Silver Spade Ranch
is located just 1.5 miles from Highway 26 at the Highway 6 junction in Banks, Oregon. We are a semi-private facility offering full care boarding for horse owners dedicated to improving their horsemanship skills. Our facility is geared towards studying a natural style of horsemanship, drawing on the techniques and styles of Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt, which we have learned from riding for the past ten-plus years with Buck Brannaman. We offer regular horsemanship, cow working, and ranch roping clinics for students of all levels, as well as private lessons.
Being semi-private, all boarders must be active in working on their horsemanship in the buckaroo/vaquero style and traditions. This can be done through weekly lessons and/or monthly horsemanship clinics. All horses are ridden in traditional gear: snaffle bit, hackamore, two-rein and straight up in the bridle, based on the education of the horse and rider. With everyone working on similar goals and in the same style, it creates a positive learning and boarding environment, which we are dedicated to upholding. Silver Spade Ranch is a family-friendly community, full of boarders who enjoy riding together, and who are all working towards a common goal: building a quality partnership with the horse.
If you are interested in learning about this style of horsemanship, and riding alongside likeminded people, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or send us an e-mail to set up an appointment to come visit the barn!