The Horse First Farm began as an idea to create a place that would break the mold of traditional horse boarding and move forward toward helping domesticated horses live a more natural life. Life- long horse lover Carlos Osorio and Parelli Professional Gretchen Arndt drew upon the recommendations of natural equine expert Jamie Jacksons to create a track system in which to board horses. “The tracks” replace the traditional paddock. Tracks function by allowing the natural flow of horses in a herd to create movement as they move in search of food and water throughout the day. Water is in one location, while hay is located elsewhere on the same track. As the herd moves between the hay and water, the engineering of the tracks creates a more natural rhythm and lifestyle. This rhythm allows us to keep horses domestically, while still respecting their needs for social interaction and movement.
We have assembled an exceptional group of staff members and horse lovers to provide a well-rounded support team at the Farm. Our goal is to provide exceptional care and personal support for each horse and their human partner.
Our CoverAll indoor arena, outdoor play ground, honeycomb and riding trails are all designed to help owners and horses develop solid partnerships. Clinics, lessons and seminars are offered regularly to support the educational journey of all.
The Farm is committed to:
• Considering the horse's mental, emotional and physical welfare in all facets of daily care.
• Honoring the horse owner's role as their horse's advocate and partner.
• Providing healthy and natural options for a horse's environment, diet and care.
• Supporting students with high quality education in natural horsemanship and holistic horse care so as to inspire, empower and educate horse owners and students.