Meet the newest addition to Achaius Ranch: Patrick!! Patrick is a 16.1 hand Standardbred pacer. He’s 13 years old and an ex-race horse.
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!
In the wintertime, feeding our horses becomes a whole different experience. There is little to no grass available in the pastures, so we must provide them with hay. A horse is supposed to eat around 2% of its body weight in forage, so in the wintertime, this means each horse needs around 25lbs. of hay […]
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 […]
When a new horse comes to your ranch, they change things up a bit. You can’t just throw the new horse into the herd that already lives on your ranch, or bad things might happen. Horses in the wild don’t just show up and jump in with a new herd, they approach and retreat until/if […]
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, […]
Last week was our most exciting week so far on the ranch. We are thrilled to announce that all the hard work we’ve done (so far) preparing the place has paid off: we have brought home our first two rescue horses!
We are excited to announce Cornstock, a charity music festival that will benefit Achaius Ranch! We hope you’ll mark your calendars now and come join us on October 1st!