Congratulations Nyjah on passing the Parelli Level 1 audition!

Our youth student Nyjah has been awarded her official Parelli Natural Horsemanship Program Level 1. Congratulations, Nyjah! To achieve Level 1, Nyjah had to demonstrate her communication skills, her creativity, and her skill with the 12-foot line and the carrot stick and string. She partnered with her lesson-lease horse Star and sent her video to…

Youth students help youth horse build confidence

This month’s Horsemanship Club included helping Toby build his confidence in his environment. Toby is a Welsh pony cross, not quite two years old, with much to experience in the world. Toby’s owner Tammy brought him out to meet the youth students on Horsemanship Club day. Then the students got into a line and walked, skipped,…

Trail preparations are in full swing

Several of the adult students are working to build confidence, communication, and connection with their horses in anticipation of hitting the trails later this year. We’ve held group lessons to practice riding in different orders, maintaining appropriate distance between horses, and developing their horses’ confidence within and away from the group. In private and semi-private…

Horse play with Fergus and Billy

Billy and Fergus belong to the same family, but have not yet been together on their own. Fergus, the big bay, lives in the Silo Pen with pony Tessa and Arabian Ronnie — you’ll see them if you visit the ranch and park in the student parking area. Billy, the dapple grey, lives in the…

Video: Youth horsemanship demo

Six of our youth students collaborated in a horsemanship demo at our Open House in September. Each student-and-equine pair showcased the power of communication and partnership as they played with obstacles and performed various patterns. You’ll see quite a range of activities in the video — circus pedestals, weave patterns, jumping over barrels (look at…

Thank you for making our Open House such a success!

We loved meeting new people and spending time with our students and their friends and families — and it was a blast to see our students showcase their horsemanship in front of a live, enthusiastic audience. Thank you Jessica Annalee Photography for the beautiful photos of the event and letting us make a slideshow out…

Open House September 23, 2017

You are invited to our free horsemanship demonstration and Open House on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.  Bring your friends and family! Get a glimpse into the workings of the ranch with a ranch tour and enjoy the horse demonstrations. Schedule of Events The ranch will be open from 9:30am to 1:00pm. The demos start at…

On pattern in the group lesson

One of our group lessons this week featured our interns Jan and Lisa BB (aka BB) and our working student Jessica. We played with patterns — a figure 8 the size of the entire arena — and ground poles and practiced transitions between the gaits. SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU’VE NOT WATCHED…

Youth Natural Horsemanship Summer Program Schedule 2017

Mark your calendars and reserve your space now for the Youth Natural Horsemanship Summer Program — hands-on horsemanship for ages 5 to 15. Contact Lisa Murphy at 530-263-1878 or twequine@gmail.com to register. Our program emphasizes safety and fun in all aspects of playing with horses and handling horses day-to-day. Each day includes a variety of activities and…

Saddle Fitting Seminar April 29th, 2017

We are hosting a saddle fitting seminar on Saturday, April 29th from 9am to 11am. No horses are required — bring yourself, a notepad, a cup of coffee, and come learn all about saddle fit for the well-being of horse and rider! After the seminar, several horses will be fit to a new or used…

We are looking for lesson horses

A few of our wonderful equine teachers are retiring and we are looking for one or two special partners to bring on board. Our program emphasizes positive relationships and two-way communication between horse and rider, and we take the mental, emotional, and physical happiness of our teaching partners very seriously. We make sure that the…