New trail course obstacles provide enrichment

Our students and horses alike are enjoying the latest updates to our trail course. These updates include logs and rock walls to step over, squeezes to go through, shapes to navigate (including an L and a zigzag), a small but steep hill, stairways built to horse scale, and a narrow gate. With the recent rain,…

Youth Summer Program 2022

Our youth summer program is back! We have limited spaces, so book your slot as soon as possible. July 11, 12, 13, and 14 9am to 11am each day $200 per day or $700 for all four days Students must be at least 5 years old by the first day of camp. Payment is due…

A chance to ride outside the arena

We’ve had a break in the weather this past week — like chilly Spring days instead of cold Winter days! — and have taken advantage of the opportunity to get outside the arena. Riders are using The Hill to get a longer straight line of trot and canter than they can in the arena. This…

Trail practice at the ranch

We have expanded our trail course recently and have been giving horses (and riders!) a break from the arena. Recently we grouped two green horses with four experienced horses and had a “trail day at home” for the two just starting under saddle.

Mini-donks get creative with the trailer

Our miniature donkeys don’t trailer all that often, so we make a point to play with the trailer now and then to keep their confidence up. Here are some photos showing what pros they are.

Horsemanship and Emergency Preparedness

Recently, we put our emergency preparedness plan into action as a fire started just a few properties up the road. We got all the animals ready to go. Some go into our trailers and some are clipped to a long line so that one person can lead five horses at a time. Luckily for us,…

Mellow obstacle lesson before it gets too hot

Our Saturday group lesson played with precision obstacles in the shade of the covered arena this morning. We set up a water station where horses and humans could get a drink and a refreshing spray from the hose as needed. We set up puzzles that required thoughtful solutions, rather than a lot of physical exertion….

Much fun in Youth Summer Program

Our Youth Summer Program includes a variety of fun activities, on and off the horses. Here are a few pictures from this week’s camp. We’re halfway through the youth summer program — only three sessions left! Mondays July 12, 19, and 26. Learn more on the Youth Summer Program page. Contact us to reserve your…

Youth Summer Program 2021

Erin and Lisa are teaming up to provide an awesome horse camp experience this year! There will be a mix of riding and non-riding activities, using both arenas and the entire ranch property, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. This is horse camp, not horse homework, after all. (Of course, our students…

By popular request, T-shirts now available

We have T-shirts! Now available in many colors and sizes, in a Unisex Fit and a Women’s Cut. These T-shirts celebrate your love of horses and your dedication to developing equine partnerships through love, communication, feel, and fairness. Our colorful mosaic horse image and the words “Equine Partners, Inc. Natural Horsemanship” appear on the left…

New! Back Stage Pass Events Added to Our Program

We have added a new feature to our horsemanship program: the Back Stage Pass. This monthly event gives students an opportunity to learn about how we help horses develop the skills they need to be great equine partners. Topics include working with a green horse for the first time, building confidence with the trailer, introducing…