August/September News From the Ranch

This pretty much describes the last couple of months around here. Most of our riding in the local area has been in the mountains either up around the Tahoe Rim Trail or out in Chilcoot. In July we went to Montana to visit my family. We spent several days on the RZRs exploring various places in Idaho and Montana. We spent a few days exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Forests. So many animals to see and we finally got to see Old Faithful! At the end of the month a couple of friends and I went horse camping at Little Lasier Meadows Horse campground. If you have not been there then add this to the list of things to do with your horse. The camp has corals at nearly every spot. There is a water pump and plenty of dumpsters easily accessible. There is a lovely meadow next to camp which makes for a nice place to hang out and let the horses graze. The PCT is a short 3/4 mile up the hill from the camp. We did about 10 miles north and south on the PCT from camp. It is spectacularly beautiful. There was till a lot of water and the wildflowers were still going strong. The horses enjoyed the meadow very much. The trail riding was a little technical but not undoable. We rode 28 miles the first day out, hiked on day 2 about 5 miles and then rode 16 miles the next day. This month we are off to Canada and will be driving through Jasper National Park. It has been very nice spending so much time in the mountains this year. The fires the last few years have pretty much eliminated any of that sort of adventure.

Through all of the adventuring about we did manage to do some work and added some great products to our list for you. Thank you for your patience the past few weeks with adjustments to schedules and delivery delays. Freight delays continue but we are trying to stay ahead of the game when we can. We hope you are enjoying the late summer and early fall as much as we are.


First up on the list of new products is the Coat Defense line of skin care products. We have been using and testing these products for the last year or so and have really loved them. So much so that we had to have them on the shelf to share with everyone. The powder is great for post ride to help absorb up sweat, clean and prevent bacteria and fungus that cause irritation, rain rot, itchy skin, sweet itch etc. Put it in the top of the tail and rub in to help prevent tail rubbing or in the main to help prevent rubbing out manes. The paste has become our go to for scratches. Once they are all cleaned up and properly treated put a layer of paste on then let it dry and as it flakes off it helps the skin heal and takes all the scabby flakes with it. Both come in convenient sizes for barn, trailer or saddle bag. The powder containers are refillable (4lb bags available soon for refilling) which makes them nice for the environment as well. Both have a great fresh clean smell.

Also available from Coat Defense is this great shampoo. This Aloe Vera Based shampoo is soothing and gentle. It is great for dry flaky skin or coat. We use it on the horses and the dog. They smell and feel amazing after we use it.

Next up on the new product list is a product that we found a couple of years ago and have been using religiously ever since. When we were up in Oregon at a 100 mile ride Rockett began getting irritated by the alkali sand/dirt. Combines with sweat his poor pasterns were raw. We had tried Desitin but all that did was attract more dirt. Of course that ended our day early. In researching better alternatives one of our customers recommended using this powder around pasterns and other sensitive areas. We started putting it inside the gaiters of our boots and leg supports. No more irritation, no more rubbing, and no more scratches on the mare that loves to get them on her white legs anytime we even thing about going to an alkali environment. There is a bottle of this in every trailer and the tack room.

In the hoof care category we have added the Versa Grip Glue On. So many of you are having great success with the Flex and the Versa that we just had to try to Glue on version. This just might be our new favorite. Very easy to apply also. We used the Super Glue method with the last application and so far so good. The EasyBond option was also super easy. We love how the cuff really shapes to the hoof wall. There is good frog and heel support with this shoe. The inner apron helps keep rocks and debris from getting under the shoe but if you need a little more support just add in some Equipak and ride out.

And last but certainly not least is the BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation). We have used the human version for a while now with great results. This summer we took the plunge and treated the ponies to their very own Beemer set. They love it. Of course we knew we needed to add this product to our line up. The BEMER uses PEMF technology to target the microcirculatory system resulting in optimized blood flow. Benefits of BEMER include reduced muscular back pain in horses, improves functional movement in horses, Improves microcirculation and vasomotion, Promotes relaxation and regeneration after exercise, Supports parasympathetic processes in the body, Increases physical performance and mental focus, Optimizes suppleness, Speeds up the recovery process after an injury, Improves post-recovery and regeneration after surgery. If you want to learn more give us a call or go to If you want to have a session give us a call to set up a demo.


Putting the schedule out a few months ahead seems to be working well for most all of you so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If need to you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. Thank you


Tuesday September 6Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday September 7North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday September 8Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday September 9South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville


Tuesday October 4Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday October 5North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday October 6Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday October 7South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville


Tuesday November 1Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday November 2North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday November 3Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday November 4South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

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Tami Rougeau

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