We are Sarah and Rachel – sisters who have loved horses for as long as we can remember! Since we were little girls, we’ve always had a drive and passion to learn about horses – how to best care for and work with them, and how to do so safely, so we could have a great experience with horses.
Getting to grow up around horses on a 40-acre rented horse ranch from a young age is something we do not take for granted. A dream come true for two little girls who loved horses. As with most things in life though, it came with its positives and negatives. We’ve never met a horse we didn’t like so naturally we fell in love with every horse as they came and went on the property. Some were there for a long time and some a short time. That definitely made it hard, among other things. We got to care for and work with a lot of horses, from broodmares, foals, weanlings, yearlings, retired barrel racing horses, and a very sweet stallion. We spent hours upon hours learning about horses through books, magazines, videos, blogs, and a lot of first-hand experience and observation.
After 6 years of living on the ranch we got the surprise of our very own horse (ten years ago now), a beautiful spunky, 4-year-old bay mare named Star. She is an absolute joy to have! Since owning her I (Sarah) added a Shetland pony to the herd named Duke, and we also added a gelding named Pete. And they all happen to be bays! Couldn’t image life without ’em.
Over the years of caring for and working with horses we’ve found that understanding horses, what they need to thrive, how they think, how their digestive system works, and how their hooves work are the most important pieces of knowledge to have.