The Badger Ranch
We were looking for a serene escape from the L.A. metroplex when we happened upon Badger, CA. We began spending the weekends in Badger in the early 1980's. We'd come up on Friday and go back to L.A. on Sunday. Those few days in relaxing surroundings allowed us to recharge and tackle another work week with vigor. But, eventually, a few days weren't enough. We knew we needed to own a place in this special area, not just visit on weekends. And that's how we came to purchase the Fairlea Ranch in Badger. Rustic and rugged, we"ve built a unique horse and cattle operation among some of nature's most special vistas. Rolling hills, rushing streams, gorgeous rocks: each of these lends the cowboy flavor to our ranch. [ Driving Directions ]
A Great Place to Raise Horses
The Badger Ranch is a great place to raise horses. Each year we are blessed with exciting foals by our outstanding stallions, Silver Gun and Smart Steady Date. The foals are able to grow and mature naturally. They are allowed to develop their sense of curiosity and exercise their own judgment. Our foals learn many of the valuable skills necessary to be reliable mounts around the ranch and in competitive venues in a virtually stress free environment. Once they've grown, we start them the right way, with compassion and wet saddle blankets, so they make the best horses under saddle.
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- "wonderful to work with..."
- The Fairlea Ranch team was wonderful to work with. They went out of their way to make me and my mare feel at home.
- "easy to train..."
- I am a Non-Pro and wanted to purchase a horse I could train myself, with intermittent professional guidance. The filly I purchased by Silver Gun is just a doll - easy to work with in every way!
- "a truly perfect day..."
- Kate and everyone at the ranch made sure my special occasion was just as I wanted it - a truly perfect day.