Our Program

Honor and Integrity Above Profit

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy for offering Luxury Trail Horses is simple:

Selection

The most important thing we do is to select the right horses for our Luxury Trail Horse Program…

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Training

Luxury Trail Horses undergo hundreds of hours of intensive natural horsemanship training…

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Matching

We are often told we have a ‘gift’ for matching a rider with their ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ horse…

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We are certain that once you ride a Luxury Trail Horse from Rawhide Ranch, you will never be without one.

Our Vision

Rawhide Ranch was founded out of the realization that we were constantly putting off our dreams. One day, an unchangeable event happened to a family friend that woke us to the fact that we needed to follow our dreams and cherish our family. We’re grateful for every day that God has given us and we live our goals and dreams to produce the very best Luxury Trail Horses. From our family to yours, Rawhide Ranch is dedicated to producing the safest connection and bonds possible between horse and rider.

Find Your Luxury Horse

Let us help you find & develop your perfect partner

Selection

The most important thing we do is to select the right horses for our Luxury Trail Horse Program. It has taken years to establish relationships built on integrity and trust and to develop our Luxury Trail Horse selection process, which allows us to secure some of the best horses available in the United States. Horses are like people in that all of them are different. To become a Luxury Trail Horse, the horse must first get past our unique selection process which ensures they meet the highest standards in three areas:

Quality of mind and character: A Luxury Trail Horse must inherently want to use the thinking side of their brain and not the reactionary side. To become a Luxury Trail Horse, the horse must want to please and have a big heart with tons of ‘try’.

Soundness: Luxury Trail Horses must pass a full comprehensive pre-purchase exam by a licensed veterinarian, as well as pass our proprietary “CST” Comprehensive Soundness Testing performed by a Physical Therapist. We provide the detailed examination results with every Luxury Trail Horse and our potential customers are welcome to have their own veterinary exam performed as well.

Athleticism: Luxury Horses must have the “genes”. We have World Class Genetics right here at the ranch, so we know a good pedigree when we see one. Luxury Trail Horses are not required to have a pedigree to die for, but they often do. A Luxury Trail Horse must be naturally athletic. Oftentimes, the same qualities that make a world-class futurity champion are some of the same qualities that allow a horse to be sure-footed on the trail.

Training

Once a horse has passed the selection process, the horse will undergo hundreds of hours of intensive natural horsemanship training, both on the ground and under saddle. To earn the title of a “Luxury Trail Horse”, the horses must first complete our rigorous training program exposing them to nearly everything under the sun in varying environments and conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility allows for year-round training in the indoor arena, intense desensitization on the 3.5-acre obstacle course and miles and miles out on the trail in groups and riding alone.

Matching

We are often told we have a ‘gift’ for matching a rider with their ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ horse. While we prefer to match a Luxury Trail Horse to a potential buyer, many of our clients like to purchase a horse they’ve fallen in love with on our site before they’re gone.  This generally works fine due to the comprehensive processes described above, the detailed descriptions provided with each horse, and the accompanying videos.  A Luxury Trail Horse wants to please its new owner but if in some rare circumstance a new owner feels they are not a good fit with their new horse we are happy to work with them to exchange it. We offer an unparalleled 45-day exchange program!  We can do this because we know what we are selling and we stand by it.

Matching

We are often told we have a ‘gift’ for matching a rider with their ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ horse. While we prefer to match a Luxury Trail Horse to a potential buyer, many of our clients like to purchase a horse they’ve fallen in love with on our site before they’re gone.  This generally works fine due to the comprehensive processes described above, the detailed descriptions provided with each horse, and the accompanying videos.  A Luxury Trail Horse wants to please its new owner but if in some rare circumstance a new owner feels they are not a good fit with their new horse we are happy to work with them to exchange it. We offer an unparalleled 45-day exchange program!  We can do this because we know what we are selling and we stand by it.

Training

Once a horse has passed the selection process, the horse will undergo hundreds of hours of intensive natural horsemanship training, both on the ground and under saddle. To earn the title of a “Luxury Trail Horse”, the horses must first complete our rigorous training program exposing them to nearly everything under the sun in varying environments and conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility allows for year-round training in the indoor arena, intense desensitization on the 3.5-acre obstacle course and miles and miles out on the trail in groups and riding alone.

Matching

We are often told we have a ‘gift’ for matching a rider with their ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ horse. While we prefer to match a Luxury Trail Horse to a potential buyer, many of our clients like to purchase a horse they’ve fallen in love with on our site before they’re gone.  This generally works fine due to the comprehensive processes described above, the detailed descriptions provided with each horse, and the accompanying videos.  A Luxury Trail Horse wants to please its new owner but if in some rare circumstance a new owner feels they are not a good fit with their new horse we are happy to work with them to exchange it. We offer an unparalleled 45-day exchange program!  We can do this because we know what we are selling and we stand by it.