River Ranch-Texas Horse Park

River Ranch-Texas Horse Park River Ranch Educational Charities is a private, non-profit operator that provides educational, therapeutic, and amusement type services and events at the Texas Horse Park equestrian center.

All services are by appointment. River Ranch is a 501(c)3 charity operating the Texas Horse Park which is located adjacent to the 6,000-acre old growth Great Trinity Forest located just eight miles from downtown Dallas. This first-class facility is designed to provide outdoor recreation options for kid's and families as well as, host national and international equestrian competitions and provide m

All services are by appointment. River Ranch is a 501(c)3 charity operating the Texas Horse Park which is located adjacent to the 6,000-acre old growth Great Trinity Forest located just eight miles from downtown Dallas. This first-class facility is designed to provide outdoor recreation options for kid's and families as well as, host national and international equestrian competitions and provide m

Operating as usual

#Texas #HorseLove 🤠 🧡#FridayFunnies📸: Texas Humor
11/12/2021

#Texas #HorseLove 🤠 🧡
#FridayFunnies

📸: Texas Humor

#Texas #HorseLove 🤠 🧡
#FridayFunnies

📸: Texas Humor

Best ride home after the school bus.🤠 💛🐴 #Texas 📷: Dallas Now
11/08/2021

Best ride home after the school bus.🤠 💛🐴 #Texas

📷: Dallas Now

Best ride home after the school bus.🤠 💛🐴 #Texas

📷: Dallas Now

#Dreams + #Dedication ⚡️💛💫#HoldTheVision & #TrustTheProcess
11/05/2021

#Dreams + #Dedication ⚡️💛💫
#HoldTheVision & #TrustTheProcess

#Dreams + #Dedication ⚡️💛💫
#HoldTheVision & #TrustTheProcess

First black rodeo queen of Arkansas is teaching youth, who wouldn’t usually have access, the importance of farming and a...
11/02/2021
First Black Rodeo Queen of Arkansas Is Teaching Importance of Farming To Youth

First black rodeo queen of Arkansas is teaching youth, who wouldn’t usually have access, the importance of farming and animals. 💖

https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/blogs/culture/first-black-rodeo-queen-of-arkansas-is-teaching-importance-of-farming-to-youth

She’s piquing the interest of youth early! The first Black rodeo queen of Arkansas is teaching the importance of farming to youth, 5 News Online reports. Ja’Dayia Kursh first became involved in rodeos when she was 13 years old, participating in pony express riding for the Arkansas Seven before s...

💡 #WednesdayWisdom - “The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever."‘When you are encou...
10/27/2021

💡 #WednesdayWisdom - “The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever."

‘When you are encouraged to "treasure" the amazing moments because they won't last forever, remember to also reassure yourself that you will survive the hard times because they don't last forever either.’
~ #HorseHippie

💡 #WednesdayWisdom - “The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever."

‘When you are encouraged to "treasure" the amazing moments because they won't last forever, remember to also reassure yourself that you will survive the hard times because they don't last forever either.’
~ #HorseHippie

10/22/2021
Be as soft as possible, but as firm as necessary.#Balance
10/20/2021

Be as soft as possible, but as firm as necessary.
#Balance

Be as soft as possible, but as firm as necessary.
#Balance

How many horses have 3 legs?
10/15/2021

How many horses have 3 legs?

How many horses have 3 legs?

True #Horsemanship is really about #MasteringOurSelves ❥:#WednesdayWisdom
10/13/2021

True #Horsemanship is really about #MasteringOurSelves ❥
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#WednesdayWisdom

True #Horsemanship is really about #MasteringOurSelves ❥
:
#WednesdayWisdom

"One of the kindest things you can do, is be gentle and patient with yourself." ~ Charlie Mackesy
10/12/2021

"One of the kindest things you can do, is be gentle and patient with yourself."
~ Charlie Mackesy

"One of the kindest things you can do, is be gentle and patient with yourself."
~ Charlie Mackesy

"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down."‘What we get by achieving our goals is not as important as...
10/07/2021

"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down."

‘What we get by achieving our goals is not as important as what we become.
It's scary to let go of the comfort of control. It's difficult to believe that things will be better if we let go.
But you will survive.
You will grow.
You can soar.’
~ #HorseHippie

#BeWillingToLetGoAndFly 🐎 🐎

"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down."

‘What we get by achieving our goals is not as important as what we become.
It's scary to let go of the comfort of control. It's difficult to believe that things will be better if we let go.
But you will survive.
You will grow.
You can soar.’
~ #HorseHippie

#BeWillingToLetGoAndFly 🐎 🐎

#WednesdayWisdom 🐴💡 "To correct your seat and posture, imagine your pelvis as an old-fashioned goldfish bowl. To maintai...
10/06/2021

#WednesdayWisdom 🐴💡
"To correct your seat and posture, imagine your pelvis as an old-fashioned goldfish bowl. To maintain your posture while you ride, keep the water in the bowl level. If your pelvis is tipped forward, the water will pour out onto the horse’s withers. If your pelvis is tipped backward, you will pour the water out onto the haunches." ~ Janice Dulak

✍️: Sandy Rabinowitz

#WednesdayWisdom 🐴💡
"To correct your seat and posture, imagine your pelvis as an old-fashioned goldfish bowl. To maintain your posture while you ride, keep the water in the bowl level. If your pelvis is tipped forward, the water will pour out onto the horse’s withers. If your pelvis is tipped backward, you will pour the water out onto the haunches." ~ Janice Dulak

✍️: Sandy Rabinowitz

“Sometimes we forget that this is the gift. To be here with each other in this beautiful place.”🪶Quote & photo by Jon Ea...
09/27/2021

“Sometimes we forget that this is the gift. To be here with each other in this beautiful place.”
🪶Quote & photo by Jon Eagle Sr., owner of Sung Nagi Kici Okiju: Becoming one with the Spirit of the Horse

“Sometimes we forget that this is the gift. To be here with each other in this beautiful place.”
🪶Quote & photo by Jon Eagle Sr., owner of Sung Nagi Kici Okiju: Becoming one with the Spirit of the Horse

"Step back and think again." Ask for another perspective to be shown to you.When you end up facing the same problems ove...
09/23/2021

"Step back and think again."
Ask for another perspective to be shown to you.

When you end up facing the same problems over and over again, it's time to look at things from a different perspective.
Whether it's relationship issues, problems with your job, or your health, you can't approach the solution with the same mindset that created the problem.

Image quote by Einstein
Post by #HorseHippie
#BeOpenToChangePerspectives #BeHorsey

"Step back and think again."
Ask for another perspective to be shown to you.

When you end up facing the same problems over and over again, it's time to look at things from a different perspective.
Whether it's relationship issues, problems with your job, or your health, you can't approach the solution with the same mindset that created the problem.

Image quote by Einstein
Post by #HorseHippie
#BeOpenToChangePerspectives #BeHorsey

Ride your chosen trail at your own rhythm…#ChooseYourOwnAdventureCredit: Carson James
09/17/2021

Ride your chosen trail at your own rhythm…
#ChooseYourOwnAdventure

Credit: Carson James

Ride your chosen trail at your own rhythm…
#ChooseYourOwnAdventure

Credit: Carson James

#HorseWomenRule 🤠💕🐴 A cow from a neighboring ranch made an unexpected run to a nearby Wal-Mart. Employees instinctively ...
09/10/2021

#HorseWomenRule 🤠💕🐴
A cow from a neighboring ranch made an unexpected run to a nearby Wal-Mart. Employees instinctively built her a shopping cart corral until her owner arrived riding her horse ba****ck with a baby in a carrier ready to calmly guide her cow back home. All in a day’s work!
#UrbanRanchLife

Photo credit: Amanda Grace
Read more here: https://mix106radio.com/lost-cow-wanders-to-a-walmart-in-post-falls/

08/17/2021

🥰 A bombproof horse and a couple of determined cowboys make for a wonderful combination❣️

The Horse Whisperer’s Alter Ego:Courtesy of New Yorker CartoonsCartoon by J. C. DuffyThank you Donald Flanary
08/14/2021

The Horse Whisperer’s Alter Ego
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Courtesy of New Yorker Cartoons
Cartoon by J. C. Duffy
Thank you Donald Flanary

The Horse Whisperer’s Alter Ego
:
Courtesy of New Yorker Cartoons
Cartoon by J. C. Duffy
Thank you Donald Flanary

#HorsesAndHealing ~ "Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional ...
08/09/2021

#HorsesAndHealing ~ "Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant, it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy--that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.
A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horse’s presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience, and self-efficacy."
💓 From: https://www.taoofhorsemanship.com/heart-math

📸: #RiverRanch staff and horses getting ready to reopen, Claudia on Starbuck and Mr. Gilbert on Scout. Photo taken by Catherine.

#HorsesAndHealing ~ "Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant, it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy--that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.
A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horse’s presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience, and self-efficacy."
💓 From: https://www.taoofhorsemanship.com/heart-math

📸: #RiverRanch staff and horses getting ready to reopen, Claudia on Starbuck and Mr. Gilbert on Scout. Photo taken by Catherine.

Bringing back #HorsePower Where the past and the future collide… 🤠
08/03/2021

Bringing back #HorsePower
Where the past and the future collide… 🤠

Bringing back #HorsePower
Where the past and the future collide… 🤠

“The story of the #BlackCowboy began when our ancestors were brought to this country against their will. Many of them we...
07/30/2021

“The story of the #BlackCowboy began when our ancestors were brought to this country against their will. Many of them were adept with horses. The first Kentucky Derbies were won by black jockeys. One out of four cowboys in The West were black. But you never see that in the movies. My father was a sharecropper. When I was a young boy he would put me on the back of a horse and direct me where to plow. Eventually I became so skilled that I tried my hand at the rodeo circuit. But I soon learned that a black cowboy could sit on a bull for half a day and still not win any prize money. I ended up getting a doctorate from St. Johns, and over the years I worked at several different universities. But I kept running into colleagues who didn’t believe there was such a thing as a black cowboy. And that wasn’t going to stand. So in 1984 I organized The Black World Championship Rodeo. Nobody thought it could be done. It was the first rodeo ever held in a US urban city. But I got all the permits. I covered all the expenses from my own pocket. We flew in all the best black cowboys from around the country, and we flew them first class. We held our first rodeo in Harlem’s Colonel Young Park. Colonel Charles Young was denied a generalship during World War I because he was black. He rode his horse all the way to Washington DC in protest. The protest wasn’t successful, but sixty years later 20,000 people filled Colonel Young Park for the world’s first Black Championship Rodeo. And that number doesn’t even include the people peering down from the high-rise apartments. The Black World Championship Rodeo came back to Harlem every year for the next thirty years. And it’s gonna do for me what the movies did for John Wayne. It’s going to leave me a legend. We opened every rodeo with the national anthem, and a black cowboy would ride out carrying the American flag. It always made me emotional. Because with all the hurdles that we’ve faced, and still face-- it’s amazing that we still love our country. But I do. Because it afforded me the opportunity to do what I did. And I delivered. I showed the whole world: there have always been black cowboys. And there always will be.”

‘Dr. George E. Blair is 90 years old, but you can find him every day on Randall’s Island at the New York City Riding Academy. Situated on the reclaimed site of an old garbage dump, the NYC Riding Academy and its team of six horses gives free riding lessons to underprivileged children. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering or donating, visit nycridingacademy.org.’

~ vía https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork/

"To maintain your #balance, imagine that your upper body is like a broomstick and your horse is a hand trying to balance...
07/28/2021

"To maintain your #balance, imagine that your upper body is like a broomstick and your horse is a hand trying to balance it. If your body (the broomstick) starts to tip, your hand (horse) will automatically move underneath to keep it up. You cannot lean right and expect your horse to go left." — Laura Tomlinson

Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

"To maintain your #balance, imagine that your upper body is like a broomstick and your horse is a hand trying to balance it. If your body (the broomstick) starts to tip, your hand (horse) will automatically move underneath to keep it up. You cannot lean right and expect your horse to go left." — Laura Tomlinson

Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

🐴🗓 #HorseFun ~ This Saturday, July 31, is the 32nd annual Texas Black Invitational #Rodeo presented by the African Ameri...
07/26/2021

🐴🗓 #HorseFun ~ This Saturday, July 31, is the 32nd annual Texas Black Invitational #Rodeo presented by the African American Museum of Dallas. It’ll be held at the Fair Park Coliseum again with almost 300 Black cowboys & cowgirls competing!
#DETAILS:
• When: Jul 31, 2021, 7:00 pm
• Where: Fair Park Coliseum 1438 Coliseum Dr. Dallas, TX 75210
• Info 👉 https://bit.ly/3p7z5DK
• 🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/34t5OtI
(Tickets are $10-$25)
~~~
Presented by the African American Museum, the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo features approximately 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing, a Pony Express relay race and more. Kicking off with the Grand Entry Parade, the sporting event provides guests with their first glimpse of the historical contributions that African Americans contributed to the settling of the western United States. The family-friendly event also includes on-field kids activities.

🐴🗓 #HorseFun ~ This Saturday, July 31, is the 32nd annual Texas Black Invitational #Rodeo presented by the African American Museum of Dallas. It’ll be held at the Fair Park Coliseum again with almost 300 Black cowboys & cowgirls competing!
#DETAILS:
• When: Jul 31, 2021, 7:00 pm
• Where: Fair Park Coliseum 1438 Coliseum Dr. Dallas, TX 75210
• Info 👉 https://bit.ly/3p7z5DK
• 🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/34t5OtI
(Tickets are $10-$25)
~~~
Presented by the African American Museum, the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo features approximately 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing, a Pony Express relay race and more. Kicking off with the Grand Entry Parade, the sporting event provides guests with their first glimpse of the historical contributions that African Americans contributed to the settling of the western United States. The family-friendly event also includes on-field kids activities.

#MondayMantra: “Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to BE who we are.”‘One of the most dif...
07/26/2021

#MondayMantra: “Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to BE who we are.”
‘One of the most difficult things in our culture is to be able to be your authentic self. To not doubt who you are. From an early age we feel the pressure to belong to this group or that group. This status or that. To fit in, conform, and change to please. To be who you truly are is scary, and with social media and all the keyboard critics, it can become even worse.
#Authenticity is just honesty, wrapped up in a little bravery. It’s the courage to listen to that little voice inside that whispers, “Yes, this is me.”
It’s the choice to #ListenToYOURSELF and not anyone else. To live otherwise is pretending.’
~ #HorseHippie ✨🌞💫

#MondayMantra: “Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to BE who we are.”
‘One of the most difficult things in our culture is to be able to be your authentic self. To not doubt who you are. From an early age we feel the pressure to belong to this group or that group. This status or that. To fit in, conform, and change to please. To be who you truly are is scary, and with social media and all the keyboard critics, it can become even worse.
#Authenticity is just honesty, wrapped up in a little bravery. It’s the courage to listen to that little voice inside that whispers, “Yes, this is me.”
It’s the choice to #ListenToYOURSELF and not anyone else. To live otherwise is pretending.’
~ #HorseHippie ✨🌞💫

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811 Pemberton Hill Rd Bldg #2
Dallas, TX
75217

General information

Find out more information on all of our services, from trail rides and lessons and rodeo events, at www.riverranch-texashorsepark.com or you can contact us at 469-804-2660 and [email protected] For information on hosting your special event at Texas Horse Park; such as wedding ceremony & reception, corporate team building, holiday party, non-profit fundraising, or social event, please contact Trifecta Event Management at [email protected] or 214-274-3880. Our current business hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 10a -6p except closed on Tuesdays. Saturdays 9a - 6:30p Sundays Closed except for Special Events Services are by appt. Private/special event times will vary.

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This facility is so beautiful and inspired! I love that the mission is focused on empowerment and healing through horses! I find the mental bond that occurs between horse and rider so fascinating! I recently watched a documentary called The Great Flip Off, that highlights this bond and its positive effects within the world of ba****ck riding and equine performance. I found the film inspiring and thought I would share for any fellow horse lovers on this page! You can watch it on Amazon or iTunes!
this place is amazing!!! everyone there are very nice !!! we love every minute. thank you so much .
Question: My 5 and 8 YO grandkids are here for another 9 months (Dad in Navy) I'd like to get them some basic lessons, then hit the trail! They are both athletic stars and extremely strong and athletic. So where do I go from here? They live in Wylie, I guess somewhere out there I could get some basic lessons, but who, and then what? It's going to be their Christmas Present, so before it's gets too warm.
The cooler weather is perfect for horseback riding!
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STTR 2nd Summer Weekend Ride, open to anyone - June 8th & 9th @ Matt & Christi Miller’s Ranch,1006 Main Street, Tuleta Tx 78162. The Miller's are volunteering to provide supper on Friday about 6:30 pm. (BBQ ribs! yum!) BRING breakfast and lunch items for yourself, and lawn chairs. STTR is providing pulled pork for Saturday's supper, and we ask you riders to bring a potluck side dish or desert to share. Also, BYOB / beer and drinks. Water will be provided, as well as water for horses. $10 per adult, and $5 for kids 6-17 years old. (5 and under are free) Registration begins Friday 5pm, negative Coggins required. We had a great time at our first Weekend Summer Ride on David Crews ranch, with a good turnout. Looking forward to another good ride and fun in June. Thanks to the Miller's for hosting us! www.STTR.net
My daughter had a spur of the moment birthday party yesterday! By far this is my favorite picture ! it shows how great the staff was and how much they were about making my daughter happy on her day! My daughters name is Penny and she got to ride a horse named Penny!!! They even had the same hair color! SO blessed to have found this horse ranch!
Please share with your friends this FREE how to evaluate your own horse yourself video https://youtu.be/O32VATFdGOM If you recognize any of these issues going on with your horse here is a link to register for a one of a kind hands on 3 day clinic on how to fix the issues yourself. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef231dd1dcb4d097&oseq=&c=&ch=
Amazing time riding the last 2 days, the horses are fantastic so well trained, and the instructors are so polite to you, and motivational ☺ giving you confidence on your ride. Thank you for making my dreams come true ☺