The Care of our Horses
At Circle Z Ranch, our horses are part of our family. Since their birth or arrival, we focus on raising happy and friendly horses. We embrace that each member of our horse family has their own personalities and special traits. We groom their development by dedicating time to each horse, guiding them in extensive ground work and trail training. For the ranch bred horses, this can take an average of eight years. Our horses graduate with a great understanding of our diverse and difficult trails, and the ability to form meaningful relationships with our guests.
Each horse receives the highest standard of care available. From the delicious and nutrient packed grains, the protein packed alfalfa, and the top quality veterinary care, our horses have it all. This is evident by their silky coats and playful demeanor. For our brands, we use the freeze brand method, which is much less painful and produces a beautiful white Circle Z. Our horses are shod as needed rather than on a schedule. Our own wranglers do all our shoeing, fully understanding the needs of each horse.
We ask a lot of our herd, and they know they can rely on us to take care of them and give them a strict routine during the guest season. Yes they work hard for us, but rest assured they enjoy a carefree 6 month vacation during the summer months, roaming the grassy Circle Z pastures. After years of dedicated service to our guests, the horses no longer able to work are retired and turned out to yet another pasture, to live out their days in luxury.
We take pride in the evolution of our horses, and treat them with the upmost respect so as to ensure each one develops into a confident companion. From rambunctious colts to gentle and knowledgeable geldings, our horses are the true manifestations of love and care.