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American Driving Society,Inc. Educational Video

American Driving Society,Inc. Educational Video

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Ronin on a walk

Ronin on a walk

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RONIN is looking for company sponsorships please email us for more info!
$250 for a corporate sponsorship will get a sign/banner with company name on the buggy

Hatch Chile Parade: Saturday Sept. 2, 2023 
9am Parade (Franklin & Hall St)

September 3rd is our official RVers opening for the season, and beginning of our busy time as we receive guests, have events and clinics, and entertainment. We have upgraded our hookups and now have two 50 amp and one 30 amp available.  


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November 15,  2022 - non profit is born!
Equine Safe Haven (at SaddleHawk Ranch)
New 501(c)3 -Non-Profit Charitable Organization- 
Your donations are tax deductible!


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Equine Safe Haven located at SaddleHawk Ranch is dedicated to preventing horses from going to slaughter and using them for educational purposes. 


The horses are purchased from Bowie, Texas - some with the help of a rescue, and they will then arrive at SaddleHawk Ranch for rehabilitation.   After initial evaluation, they are either retired or put into light service to educate people on horsemanship and on how to drive.    Some are in our non profit program that is dedicated to helping those that are economically or physically disadvantaged.  The name of the non profit is Equine Safe Haven.  (see below)

Most of the horses are fully trained American Trotters or Amish bred driving horses.  Through no fault of their own, they were found in a holding sale barn, waiting for the truck to come take them across the border to be slaughtered in Mexico.  This happens by the thousands in the USA (see USDA for statistics).  The older or injured, they eventually make their way down to Texas to be sold to slaughter.

Equine Safe Haven works with another rescue and will purchase these horses from Bowie, Texas - the horses that are on the ship list to slaughter, sometimes hours away from getting on the truck.

If you would like to help with our mission, please consider clicking the donate button


Summary: Equine Safe Haven has a dual mission which benefits the community, visitors, and guests at the Ranch.  The nonprofit rescues Equines by purchasing them from a specific Texas kill pen, and rehabilitates and repurposes those Equines into a program that teaches all ages horsemanship skills.  For the community, visitors, and out of town guests, the non profit program teaches life-skills, leadership, fitness, healing & compassion, and also focuses on carriage driving skills that can be used by those that no longer ride, or have disabilities that would not allow them to ride otherwise. We benefit the community by providing a recreational outlet for economically disadvantaged persons of all ages.

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We now offer for sale:

Drinking Post Waterers

  • No more dirty, standing water risking the health of your livestock.

  • No more expensive heating bills, or broken troughs from freezing.

  • No more hauling buckets or hoses around.

We currently have Drinking Post Waterers in 5' and 6' in stock, as well as portables. Please call us to learn more

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Our waterers are so simple, we don't even need 3 steps!


Thirsty animal fills Drinking Post by pressing the paddle with their nose.


When the animal is done, all the water drains out of the bowl and below the frost line.

Fresh, clean water - every time!

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Welcome Harvest Host & Boondockers Welcome Members, The Dyrt, HipCampers, Airbnb & Horse overnights 

We have three spots for parking your rig with 50 amp hookups available! 

Bring your horses too!

Book online through one of those apps and you can stay at the ranch!  We offer one to 5 night stays.


Need to pay for your stay? 

With over 30 Equines (Horses, Mules & Donkeys), the panoramic view of the Florida mountains that provide awesome sunsets, we offer several boondocking sites where we have no generator restrictions. 

We may not be fancy, but you can rest easy knowing you are at a private gated 38 acre Ranch, and off highway and busy roads.

Water fill available 

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Project Incubate - Farrier - On hold for 2023

Look here for updates or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for our current events.

Our mission is to have graduates of horseshoeing schools work in the Farrier trade, at our ranch, and in the area, for clients.  We are located in the Akela/Deming New Mexico area.

We hope to "incubate" the next generation, invest in the younger generation and in turn they will "pay it forward" and do the same.

We offer financial assistance (Tuition, board, books, living expenses, tools/equipment) in exchange for commitment to work a year as our employee.  If initiative is shown, we will also help set up your farrier business if you wish to venture out on your own after the year of employment.

To find out more about our program, please contact us directly at 575-592-8521, to learn more.  We will take only those applicants that are SERIOUS about learning a life skill/trade that can be very lucrative, rewarding and have the ability to work in many locations.