A couple of unpredicted, but much needed rain showers blessed Achaius Ranch recently. We were especially delighted by a beautiful double rainbow just before sunset on Saturday! One of the two parts was completely visible for awhile, with the second bow rather faint.
Summer is quickly approaching and we’re eager to open the gates for children and their families to visit, help out, learn, and play at Achaius Ranch! We hope to start offering sessions in late June. (For information about our sessions, please visit our General Info page.)
by Elisha Just when we were ready to take Sparky off the special feed he had been eating to bring his weight up a bit (which worked well), it happened.
A few weeks ago, we were delighted to bring home our second Standarbred gelding, retired from racing days and in need of a new life and a loving home. The herd gathered, eager to meet their new friend, as we unloaded “the new guy” from the trailer.
As promised in our last blog post, today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a post about him and why we’ve chosen him as our “patron Saint.”
It’s been a mild winter at Achaius Ranch but it’s also been endlessly muddy. We’re pretty sure the horses are ready for the sun to shine a bit brighter!
We’re very pleased to announce that Nicole Wilson, Ranch Manager and Horse Trainer (among other roles) here at Achaius Ranch, has recently passed Level 3 in the Parelli horsemanship training program! Nicole has written a blog post all about this accomplishment and what it means here on her personal blog, which she calls Fresh Air. It is a […]
October 1st was a day of beautiful weather, fantastic music, delicious food and great fun at Cornstock 2011, a charity music festival that benefited Achaius Ranch. You can see more pictures of the event here. Some videos of the musical performances have been added to the musicians page on the Cornstock website as well.
Our second official work day on the ranch was equally successful and even more fun than the first! We are extremely thankful for all the people who came out to help. There were 30 of us in all, from ages 1 to 77. It is so inspiring, encouraging and humbling to see folks with very […]
Today we welcomed Scooter to the ranch. Scooter is not a rescue horse, he simply needed a place to retire. He is at least 29 years old and he has some health issues, like a “wobbly back end,” but he is one of those horses people call “bomb proof” because he is mature, experienced, trustworthy, […]