This is Mystic, a 17 year old Paint. She has been with us since a yearling. My daughter Joanna trained her to run barrels, then gave Mystic to her little sister Katie to do the same. We retired Mystic in 2013 from barrel racing and now she gives trail rides to the public!
This is Little Leo, an 13 year old Quarter Horse. He was born at the ranch and trained by Joanna. He has been shown by a local youth at the county fair! He has lots of spirit and personality!!!
This is Skittles, a 7 year old Paint. He is Katie's horse that she is barrel racing. He is full of energy and loves to run! Katie also showed him at the county fair and will guide trail rides as needed. She got him as a little 2 year old and has been the only one to ride him so far. They make an awesome pair and will win some great awards this year!
This is Buddy, an 18 year old black shetland pony that taught Katie and Chelsey how to ride. He is priceless and makes all little riders feel like true cowboys and cowgirls! He loves giving pony rides and being led around the ranch by little tykes!! My youngest daughter Marissa will barrel race Buddy this summer at the local gymkhanas!!
Shotszy is a super sweet Arab/Quarter horse cross and new to Bighorn Ranch. She foundered in her past, but is recovering very well! She needs a refresher too, but we expect her to be a wonderful asset to the trail rides.
Aurora is a very gentle and sweet Standardbred mare that is close to 20 years old. She is new to Bighorn Ranch this year and will be wonderful for the little tykes to ride and have fun on!
Breezy is a grulla Quarter Horse mare that has done everything! She hasn't been rode for a few years and so needs a refresher, but she is extremely sweet and gentle and we can't wait to work with her this year!
Dillon is a grulla gelding that is big and stocky! He is new to Bighorn Ranch and hasn't been rode for many years. He is blind in one eye, but you can't really tell! We will put some training into him this spring, but were told he used to be a kid's horse!!
Cassie is a 15 year old Mustang cross mare. She is super sweet, short, stocky and new to Bighorn Ranch in 2015! Cassie was a kid's horse in her past and should work out great for day camps and trail riding!
Nala came to Bighorn Ranch in 2013 from a dressage program. She is really well trained and very willing to do anything you ask. The farm life and trails were a little scary for her at first, but now is a professional at trail rides and day camps. She is a day camp favorite as she goes wherever kids point her and will canter easily!
This is Smokey, Chelsey's horse. He is 15 years old now and we have had him since 2009. She shows him at the fairs, local Gymkhanas, Little Britches Rodeo, and High School Rodeo. Smokey helped Chelsey win a brand new saddle last summer!! They went to State last September and placed in the top ten in almost every class! Chelsey and Smokey will help guide trail rides this summer!
Yellow Boy is a trail favorite of many at Bighorn Ranch. He was new in 2014 and quickly became a trail and day camp ready partner. He is 15 years old, only 14 hands, but stocky and great for beginner riders. He was leased last fall by a woman who wants to lease him again!
Jed came with Yellow Boy and is actually a gaited horse. He is short, cute and extremely friendly. His dun stripes are super cool and he loves getting out on the trail! We believe is about 15 years old too!
We have many more newer trail horses to share as soon as we get their pictures taken!! Check back soon to see them!