Trail readiness lessons for you and your horse

Stay safer and have more fun when you increase confidence, competence, and connection on the trail! Our trail readiness lessons take advantage of our arena obstacles and the varied terrain on our ranch. Contact Erin at (530) 559-1602 or murphy-erin@comcast.net to schedule your sessions. What we do depends on you, your horse (or your lesson…

Reserve your spot in youth summer program

Youth program meets Mondays in July! Contact Lisa Murphy at 530-263-1878 or twequine@gmail.com to reserve your space. Each day includes a variety of activities and may include: Balance exercises Ground play and riding Grooming and caring for horses Unmounted and mounted games Group horsemanship lessons Comparative anatomy Bathing and grooming horses Horsekeeping Play time on the ranch For…

Hayhut, Hayhut, get your Hayhut here

We love these feeders so much, we’ve become a dealer!  The horses love them because it’s so easy to reach the hay, and the large windows still give them a good view of their surroundings. We love them because they seriously reduce wasted hay, they keep the hay contained and clean, and they save us…

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…