We are a working horse
ranch 1 hr SW of Denver with over 4000 acres divided into 20 pastures to provide rotational grazing to our horses and to client
horses. We currently run around 50 head on the ranch. We have summer pasture for easy access, winter pasture with feed for
young and older horses or easy access. Also have excellent grazing in winter pastures where we only have to feed when it is
cold or snowy. Where a horse can be a horse.
Raising Morgans since 1975 we breed for temperment, type and gait. Our
Morgans are considered to be "Old Type" Morgans. Around 14.3 H -15.1, 1000# on average . Some of the Flyhawk blood
, which our original Mare (SH Crescent) and her son ( Teton Easy Rythm) had, has produced some larger offspring such as Foxton
Shadowhawk. Owned and driven by Larry (Vic) Vicroy.
Both of our Morgan stallions and a few of our mares are strongly
gaited , doing a stepping pace, running walk and Foxtrot.
Foxton Nina', a competitive trail mare, can easily walk
out at 8 m.p.h.. As many of you know the Morgan was the foundation for several breeds of today's horses including the
Missouri Foxtrotter, Tennessee Walker and Quarter horse. The gaiting historically goes back to sons of Justin Morgan that
were bred to Narragansett Pacer mares.
During the American Civil War the Morgan was the preferred breed to ride because
of their gaiting, calm disposition and a big "heart". They were also bred to different horses because of their easy
going and friendly temperment.
Our aim in our breeding program is to get a calm temperment, smooth gaiting and performance.
We currently have several of our offspring doing competetive trail riding with the North American Trail Ride Conference NATRC.(
see links on contact page) We provide young horses the space and opportunity to grow physiaclly, mentally and socially. Growing
up in the mountains the horses develop stong bone, muscle and ligaments. Giving them a head start.
is a 1 to 3 day ride of 30 -75 mi.. The 2 day ride is 50 mi.. There is a veterinarian to judge the horse on conditioning,
manners and way of going. Then there is a horsemanship judge to judge the rider on equitaion, grooming, trail care and safety.
great fun and a way to get out with horse people that really know what they're doing. contact us and we'll get you
more info. Or go to the NATRC website.
We also use our Morgans and part Morgans for packing, driving, ranch work competitive
trail and pleasure riding. That's the versatile Morgan.
Come back often . The picts will
be updated . Especially the ranch work page. !
WE ALSO WELCOME RIDERS AND AND THOSE
TRAVELING AND WOULD LIKE A PLACE TO CAMP AND RIDE. THE RANCH IS 4000 ACRES WITH LOTS OF TRAILS AND CONNECTS WITH OPEN SPACE
AND PIKE NATIONAL FOREST
WE HAVE SEVERAL CAMP SPOTS WITH OUTHOUSES, ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER AND PLACES FOR YOUR HORSES
. WE DON'T HAVE ANY STALLS . WE DO HAVE SMALL PASTURES THAT ARE EASY ACCESS TO YOUR HORSES. OR YOU CAN SET UP PORTABLE
CORRALS AS NEEDED.
RATES ARE $5/DAY/HORSE(OR CAMPER) WITHOUT FEED. HAY IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
HAVE SEVERAL CAMP SPOTS WITH OUTHOUSES, ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER AND PLACES FOR YOUR HORSES . WE DON'T HAVE ANY STALLS
. WE DO HAVE SMALL PASTURES THAT ARE EASY ACCESS TO YOUR HORSES. OR YOU CAN SET UP PORTABLE CORRALS AS NEEDED.
ARE $5/DAY/HORSE(OR CAMPER) WITHOUT FEED. HAY IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.