FROM TECH TO TENDER OF LIVESTOCK
We were born City Slickers, but snubbed the luxury of Urban Life ~
Wide Open Spaces were calling to us
Driven by passion to live The Cowboy Way of life
The Need to be creative
Work with our hands
Use the gifts that God has blessed us with
Ability to Serve as we are able
Invest & Teach the Generations
Innovate and work smarter, not harder
Tend & Care to the Animals
Life Simply, Want less
We are still plugged into technology, yet desire a work/life balance
We chose to be here, and we are right where we should be
WHAT WE ARE NOT
a horse rescue Sorry, we do not take in private owner horses, and we are not a state licensed rescue (or sanctuary). Please see your state livestock board for registered and licensed rescues if you wish to find a home for your horse.
Our mission is to provide education using horses purchased from a sale barn (slang- "kill pen") where they would have otherwise been sent to slaughter
a trail riding/or riding for hire stable - we don't rent horses
a boarding stable - we do not board privately owned horses. We do have horses that you can "sponsor" while you learn horsemanship or how to drive
a contracted training facility - we do not train your horse for you or contract to train horses for private owners
a training facility for your horse We do not train your horse to drive. The Ranch uses only their own horses to teach. We do have a qualified instructor that we can put you in touch with and you can reach out to.
Along with our 10 adorable donkeys, we have a variety of other Equines - over 25, including mules!
We have many Standardbred horses that have been trained to drive...and have driven all their lives (some are United States Trotting Association Registered- and originally raced). Many are from the Amish areas of our Country,
Somehow these horses. mules, and donkeys, found their way into the auctions, and many through no fault of their own had found their way to the "kill pens", the last stop before crossing over to Mexico for slaughter.
We work with a registered rescue to bring many of them here. We also have found homes for these "unwanted horses" and have transported many to new homes around the country.
They come here and rehab, get medical attention, vaccinations, get good food, and then are enjoyed by all. The Standardbreds especially are so well behaved we can have them in parades, driving on the roads, teaching children and novice horsepersons. It is sheer joy and a blessing to us.
Follow us as we continue our journey with horses here at SaddleHawk Ranch
SaddleHawk Ranch has opened Equine Safe Haven
Equine Safe Haven is a new non-profit organization, and has filed to become and educational and charitable 501c3.
We are so excited to move forward with our equine educational opportunities, that will use rescued horses, mules and donkeys, saved from slaughter, to educate people in various activities and disciplines.
Equine Safe Haven, located a SaddleHawk Ranch will be preparing for their open house and driving school this fall/winter.
For now the Ranch is open to those that are staying with us through Harvest Hosts, but we will announce open house days in the near future so the community can come see us too!
ABOUT SADDLEHAWK RANCH
Driving horses & Ranch riding basics
AQHA Performance horses
Rescued Standardbreds, horses, ponies, donkeys
Beekeeping, Pollination Services
Distributor for Drinking Post Automatic Waterer
Free ranging chickens producing eggs
Soap Making with natural based ingredients
Hay For Sale
Coliclenz Plus Pellets
Licensed in State of New Mexico #6723985
Reg #778 Luna County New Mexico
100% ORGANIC, FREE RANGE & GMO FREE
We will introduce you to our organically grown produce, collected honey, free ranging chickens that produce amazingly tasty and vitamin packed eggs!
We have over 75 animals here at the Ranch which include two gentled Mustangs, 4 friendly goats and 10 adorable donkeys too.
Once we are all finished with our construction projects at the Ranch in the Summer of 2022, we will post updates about our grand opening in the Fall, our products and how to get involved in our programs!