, September and October. In 2011, we will offer three Women’s Only Retreats. The dates for the Women’s Only Retreats in June are: May 31-June 6th follwed by the cesnd retreat from … Continued