Pony Club and Life Lessons

Hello! This week marks the start of finals for me, so kind thoughts and prayers would be much appreciated! I considered writing more about managing time and finding ways to ride, but I think this week’s focus will be on something from my past, for some of you may have children who are involved in this organization, or may have been part of it yourself. As you can see from my title, I am speaking of Pony Club. Now, my parents (read: my mother) encouraged my brother and me to be involved in this national organization, with the …

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Meet Hilary Tandy

My name is Hilary Tandy and I am a Junior Pre-med Neuroscience major at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The road to Medical School is long and rough, but my frequent visits home to our farm in Magnolia, Texas to show my hunter and jumper makes the struggle more than worth it. Check out my blog for insight into how I manage to balance these responsibilities while maintaining my sanity, and I hope you also enjoy my anecdotes about growing up around horses and trying all sorts of disciplines. We are very excited to have Hilary join …

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Wranglin’ Wednesdays – Sack Your Horse!

  Oh no, it’s that time again! Time for Katie to tell y’all some ridiculous fact, or rant about why you should, or shouldn’t, do that whatever it is with your horse. What I wanna’ discuss this week is sacking out your horse. Maybe not so ridiculous after all? Sacking out, in essence, is desensitizing a horse to stimulus; loud noises, cars, gunfire, and other things. It is imperative to the safety of you, your horse, and others around you, but best of all, it’s really easy! How do you begin sacking out your horse? …

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Wranglin’ Wednesdays – So, Your Horse Abuses You

We interrupt your productive work week to bring you this post about: disrespectful/dangerous horses. First things first, I’m Katie, and your Wednesdays will now be filled with me yammering about horses! As one of my favorite cowboys (hint: John Lyons) once said, “If a horse bites you, you got two seconds to kill it”. (Don’t actually kill your horse, but you get the point.) Before we dive into this subject, there are a few things to get straight first: horses do not have a hidden agenda, and they don’t work on the concepts of revenge, or …

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“Yoga at the Ranch” at Black Mountain Ranch

Next week marks our first “Yoga at the Ranch!”, which is August 26th-September 2nd. Join us for our regular Adult’s Only Week with a yoga infusion. This year, we will have two amazing instuctors joining us. Meet the Teachers:  Kia Ruiz  About Kia: “Hi, I’m Kia. A green lifestyle yoga instuctor that believes in personal responsibility and maximizing your joy. We care for ourselves, we care for our environment. There is an intersection of the worlds of health/fitness/wellness and being green. I like this space – they are not mutually exclusive. I …

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It’s a Beautiful Life at Black Mountain Ranch

A couple of weeks ago we had Aimee (better known online as Greeblemonkey) and her family come visit. Here is her video of her time at Black Mountain Ranch! It’s definitely indicative what we do: horseback riding, cow roping, a trip to the local rodeo and getting your boots good and dirty! Thanks for sharing this great video Aimee! Be sure to check out the rest of her photos of the Ranch here! We’d love to have you come visit us at Black Mountain Ranch! Look forward to seeing you in the saddle!.

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Adults Only Week: Yoga at the Ranch August 26th- September 2nd

We are so excited for this years “Yoga at the Ranch” which is August 26th-September 2nd. Our All Inclusive rates start at $1,950 for one adult! If you are needing a week to relax, reconnect, and recharge, this might be just what you are looking for! The All Inclusive Yoga Retreat Packages Include: Lodging in our beautiful Colorado Cabins. Horseback riding with your own horse for the week. Our Wranglers will pair you with the perfect match for your experience and style. Two instructor lead yoga …

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