For the Love of Horses Ranch-Where Horses come first; and truly feel at Home! Our Ranch is located on 37.68 acres in Fountain, Colorado, southeast of Colorado Springs . The address is 13421 Moonshadow Lane, Fountain, CO 80817.
We, my wonderful husband Harold Snowden who is Co-Owner of the Ranch, as well as my very own Business Management Consultant and my rock, myself, and all of our beloved animals, moved here in May of 2011 from our 5 acre horse property in Peyton, which is about 35 miles north of here.
At "For the Love of Horses Ranch" in Fountain we have 8 stalls with connecting runs, plus 1 small stall for our donkey, as well as 3 loafing sheds located in the pastures. We are the home to several boarded horses, and 3 horses of our own plus "Feona", our donkey. We currently have 2 full care boarding spaces available in the barn, a 12'by12' stall with run and a 12'by18' stall with run...please e-mail me for latest updates. Boarding includes daily turn-out (weather permitting), 2 x per day feeding of hay, 1 x per day stall cleaning, and the usage of the indoor arena , the 60' round pen, and the outdoor arena. The usage of the arenas and round pen are all with respect to ongoing or scheduled lessons. We also have a tack room and a rest room in the barn, as well as a Riders Lounge. Please e-mail me with questions concerning boarding at email@example.com .
Please also feel free to comment on my site or ask your horse related questions, I will be happy to address any concerns you may have. If you are interested in lessons, please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me introduce myself and tell you about my vision
My name is Sylvia and I have loved horses all of my life. On the picture you see "Thunder", who was foaled on 27 April 2006 on "For the Love of Horses" Ranch in Peyton, and myself. Sadly I had to say "Farewell" to this amazing creature and friend on December 15th 2013, after a severe colic episode. I grew up in Germany, not far from Frankfurt. Most of my free time I spent at the nearby stables with the horses. In exchange for grooming the horses, cleaning stalls, and performing numerous other horse related duties, I got to ride.Vaulting was also something I really enjoyed doing, and it was much more affordable on my limited budget, than regular riding lessons. Just in case you are not familiar with vaulting, it is performing gymnastic exercises on horseback like standing, kneeling, hanging of to one side of the horse, without a saddle. Later on I took riding lessons, did jumping, rode hunts, taught vaulting, participated in many riding/horse training clinics, and am a NARHA/PATH certified Riding Instructor who has been teaching Riding Lessons for several Years.
My vision is to teach you to understand horses better, and be a more efficient communicator with horses on the ground as well as in the saddle. My philosophy is that "Riding Horses is a Privilege and Not a Right". You will understand better why horses do what they do and therefore be better prepared to expect and handle the unexpected.
Groundwork is an important aspect when getting to know your horse and understand how he feels, as well as getting him thinking.
When you work with your horse on the ground in the round pen or the arena, you are laying the building blocks for a successful partnership in the saddle. You learn how to effectively communicate with your horse through body language and a bond is formed, based on mutual respect and increasingly better communication.
My classes will be based on you forming a bond with horses. The knowledge you will gain can help you to be more successful in dealing with any horse you encounter, because you can apply these techniques over and over again. You will feel more confident, be a more effective communicator with your horse, and be generally safer when you are around horses, simply because you will understand and be able to anticipate their reactions better.