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“Inspire the Spirit”

written by Jerry Zaabel A few years back Trish and I decided to host a retreat for therapists who work with horses in their practice of healing people. As we brainstormed to come up with a theme we landed on "Inspire the Spirit". We felt that pretty much summed up the goal of our weeklong event....

Wooden Bridge Ranch is open for Boarding.

Wooden Bridge Ranch is accepting 6 boarders in our new State of the Art Barn. The new barn has large 20 X 20 stalls with roller doors that are Duch door style. The barn is located just steps from the outdoor arena on one end and the indoor arena on the other. The tack room is beautiful! Done in...

When did Horses get so smart?

Ever hear the old adage “wet saddle blankets make good horses?” How much time a week do you spend with your horse? The only substitute to you riding your horse is to find someone else to ride your horse for you (and Lord only knows what they will teach them). The only way to get a “GOOD HORSE” for...

Footprints

One of my favorite places to ride is the Butterfield Stagecoach trail near Maricopa, Arizona. The huge stretch of BLM land is presently closed to motor vehicles and it is seldom that you ever run into anyone else. The history of that area is very rich, and the terrain is exquisite. There are an...

Eyes Up

It was a great day for a trail ride!  Sunny, about 75 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and we are in beautiful Arizona!  We decided to ride the historic Butterfield trail, near the Sonora Desert National Monument which is close to Maricopa Arizona. This is a great trail with a...

Trailer Loading

“That horse just won’t get into that trailer” Recently, I watched as a man and a woman were trying to get their horse into a trailer at a trailhead.  The lady was in front of the horse pulling for all she was worth, and the man was behind the horse pushing on the horse’s butt so hard his face...