Many of our horses and ponies have been trained by the top trainers in the country.
We use the most appropriate trainer for the type of horse. Western pleasure horses
are trained by pleasure trainers, jumping horses by jumping trainers - you get the point.
We have fearless trail riders capable of putting trail horses through obstacles that most riders will never attempt. This helps make sure you'll have a great ride.
Most of our horses and ponies cross water, bridges, tarps, ride in traffic, play horse soccer, and we are constantly looking for new and different challenges.
Our best trainers are the cowboys that use our ranch horses everyday. A ranch horse has seen everything, been everywhere and only works when needed. That means that if you need to get somewhere he can get you there at the speed you ask for. One of our ex-ranch horses became the leading children's eventing pony in Houston and was later shipped to California.
And of course we ride and tune up every every horse that enters our program. As riders over 50 years old, our focus is on safety. While horseback riding can never be 100% safe, we do our best to minimize the risk by making horses brave through desensitizing to many obstacles.
|Tim Constance - Owner/Manager
Tim is our 50+ rider and has about 30 years of experience riding many different diciplines and breeds.
Tim and the Arabian stallion Kabru Lea Dash, were undefeated three years straight as the Versatility
Champion of the Star Arabian Club, winning halter, western, english, jumping, and was hard to beat at
trail, often beating quarter horses in open shows. We learned a lot from our black Arabian stallion
Cass Ami, a son of Cass Ole from The Black Stallion movies. We owed Cass for 28 years since he was
6 months old and he is now burried in our backyard under his favorite tree.
2009 6th in the nation award Palomino Horse Breeders Association Hunter Under Saddle.
Tim just recently won the ACTHA competitive trail Open division at Sundance Ranch in Manvel Texas on a horse he had ridden only a few times.Click here for the full story.
Tim has been working with a few of our horse to compete in Extreme Cowboy Racing. Watch his extreme trailerloading horses the cowboy way!
|Santiago de la Cruz  Santiago has been involved in horses his
entire life and is a 3rd generation horseman. He's ridden bulls, broke an untold number of young colts,
and fixed problem horses. His experience enables him to quickly analyze a horse and help the kids teach
the ponies the right way to ride. He is kind and consistant with the horses.
Currently Santiago is concentrating on roping horses for us.
Contact us if you need a good team roping horse. Click here to watch Santiago showing our Paint roping horse at 2008 APHA World.
|Tonya Pruitt/de la Cruz  Tonya has been a world champion 5 times with Palominos.
Her specialty is Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Showmanship and Halter.
Tonya has also been involved in horses her entire life. She's trained horses, ponies, mules,
and has even broken race horses.
Tonya has trained our palomino gelding LJ Cool Skip for Quinten to show at the 2009 Palomino World Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he won Reserve World Champion. Quentin has also won the nation this year in Hunter Under Saddle with the same horse.
Read one of her world champion stories in the Palomino magazine here.
Contact us if you're looking for a winning show horse. We specialize in packer type show horses with great temperments.
|Quentin and Houston love to ride all of the ponies that are in for training and evaluation at ranchpony.com. They are not the trainers, but we love to get their opinions of the horses and ponies from a child's viewpoint once we feel they are ready. They ride the hair off or our horses and ponies. Instead of playing video games they love to reach new levels with the ponies!||
Quentin 10 year old Quentin was the 2007 National Champion JR. Looper (national competition for dummy roping for children at the national team roping championships.) Quentin has broken an unbelievable number of ponies and rides horses and ponies every day. He has won over 23 buckles in various shows and competetions. Quentin is an accomplished showman in english and western disciplines. Quentin just looks good on a horse and has started heeling with his dad.
Quentin was just named Reserve World Champion Hunter Under Saddle with our horse LJ Cool Skip in Tulsa. In addition he recieved many Top Tens in other riding classes at the World Show- Congratulations!
Click here to watch Quentin win at the 2008 Houston Livestock Show. He was tied for Reserve Champion riding a 3 year old against aged, campaigned show horses.
|Houston 9 year old Houston wants to grow up to be a bull rider.
He loves to trail ride, rope, and be very active on the ponies! In his spare time he raises rabbits.
Recently we took Houston to a show and put him on a horse that he had only ridden for a few minutes and entered him in a hunter under saddle class on a western horse. Houston took second and was only beaten by his brother on our three year old palomino quarter horse.
Houston was voted The Sportsmanship Award at the Houston Livestock show for his kind sportsmanship conduct and support to the riders at the show.
We need to watch Houston because he's always jumping off the ponies or standing up in the saddle. You will not find a kinder boy who loves and cares for ponies like Houston does. He is truly an animal lover.
|Quentin and Houston with Johnny Ringo - This is their uncle's, PRCA team roper Cesar De la Cruz, heel horse which held the PRC world record for fastest team roping time - 3.5 seconds - WOW! Click here for World Record story|