Archive for April, 2011

COLT STARTING NATURALLY

Friday, April 29th, 2011

photo by Jo Danehy

The Colt Starting Naturally event is coming to Ft. Worth, TX the weekend of May 6-8th.  Atwood Ranch two-year-olds will be participating in the event, as well as being previewed during the breaks in the main arena.  Come see the difference between ranch raised horses with little human contact and those who have been handled with the Parelli Pre-Saddle Training.  All the horses we bring will be available for sale at the event, so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.  Rarely do we have such a selection of young riding horses who have had the benefit of our yearling preschool and now a natural start under saddle.  Special pricing will apply on these horses only at this unique event.  Get your tickets at www.parelli.com .

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Atwood Ranch, nestled in the northern California hills, is looking for individuals experienced in horse health & reproduction to join our progressive team.  We place great attention to detail in all aspects of our operation and are looking for those with the same mindset.  Level 2/3 horsemanship is required, along with knowledge of health care and a strong work ethic.  These team members are involved in herd health & maintenance, foaling out, reproduction, feeding/nutrition and mare & foal handling under the guidance of our veterinarian and horse developer. 

Apprenticeship positions are also available under Jake Shoemark, Head of Horse Development.  Level 3/4 horsemanship is required, along with a strong interest in young horse development.  These individuals are primarily involved in foal early learning & the development of yearlings through our Parelli Pre-School Program under Jake’s guidance.  This role also includes the Parelli education of our broodmares & some stallion handling, as well as ranch gelding maintenance & occasional participation in colt starting.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved with the only Parelli sponsored breeding and young horse development program in the world.  Qualified applicants can email their resume, letter of interest, letter of recommendation from a Parelli Professional and short horsemanship video link to info@atwoodranchnaturally.com .

TIS THE SEASON FOR FOALS!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

photo by Jo Danehy

To date we have 18 foals on the ground with plenty more to come!  Each is imprinted at birth and early learning starts the morning after.  With Jake’s guidance, we have a progressive foal development task list which keeps the foals on track and progressing each week.  It’s a wonderful time of year here at the ranch and visitors are always welcomed.  Visit us on Facebook under “Atwood Ranch” (the “Atwood Ranch Naturally” page is inactive) to see photos, stories and videos of the new foals.