Travel by horse, when you have a choice.
River Valley Horse Ranch can attest to the positive effects that horses have on people.
In his book “Horse Behavior“ George Waring states that horses have five highly developed senses: taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight. They also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans.
And it’s been clinically proven that just being in the vicinity of horses can change our brainwave patterns and help us experience a unique calming effect that is exclusive to these amazing creatures.
If you are tired of being fixated on past or negative events – “Saddle Up” for a really positive experience. You’ll feel great!
If not now … when?
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Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling does not call himself a horse whisperer and is not describing what he does with horses as a method. But only his presence calms down the most traumatized horses, so who is he and what is what is he doing?
Feeling down? Saddle up.
Provide ample fresh, clean water. Check daily that buckets or troughs are not contaminated with bird droppings, insect larvae, chaff, or algae growth. Try to keep the water cool. Horses may not want to drink warm water. Ponies and foals may have trouble reaching to the bottom of a shallowly filled trough. Make sure everyone in your paddocks can reach the water.
via KEEPING YOUR HORSE COOL IN HOT WEATHER.
Just when we thought that life couldn’t get any sweeter, we received another thank you note from one of our guests.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen
River Valley Ranch is the best possible choice for horseback riding. I went there with my friend for my birthday and we had a great time! We had wonderful horses and my horse‘s name was Blaze. He was so cute and amazing to ride! My friend’s horse’s name was Navaho he was a beautiful pinto! Our trail guide was Emily and she was a good guide and was very nice. I hope the next time we are out we can have her guide our trail ride again. Thank you very much for such great time! I know we’ll be back! – Taylor T.
Thank you so much Taylor! We hope to see you again soon!
My then fiance’ Rocky and I went horseback riding a few weeks ago and we loved it!! Our trail guide was Sydney and she was wonderful with her humor and sweetness. The surroundings were beautiful, the horses in the barn and pastures were well-kept as well as the barn areas…. impressive!!
Rocky rode Bam-Bam and I think it was Cimarron I rode. We both enjoyed our horses!
When we come back to ride again, we will request our horses if they are available as they were well-behaved, despite the horse flies and high humidity that can aggravate horse and human alike!! Since that time, we have had our wedding and as soon as it is not so hot, we will be calling again for a ride!
Thank you, Sydney for a wonderfully memorable ride and thank River Valley Ranch for being there for us who love horses but don’t have the time/place to keep one!!
Lori and Rocky L.
Received in an email and just had to share. The author is unknown.
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. If you stop your car, or are walking by, you’ll notice something quite unique….
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Sometimes we are the blind horse guided by the little ringing bell of those who are placed in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way…. Good friends are like that… You may not always see them, but you know they are always there. Hope you’ll listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours. And remember…
Be kinder than necessary – - – Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Happy Trails!
Even though this is a commercial for Blackberry phones … Natural horsemanship trainer Jonathan Field is amazing to watch!
Visit Jonathan Field’s website to see more amazing video’s!
RIVER VALLEY RANCH WILL BE CLOSED Sunday, May 29th.
Feeling down? Saddle up!
A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan. ~Pam Brown
When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter. ~ Roy Rogers
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death. ~ Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~ Will Rogers
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Unknown
In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thomson
Small children are convinced that ponies deserve to see the inside of the house. ~Maya Patel
To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. ~ Veryl Goodnight
It’s getting warmer! River Valley Horse Ranch is OPEN weekends 10am-4pm. Call to make a reservation 952.361.3361
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- 16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway, Carver, MN 55315-9659
To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
Horses, humans and all other mammals share a common ancestor—one with five toes.
So how did horses end up with single-toed hooves?
The Horse ran in 2008/2009 and was organized by the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City.
It’s really worth taking a look around on this amazing website! Enjoy!!!