When not on trips we try to raise enough feed to feed our 65 head of horses and mules. We do as much ranch work as we can with our horse and mule teams.
We are always training a few of the
horse and mule colts we raise for
the pack or riding string, to use in
teams to pull wagons and do the
field work, and to skid logs and rails
for our next building project. Every
year in April we host a mule training
clinic. I have a Masters in education
and have coached and taught for
15 years before buying this
outfitting business in 1985. I was
raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota,
where my father farmed with horses
and always used a team to do the
daily chores around the dairy farm.
I have been president of the Four Corners Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Association since 1998. We are located in southwest Colorado near Durango, 30 miles north of the New Mexico border.