Horse Memories

Santa Fe Trail RidingThere is something special about a horse and rider.  There is something familiar.  There is something soothing and calming and interior that happens when any one of use get on a horse and ride through the mountains, stand on a mesa or wade through a river.

There are few places that offer so much variation in what we will see in just a couple of hours on a horse than the Bishop’s Lodge Stables.  Yes – there are open plains and hills full of sage – but where will you meet water, sand, sky and rocky mountain all in one ride?  I dare say few places but here in the hills that surround this place.

We share a sacred place with our guests who have been married here, raised their children here, grown up here, have family here and come back here year after year. This is not our land…it is theirs.  It lives in their heart…on a horse they rode when they were 10…and now they are 50 and they keep coming.  They bring their grandchildren for a lesson or the baby in the family for their first pony ride…and that is where it begins. The sight, the smell, the sound of HORSE MEMORIES.

We take that responsibility seriously…making memories.  We do it every day.  We get up in the morning and remember that today it will be someone’s first ride, someone’s first horse touch, someone’s first lesson.  We know that today will be a day they never forget – no matter how many times they have ridden…they have never been here.  These memories will be special.  They will be magical.  They will be wonderfully woven into the tapestry of a life we get to meet today and that is a privilege.

 

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