MEET THE HORSES
At Skyline Guest Ranch, we take great pride in our stock's breeding, raising, and training. Our horses are fundamental to our business's success and the happiness of our clients. Each summer our guides eagerly begin work on our new group of colts. Training your own horses leads to well-behaved, cooperative animals that can safely navigate our mountainous terrain with even the most novice riders.
Sparky is a gentle, kind, hardworking horse. He has a great attitude and loves to work. Our favorite thing about Sparky is his love of a good view. On the trail, he's always looking around taking in all the beautiful sights!
Sage has a heart of gold and was born broke! She never bucked a day in her life! For over two decades, Sage has been the world's best kids' horse. She is always willing to help someone have a positive first experience on horseback!
"Fancy Clancy' is a beautiful Friesian Percheron draft cross and Luke's personal horse. He has a playful and childlike nature. Clancy takes his job as Luke's favorite horse very seriously! Every morning, without fail he is waiting for him at the barn door!
Chance is such an energetic and fun horse. He is always game to lope or gallop through a mountain meadow! Though he is getting older, he still has so much drive and spunk.
Boe is born and raised at Skyline. His genetics trace back to the original horses of the first Skyline herd. Though it took Boe longer than normal to decide to quit bucking, he is worth his weight in gold.
Chime quickly became a favorite among visitors at the ranch. She is unbelievably strong and resilient. Chime was born on the ranch in the summer of 2016 and it's apparent that she loves her job as a mountain horse!
Jimmy is a true mountain horse who knows our trails better than anyone or anything. No matter the circumstances, rain or shine, he will bring you home safely. Money can't buy a better horse!
Kameesha named Sioux after the famous Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Name Sue.' Some may say this gave him a complex. Despite his 'unfortunate' name, he is a phenomenal horse; surefooted and spunky.
Crackerjack is a gentle giant. Despite his big size, his demeanor is kind and sweet. He loves everyone he meets and is affectionate and loving to humans and animals.
Diamond is big and quirky, but has a good heart! He is a beautiful chocolate palomino with a flaxen mane and tail. Currently, he is our trail ride guide Leonna's favorite ride.
Lady is a small but strong mare with a very dignified and proper personality. She is a smooth ride and is arguably one of the most beautiful horses on the ranch. Luke bought Lady for Lara in 2020.
Bess is the definition of a solid workhorse. She is undeniably strong and has a deep-rooted willingness to work hard. She is one of the horses that pull our wagon for weddings and special events!
Pal is a golden horse in both color and nature. He works hard and has a spirited personality. You can always count on him to do his job and do it well!
Mayble is an amazing trail horse and an amazing mother. For years she has taken people on rides. This summer she is taking a break from trail rides to raise her adorable baby Mayve!
Clyde has a very strong personality. He likes to be in the front on all trail rides. He 'pretends' to be the leader of the herd! He is a sturdy hardworking horse and extremely sure-footed.
Tinker is the first foal of our beloved mare Sage. She has a wild paint look but gentle and obedient nature. Tinker is Kameesha's favorite horse, she rides her almost every day!
Chico has a never-stop attitude. He is sweet, kind, and always willing to work hard. He has the all-important job of taking kids on rides, a job he does with eagerness and kindness!
Appropriately named after her fiery personality, Red Hot is full of spice. To Colter, her owner, she is attentive and caring but everyone else better watch out for her big personality!
Trudy is a Tennessee walking horse that joined our herd in 2021. She is gated, making her a comfortable and easy ride. This winter Trudy had her first baby, a spunky and trouble-making little filly named Calamity Jane!
Winchester is a beautiful blue roan with a heart of gold, He is a big baby that loves attention and apples. His fun disposition is just an added bonus to his surefooted and comfortable ride.
Dolly the Mule
Dolly is a mule with no shortage of character and sass, as evident in the picture above! Lukus has taken on the responsibility of breaking her into a reliable riding mule. Despite his best intentions, Dolly bucks every spring!
Cheyenne the Mule
Cheyenne is the oldest animal at Skyline Guest Ranch. Though she is 35 years old she still has a fire and passion for hard work. We love our old girl, and affectionately refer to her as Grandma!
Big, Rich, John, and Henry are always together (literally tied in a line) so it's fitting to feature them together. As an outfitter, a good string of mules is a must. Though tougher than nails, all four are big sweet babies!
J-Lo the Mule
J-Lo is our 'rock climbing' mule from Tennessee. She won't miss a step and will go anywhere she is asked. Nowadays she is almost strictly a riding mule, offering clients heading into the alpine country the safest experience, walking with effortless precision and grace!