In keeping with our motto, “There’s no better
partner than Mother Nature” we raise our quarter
horses at two unique properties. Mesa Valley Ranch,
Gunnison, Colorado, at 8,000 feet, provides the
perfect elevation for breeding and foaling in the
Rio Grande Sanctuary, Monte Vista, Colorado, at 7500
feet, is located on the banks of the Rio Grande
River. The Sanctuary showcases four private
ranches that combine lush river bottom pastures with
cottonwood canopies and natural water features.
The ranches encompass 1,000+ acres of native grasses,
for year-round grazing and lots of room to roam and
Foaling occurs in May and June at Mesa Valley Ranch.
During the first 8 weeks of life, foals are
encouraged to be people-friendly. Through a daily
training program, they are taught to halter, load,
and have their feet handled.
Once their “people skills” are imprinted and their
mothers are safely in foal, the mares and foals join
the herd. While grazing mountain
pastures, our horses develop sure footedness,
agility, and a natural willingness to cross water.
Our saddle horses, broodmares, yearlings and two
year olds run together, giving each foal the time to
develop naturally under the watchful eye of older,
We check our herd daily; gather the herd four times
a year for vaccinations, worming, foot care,
branding, weaning, and foaling. As long two year
olds, our horses are sent to trainers to complete
Each horse leaves our program with the advantage of
generations of selective breeding, an education of
natural skills and the desire to please its human
partner for a lifetime.
BREEDING PROGRAM |
HORSES FOR SALE