he horses we use in our daily ranch work and guest program come from our Ranchlands Horse Company's (RHC) breeding program. RHC focuses on producing gentle horses that can work long days on a ranch and thrive on native pasture with minimal supplemental feed. Specifically, our horses are bred for:
A gentle disposition
We also train horses that come from outside of the program that show promising disposition for daily ranch work and meeting the needs of guest riders. The herd, averaging around 60 head, meet all abilities ranging from experienced to beginner riders. We work closely with each horse to train them for working livestock and eventually use the majority of the herd in our Fall bison gather.
During the guest season the herd is split into two groups with one group resting and the other group in a nearby pasture ready for daily work. The groups are then frequently rotated giving the horses plenty of rest and time under saddle so they ultimately remain in peak and healthy condition.
Banner photo 1 by Christina Cheatam
Banner photo 3 by Karen Myers