"Horses and life, it's all the same to me."Buck Brannaman
"Confidence is knowing you’re prepared."Ray Hunt
"Why does it take a lifetime to learn to live a lifetime?"Ray Hunt
“It’s really amazing what a horse will do for you if he understands what you want and it’s also quite amazing what he’ll do to you if he doesn’t.”Bill Dorrance
“The horse is doing one of two things: he’s doing what he thinks he’s supposed to do, or he’s doing what he thinks he has to do to survive.”Ray Hunt
“Asking a horse ‘What can you do for me?’ is backwards.”Ray Hunt
"In difficulty, there is opportunity."Ray Hunt
“Feel the whole Horse.”Tom Dorrance
Silver Spade Ranch offers full care boarding to those who are dedicated to improving their horsemanship and are currently enrolled in training or lessons with Donohue Horsemanship.
The ranch also has a thriving pature raised, grass fed beef program. We offer a limited number of cattle for sale by the quarter, half or whole every fall. We are producing some of the best beef in Washington county high in Omega fatty acids, flavor and tenderness.
Our full care horse boarding includes the following services and amenities:
Silver Spade Ranch is the home of our lessons and training program, Donohue Horsemanship. We follow the buckaroo traditions of horsemanship, and study the horsemanship taught by Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman. We believe that horses should be treated with great respect and understanding so that we may become good working partners with our horses. In order to better understand horses so that we may offer them this respect and understanding, we must continue to grow as human beings: to become better people, if not for ourselves, then for them. With this philosophy in mind, we teach riding lessons, horsemanship clinics, cow working, ranch roping, start colts, train horses, and teach refinement education. For more information about our horsemanship program, visit DonohueHorsemanship
Silver Spade Ranch also features a thriving pasture raised, grass-fed beef program. We offer a limited number of beef cattle for sale by the quarter, half, or whole every fall. We are producing some of the best beef in Washington County, high in Omega fatty acids, flavor and tenderness. As part of our beef program, students at Silver Spade Ranch who are interested in learning about the process of raising livestock have the opportunity to do so, through our cow working and ranch roping clinics.
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