Archive for July, 2012


Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The 2012 foaling season has ended & we have babies galore!  The first mare this year foaled on January 30th while the last foal was born July 9th.  It’s hard to believe that the oldest are about ready to wean already!  If you’d enjoying staying abreast on the little ones, “LIKE” us on Facebook – follow along with stories of each & our foal handling adventures. 



Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Our own Berin Macfarlane is hosting a “Advancing Lead Changes in all 4 Savvies” Clinic here at the ranch in Orland, CA next month.  Spaces are limited for this August 18-20th event.  For additional details on how to sign up go to our website & find the flyer on our EVENTS page by clicking EVENTS at the top of this Newsletter.  You can also click here  


Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

So many superbly matched partnerships have occurred over the past months since our last Newsletter update!  Where to begin?  To name just a few this spring….

  • Kathleen Berlick of Fort Myers, FL & AR Ill Bespeckled
  • Kathleen & Larry Mitchell of Lovettsville, VA & AR Colonel Gadgeteer
  • Mike DeCristoforo of Bradley, CA & AR One Smart Lullaby
  • Kris Adamson of Lompoc, CA & AR Aglows Smart Rio
  • Brenda Ladd of Bridgewater, NH & AR Firecracker
  • John Ladd of Bridgewater, NH & AR Boondocks Vision
  • Lynn Wasser of Weed, CA & AR Sierra Chex
  • Malinda Taylor of Connersville, IN & AR Illbea Skylioness
  • Kimberly Gair of Menlo Park, CA & AR Snow White Bo
  • Theresa & Mike Morgan of Fair Oaks, CA & AR Powder My Chex
  • Jody Pagliuco of Naperville, IL & AR Especials Fire
  • Patricia Collier of Leeds, UK & AR Sonitas Revision
  • David Cordisco of Allison Park, PA & Reveille Bingo
  • Jerilyn Caldwell of Midlothian, TX & AR Snowblonde

Jody Pagliuco & friends


Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

AR Doc Bar Down, "Kirby"

The yearling preschoolers are flying high!  Berin has them advancing their skills all the time – alternating quarters of study with pasture turnout.  We have taken a group to several Horse & Soul Tours including City of Industry, CA & Puyallup, WA in May.  Berin orchestrated inspiring spotlights at each including both on-line & liberty demos. 

AR Chocolate Chex, "Mocha"

We can’t wait for the Performance Summit in September where the yearlings will once again move the crowd from laughter to tears with their youthful exuberance & uncanny savvy!  With the help of some other professionals, Berin will highlight a half dozen yearlings who are currently available & looking for perfect partners. 

AR Spoonfulla Chex, "Taz"

See you in Pagosa Springs September 7-9, 2012!


Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Berin & Tara

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Berin Macfarlane as our new Head of Horse Development.  Berin is joined by his wife, Tara Trimble DVM, who takes on the role as our new ranch veterinarian.  Jake & Helen returned to their homeland in Australia to raise their family at the start of the New Year.  We were sad to bid them farewell but support their move, while welcoming Berin & Tara to our team. 

Most recently Berin had been teaching the extern program at the Parelli Centers in CO & FL, while Tara had been working for a prominent veterinary practice in Ocala, FL.  They are now residing here at the ranch.  Berin, 4-Star Parelli Professional & Senior Horse Specialist, will be putting on clinics from time to time so stay tuned to the events page on our website.  Tara will look to expand her practice called Synergy Equine, specializing in sports medicine & acupuncture.

We are glad to employ their expertise & teamwork.  Welcome!