Meet Our Horses

This is a family owned business, but we do have some outside investors.
14.5 of them, to be exact. We rely on them to take care of our family and friends,
our clients and special guests. They are the heart of our business,
and we consider them our partners.


Meet Butterscotch, a 25 year old quarter-horse born and raised on the Hargrave family farm back in Iowa. Joe and Jess used to ride him in local rodeo’s and he won them plenty of pots of spending money over the years. When Jess went into the Army, Butterscotch enlisted as well to join the armed forces rodeo team. He is a strong animal, despite his age, with plenty of get up and go and a beautiful stride. He comes across as macho and a bit stand offish, but he secretly loves a little extra TLC and maybe a bit of mane braiding to suit his vanity.

Come Along

Come Along is Traci’s personal favorite. He is strong, reliable, and calm, and enjoys a pleasant ride along the mountain trails, but he really shines when it’s time to break into a canter on the game trails atop the plateau or out in the badlands. He’s like a street racing car with all the gears, and then a secret panel that flips up when its time to hit the NOS.


We changed Blue’s name to Bleu after he became the favorite of our sweet friend Valentine from France. He is her horse whenever she comes out to ride and he ends up with a mane full of braids and wild flowers. For the longest time, when he was younger, Bleu was the lowest horse in the pecking order-always being pushed around by the others. Over the years, as he filled out, and, we believe, through the love and affection of his riders and our long time clients and friends, Bleu has become the leader of the herd. He is the strongest of the bunch, the first to eat, the first to water, and whenever something is suspicious, he is the first to approach and check it out.

Sandy Bob

Sandy Bob is the quiet, unassuming type. He is just as sweet and even-keeled if he is being ridden by a 7 year old or a 70 year old. He gets down the trail and gets the job done. As Buff says, Sandy is always “Up for the job…” He is named after a character from the iconic 1917 western poem by Gail I. Gardner, “Sierry Petes.” Which later became the Chris Ledoux song, “Tie a Knot in the Devil’s Tail.”

John Wayne



Jimmy is a long time trail horse, retired from a career of roping steers at a historical working cattle ranch in Jackson, Wyoming.  He held his own against hundreds of young fat beef cows throughout the years, standing strong and holding the rope tight as his cowboy rider doctored cattle beneath the Teton mountain range.  Jimmy has been forced into retirement, a little too old for holding strong against multiple thousand pound steers day in and day out, but perfectly suited for exploring the trails here in the Wind River Range. And he does still gets a bit feisty when he sees a herd of cattle and obviously wants to get to work! He is well suited for some of our taller riders.



Buff is taking rebranding to a whole new level, having decided that Poncho was not adequately named given his markings. Poncho now goes by the name Cowhorse. He is a kind old trail horse who has traveled many miles in the back country. He is one of our kid level horses and may be used to pony along a younger rider when he is not otherwise occupied with our son.





Little Red Sparkle

Little Red Sparkle, also known as, “that naughty pony,” belongs to our son, Buff. These two are a match made in heaven. And a little bit exhausting because you never know what they are going to get into. Probably trouble..

Mascot the Mule

Mascot the Mule came with the outfit and has since been retired. He is a sweet ol guy who has one job and one job only, and that is to eat. He is great at keeping the weeds down and just generally watching after the place.