Friday, May 24, 2013

Shiloh's next scheduled guided trail ride on a rescue horse is set for:

Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm.

$45.00 per person. Four person limit. Email Jill at shilohhorse@aol.com to reserve a spot. Click on the banner for more information.

No experience necessary. Come on out and enjoy a relaxing one hour trail ride through the desert surrounding Shiloh. After the ride learn to untack, bathe and groom your horse. The entire experience lasts 1 1/2 hours. 

Trail Ride- June 2nd at 2pm

Our next Shiloh Guided Trail Ride on Rescued Horses is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd, at 2pm.

Cost: $45.00 per rider

No experience necessary- enjoy an hour long trail ride through the desert surrounding Shiloh Ranch on one of our rescued horses. The entire experience will last 1 1/2 hours- as at Shiloh we allow each rider to spend hands-on time after the ride untacking, bathing and grooming your horse.

Please email Jill at shilohhorse@aol.com or call or text Jill at (702) 480-8906 to schedule a spot on the ride.

Maximum four riders.

See you at Shiloh!

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Shiloh's Great Hay Feeder Build

Last month, Todd started a new big project at the ranch- he began to design and build homemade pasture hay feeders.

We have fed the large hay bales for years to help save money. We have always lost lots of hay to windy days, which made the guys' work more difficult as well as wasting money.

So, Todd came up with an awesome idea to build large bale hay feeders for each pasture using old, broken and discarded steel corral panels from our bone yard. It was a lot of work but they turned out incredible and the pasture horses love the new set up! Now we can add a big bale to each of the six feeders every five days. This saves so much time and work for everyone as well as extending our hay loads another month. Using the feeders we have figured out we will save almost 30 days of hay per load! That is a lot of money!


See the wind blown hay against the fence? This blew out of the pastures all the way up to the fenceline by the houses...


Todd welded old broken panels together...


Everyone pitched in on this big project...


Todd used old plastic from barrels, rubber mats and wood to line the bottom half of each feeder. This acts like a big feed bin to catch the hay as the horses eat and keeps it out of the wind...


The guys helped with each feeder...


Todd built a framework of panels...


Then each one was installed in the pastures. The legs were pushed into the ground to keep them from moving around...


The pasture horses love the idea!


The feeders are the new favorite hangout spots!


Once the pecking order was established, everyone settled down to eat...


See how the bottom part catches the loose hay? Genius!


A finished feeder before being installed.


Bringing it to Okay Corral.


The horses are very curious...


A big hay bale is dropped in...


This feeder is placed between Okay Corral and Big Pasture, allowing horses from both pastures to feed.

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Photos from the past week

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Some good news as Lexington was recently adopted to a new home in Colorado and Waco, one of our senior geldings, is moving to be with a foster family this coming week. Happy trails, Lex and Waco!

Sad news as our wandering POA pony, Cowboy, passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon. He was wandering the ranch as usual when he suffered either a heart attack or stroke. He passed very quickly for which we are grateful. Cowboy, who lived at shiloh for 8 years, is buried in our Memorial Garden. Rest in peace, little Cowboy.

Here are some photos from the past week.


Sanctuary Horse, Hawkeye, enjoyed the attention of a Basic Horsemanship Class.


Arturo rode Lucero for the first time! Lucy is now 4 years old and it looks like she will be staying pony sized. A super cute young girl who is looking for her new home and future.


Good job, Lucero and Arturo!


Senior horse, Frisco, spent some time under City Center being shedded out by a new volunteer. That's alot of hair!


Waco being evaluated by Arturo.


Thank you to Todd who fixed our sign by the gate- he replaced the old dry erase board with a chalk board. Looks great!


Sweet Sanctuary Horse, Avalon out in the Big Pasture.

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Easter from all of the critters at Shiloh!











Thank you to Eric for these super cute photos!

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A journey ends and the weekend

Beautiful warm weather at the ranch. All the winter blankets are now off and the horses are beginning to shed out their thick winter coats.


Sad news as Sanctuary Horse, Meadow, passed away this morning. She was in her thirties and had lived a good horse life in our pastures after being rescued from slaughter in 2007. Rest in peace, Meadow...


Adoptable horse, Slider, looking cute in the turn out...


Muncie, one of the horses found dumped in the desert two months ago, is gradually gaining weight. Once he is healthy he will be evaluated for adoption to his new home. A very sweet young gelding who is going make someone an excellent horse.


Jiggs, who was adopted many years ago, returned to Shiloh yesterday. His loving owner is moving out of the country and didn't want Jiggs to have to go through the stress. He is now approx 29 years old and looks wonderful. Welcome back, Jiggs!


Trucker tried on a saddle blanket...


Wandering Mustang, Cortez, silhouetted in the Barn aisle...


Gina and Fortune in their riding lesson. They did awesome!


Some of Guardian Angel senior horses in Assisted Living enjoying their GA feed on Sunday morning.

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday and Sunday

A nice quiet weekend at the rescue...


Donkey Otie!


Ed spent some time grooming Champ...


The snow covered mountains behind the ranch...


Trigger...


Dave and Ed talking under CityCenter...


Ed and the guys used the tractor to work on a broken pasture light...


Charlie...


Tanis and Jedermann...


A full load of hay cubes- thank you Feed Fairies!


Some if our old guys lounging in the warm sun on Sunday morning...


Felipe and Arturo trimmed Mojo's hooves...

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the Ranch