Meet Our Horses
Enjoy the Finest Horseback Riding in New Mexico
We take great care to have excellent, well trained, well cared for horses. Our horses are the foundation of our business, and as such are very important. Without our horses, we can't take you on trail rides of this incredible area. We feel that if we take care of them, they will take care of us, so providing our herd with top-notch care allows them to provide top-notch services to our guests. We make sure to give them plenty of good quality feed, proper hoof, teeth and vet care, as well as love! We have excellent quality tack because we want both our guests and our horses to be comfortable. Our saddles are mainly Tucker, Reinsman and Circle Y. Rider weight limit 240 pounds. Horseback riding requires a certain amount of physical fitness. These requirements are to ensure the safety and comfort of both riders and horses.
Meet some of our horses:
Libby is a sweet and beautiful gray Quarter Horse mare. Her registered name is Lil Bit Stormy Flash! She likes to throw her feed tub when she is waiting for meals, so she has gotten the nickname "Chewy"!
Johnnie is a Clydesdale Quarter Horse cross that loves attention! You will fall in love with his big face and beautiful thick mane. He is like a little kid and loves to play with his bridle while waiting to go out for a ride!
You will fall in love with this black beauty's sweet and loving personality. Meris likes to call him Maserati for his well controlled power and responsive ride!
Victorio is a beautiful Gypsy Vanner cross. Strong and steady, he will take you where you want to go! Don't let his serious facade fool you, he secretly loves attention and wants to be your buddy!
Jerry’s cute, sweet face will win you over in a heartbeat! He is as responsive as he is sweet and is ready to take you trail riding to see the beauty of the Gila National Forest.
Shadow casts a big shadow. He is one of our largest horses- a Percheron Quarter Horse cross. He loves attention - Don't be intimidated by his size, he really just wants to be your buddy!
Slingshot loves face rubs and just wants to be your friend! Be sure to give him a nice reward with brushing and extra face rubs after your ride! He is originally from a working ranch in Kansas, along with his buddy Linus.
Linus got his name because he is a line back overo dun (and they already had a "Snoopy"!). Although it is harder to tell now that he has turned gray, he is a registered American Paint Horse!
Blue is named for his blue roan color- his unique flecks and spots are all natural! He is a registered American Quarter Horse. Always a favorite because of his gorgeous color, he is just as nice to ride!
Pinball is a black and white draft cross who got his name from black spots that look like pinballs! Strong and sturdy, he will take your where you want to go.
Buffalo Gal came to us from Old Tucson Studios where she worked as a movie extra. We call her our movie star! She is one of the sweetest and easiest horses to work with that we have ever been around.
Rooster is named for Rooster Cogburn because he looks like John Wayne’s horse in True Grit! Big, friendly and a gorgeous red - what more could you ask for?
This handsome boy loves his belly scratched! He is a registered American Quarter Horse. He is a little competitive and does not like to be passed by the other horses!
Lightning gets his name from being scared of Lightning when he was just a baby. He is a super sweet and gentle registered American Paint Horse.
Jasper is sweet and steady red dun with a long stride. When he crosses the creek he kicks up the water just right to cool the rider in front of him down! He is originally a good ol’ Montana cowboy horse.
Lips gets his name from being able to open gate latches from time to time! He is a sure-footed mountain horse that has "been there, done that". Not much bothers this dependable boy!
Casey is a bay and white paint who gets his share at every meal! He has lived in the Gila National Forest his whole life and is ready to share it's secrets with you!
Casper “the friendly ghost” is what we like to call a “ghost paint” with gray and white spots you can only see when he is wet! He is one of the sweetest, most willing horses we have ever met!
Buck is named for his beautiful golden buckskin color. Children who visit the ranch like to call him "Spirit" and love to ride him! He is one of our friendliest horses and he has been with us for a long time.
Dreamer is a gorgeous Palomino Appaloosa. We always say "you can't ride color" but this guy sure rides nice! Strong and gentle, he will make your tour of the Gila National Forest a pleasure!
Zephyr is named after the Greek god of the west wind, the gentlest of breezes. He loves attention and is gentle and kind. He is a beautiful red roan with unique, dark highlights in his mane!
Brownie comes to us from a working ranch in Nebraska. There is probably not much he hasn't seen or done. Let this strong, friendly boy show you the wonders of the Gila National Forest!
Chipper is the baby at the ranch. At just 2.5 years old, we will be bringing him along slowly and guests will hopefully get to ride him in a couple years! He is super cute, loves being your buddy and making new friends!