A young girl’s foray into horseback riding, and how the feel for riding grew to live in her body, below consciousness, like a song.
- Chico Basin Ranch
- FP Ranch
- In Conversation
- Land Management
- Land Stewardship
- Made by Hand
- MP Ranch
- Natural History
- Paint Rock Canyon Ranch
- Zapata Ranch
Some ranch days I might spend observing big bustling cattle brandings or the intimate happenstance of a wrangler working her project pony, sneaking in a quick and blissful bareback ride.
One of a foal’s earliest, foundational moments is learning the pleasure, comfort, and safety that comes from being in time and and in step with another being — his mother....
A few tips to help your horse move in a more balanced, collected way and you transition to and from the lope.
Music about horses for people who love horses.
The Spanish word for loggerhead sea turtle–caguama–is also Mexican slang for a 32 ounce bottle of beer, the connection being, presumably, that the further down the bottle one drinks, the...
In permaculture it is taught that borders have the most biodiversity, i.e. the edge of a pond, meadow, or any biome. The success of each environment depends on the other....
“It’s about making the wrong thing difficult, and the right thing easy.” Most people who’ve spent time around horses will recognize this saying, but after a lifetime of riding horses,...
I was first introduced to the term “self-selection” in a barefoot trimming clinic in Australia about a year ago. The couple that were hosting the clinic, a trimmer and a...
From epic novels about the “old West” to meditations on the natural world and humanity’s place in it, from horsemanship instructionals to our favorite cookbooks, a (non-comprehensive) list of titles...
I always say that each new colt I start teaches me something new.
A young colt being worked at Chico Basin Ranch.