"Pahgre Ranch promises,
"to treat your horses as if they were their own" and this is most
definitely a promise that was kept! At previous boarding facilities I
have worried that no one would notice if my horse was "off" or showing
signs of colic... but that was never a concern at Pahgre Ranch! I love
that Barb really got to know my horse, knew where she liked to be
scratched, and was very mindful of keeping her at a healthy weight. Her
pen was always spotless, and her water tank clean. If you're looking for
peace of mind in where you board your horse, THIS IS THE PLACE!!" Jennifer Vidmar - Montrose, CO October 2016 ___________________________________________________________________
"I am so glad I found Pahgre Ranch for my mare and gelding, Dream and Otto. Otto,
a hard keeping ex-racehorse and Dream, and extremely easy keeping
Haflinger cross, were allowed to stay together as paddock mates even
though their dietary requirements were completely opposite. Over
almost two years, with careful monitoring and a feeding pen built just
for him, Otto kept his weight up, while Dream did not gain too much
weight... even though Otto kept sneaking her his food! Otto
passed away just recently, and Dream and I are on our way out of state,
but we will never forget the wonderful care of Pahgre Ranch. We are both deeply grateful." Sincerely, Elizabeth Anglin and Dream - Montrose, CO Sept. 2015 _______________________________________________________________________
"My horses are now full-time residents of the ranch. Having been
vacation residents, I felt secure about the full-time care they would
receive. It has been a pleasure coming out to check on them and spend
time riding and training. I especially enjoy the camradery of the other
boarders. We share what we learn. It is so encouraging to me. Thanks
Beau and Barb for creating such a supportive and friendly atmosphere." Emmy Lou Taylor - Montrose, CO Sept. 2015 _________________________________________________________________________
"I am starting to lose count of the years our three horses have been at
Pahgre Ranch. It just seems to get better and better. Our horses are
treated like they are their own. Barb and Beau work closely with San Juan Vet to make sure all our vaccinations/worming etc. are up to
date. Our special needs horse is particularly well taken care of and
loved, with extra daily feedings with medication in it. The Pahgre
Ranch is my peaceful place to go and rejuvenate. Best place on the
Western slope to keep our beloved horses." Ann McCarthy - Telluride, CO Sept. 2015 ________________________________________________________________________
"The motto of Pahgre Ranch is "Caring for your horses like they're our
own..." I couldn't be more pleased with my 4 or 5 years of keeping my
horses at Pahgre Ranch. Barb and Beau and their family and staff are on
top of everything. They really do care for and about the horses in
their charge. When I am away for a time, I do not have to worry one bit
about the well being of my furry friends. Thanks Barb and Beau, for
all you do!" Jim Whiting - Mesa, CO Sept. 2015 _________________________________________________________________________
"When my horse boards at Pahgre Ranch he might as well be boarding at home - he is that well taken care of and loved!" Carol Smith - Crested Butte, CO Sept. 2015 ________________________________________________________________________
"Dear Barb, Thank
you for making my winters so stress-free! My horses have been at other
boarding facilities in the area over the last 5 years and there is
simply no comparison. You guys care for my horses with love and a keen
eye... and it's always such a pleasure to stop in and see them, thanks
to your welcoming way and the great job you do! THANK YOU!" Jennifer Barker - Telluride, CO Sept. 2015 ________________________________________________________________________
have boarded our three horses at the Pahgre Ranch for almost three
years. All our horses are so happy. Barb and Beau treat each animal
like it was their own. If they perceive a problem, they are easy to
work with to improve the animal’s comfort and health. They have really
helped me with Sierra who is prone to arthritis and laminitis.
The ranch has a great environment for the horses, and a wonderful place
to spend quality time with them. The shade tree where we groom our
horses is the most peaceful place in my life. We intend to stay for a
long time. There is no better place for your horse." Ann & Carroll McCarthy McCarthy Construction Corp. - Telluride, CO July 2014 ________________________________________________________________________
"As usual my horse Vincent, who is unfortunately getting older with the
rest of us, had an amazing winter at Pahgre Ranch. Not only was he well
taken care of in general ,but once again Barb caught a problem early,
contacted me, helped me treat it and it was done! Not only that, but
my horse was treated to a farrier and his vet check all without me
having to be there, so he was ready for his move to Crested Butte!"
Thanks Barb. Carol Smith and Vincent - Crested Butte, CO July 2014 ________________________________________________________________________
"In planning a move to to Colorado from the east I needed to find a good
place to keep my 2 boys where they would not be bothered too much, fed
and cared for well and allowed to just be horses until the time comes
when I can get them onto my own place. I'm not sure how I was led to
Pahgre ranch but since they arrived there back in April I have not had
to worry one bit. Barb, Beau and Marcus were welcoming when we arrived
and showed their own style of hospitality both towards myself and my
boys. What I appreciate the most is the casual but detailed way they
seem to relate to the animals in their care." John Lazarus - Northeast Adventure, LLC. July 2014 _______________________________________________________________________
"Thanks Barb, Beau, and
Marcus! This is our third year boarding our 3 horses with you. Our
horses are happy, well fed, plenty of freshwater, and have beautiful
pastures to roam in. We are thankful for the care and watchful eye you
have over them! " Bert and Christine - Telluride, Colorado June 2014 _______________________________________________________________________
"There are really nice shade
trees around the ranch which are great for the horses and people. That
is real unusual for a horse facility on the western slope." Werner Lerner - Montrose, CO July 2014 _______________________________________________________________________
"Dear Barb, Beau, Marcus,We appreciate the great care, plenty of good feed, and no problems or injuries for winter boarding the last four years. Whenever
Cowboy and Junior needed something like helping the vet with their
teeth floating or when we needed help catching them you gave 110% (and
probably lots more extra effort we were not there to see)! See you in December" Jim and Merrilee Auster - Carbondale, CO June 2014 _______________________________________________________________________
"Pahgre Ranch was one of the best horse boarding experiences I have ever had for both me and my horse. Vincent was closely watched and attended to. He had had pinworms the summer before I boarded at Pahgre and they returned. Barb caught it immediately, did her research, contacted me AND administered five consecutive days of wormer! My horse came back to me fit and healthy - we will return this winter!" Carol Smith - Crested Butte, CO - June 2013 _______________________________________________________________________
We are very happy to recommend the Pahgre Ranch as a home for your horses, our horse has been happy at this horse facility for about 7 years , Barbara and her family have carefully and lovingly made sure my horse of 27 years had the care he needed these last 6 months to bring him back to looking like a healthy horse, he has Cushings ,and always will need special care, I have the peace of mind everyday that my horse has the best care he could have. I am always informed of any change or any advice to keep my horse healthy and happy in his environment. His care and board have always been over par since he has been at the Pahgre Ranch. For me to have Barbara take care of my old friend of many years takes the every day worry out of my life, he is safe and always will be cared for. Sincerely, Valerie Lewis . June 2013 ________________________________________________________________________
Dear Barb, Beau & Marcus, I believe this was my fourth year at Pahgre Ranch. Blue was very happy there and thanks his Aunt Barb for taking good care of him.See you in October. Kim Rose - Crested Butte, CO - June 2013 ________________________________________________________________________
Pahgre Ranch is one of the best! We've boarded our horses in Texas and Colorado. Pahgre has the best value, care, and pastures. Our horses always look forward to it! Thank you and congrats on celebrating 10 years!!! Christine and Bert, Colorado - June 2013 ________________________________________________________________________
Barb has been great! Our older horse “Tommy Boy” wintered extremely well at her ranch. I couldn’t have been more pleased. Barb would even arrange for foot care if need be. Thanks and keep up the good work! D. Tye Richardson - Glenwood Springs, CO - June 2013 ________________________________________________________________________
Dale and I were so pleased with the care that you gave our horses this past winter, especially our old horse Nick. When you noticed that he was not getting enough hay because of the pecking order, you went out of your way to put him in a paddock with one other horse. Our other two horses came back looking fit and healthy too. Having you right there keeping an eye on each and every animal gives us peace of mind during the winter months. We hope that we can be boarders next winter. Thank you for keeping such good care of our family. Brenda and Dale Archer - Crested Butte, CO - June 2013 ________________________________________________________________________
Pahgre Ranch has taken excellent and loving care of our geldings for the past two winters. They get plenty of quality feed and come home in the spring with good weight. The herd seems to get along well and there haven't been any problems with injuries, kicking, or aggressive horses. Jim Auster - Carbondale, CO - June 2013 _________________________________________________________________________
Barb, Beau & Marcus, are the best. The care you bestow on all the horses/animals is top notch. You treat them like their your own. Just yesterday, Carroll and I were talking about how good Star Sierra & Dakoda look. Their coats are shiny, they are all the perfect weight and they are happy. As horse owners, we could not ask for better attention - they already get the finest. Ann McCarthy - Telluride, CO - June 2013 _________________________________________________________________________
Kate lehner has had her two mares at the ranch for 18 months and enjoys the serenity, shade and lack of drama from unruly Stallions and vehicles etc. It is a wonderful place to spend quiet time with your horse. Wg Lehner - Montrose, CO - June 2013 _________________________________________________________________________
We would like to recommend Pahgre Ranch to anyone needing temporary boarding to long term boarding. We contacted Barb via email numerous times before moving our horses to the ranch from Cody, WY. Barb always responded to our questions quickly and could not have been more caring and friendly. When we arrived at the ranch after a 12 hour drive with 2 horses, Barb, Beau and their 2 sons came out and helped us unload the horses into their already set up large paddock. The horses have been with them for a few weeks now and have been cared for the same as if they were at our place. Thank you so much for your compassionate care of 2 of our family members! Gary and Jody - June 2013 _________________________________________________________________________
My horses come home in fine condition and I feel confident of their care while I am gone. Their paddock is clean and clear of hazards. The water tanks are fresh and cared for. I plan to stay with Pahgre Ranch in the future because I always receive great attention to all of my concerns. Emmy Lou Taylor - Montrose, CO - June 2013
Pahgre Ranch has been home for my horse for about three years now, and we couldn't be happier. Honeycomb is among his best friends, gentle friends, on a good pasture in view of his mountains. I am happy because Barb, Beau, and Marcus see to his care and promptly inform me of any potential problems he may have. I feel really lucky to have found Pahgre Ranch. Thanks Barb, Beau, and Marcus! Jim Whiting - Mesa, CO - June 2013 _________________________________________________________________________
Hi, Our horses are happy and safe. We are happy. We think that Barb, Beau & Marcus are the best. We really appreciate being able to enjoy the wonderful Pahgre Ranch, and have had fun exploring the area. Thank You so much for all you do - every single day. A totally satisfied boarder of three horses. Ann & Carroll McCarthy - Telluride, CO - June 2012 _________________________________________________________________________
Hi Pahgre Ranch I never thought boarding would be so beneficial, having a little break from your horse,does allow one to start fresh & get rid of bad habits. I like knowing my horse has plenty of pasture and is cared for. Thank you Pahgre ranch Kim Poulin Ridgway, CO June 2012 _________________________________________________________________________
It's June of 2012 and our horses have experienced yet another safe Winter-Spring of excellent care for our horses boarded at Pahgre Ranch. The horses: Doc (Palomino/AQHA/gelding), and Jessica (Dun/AQHA/mare), are always well cared for and come back to us ready for a summer in the Rockies.
As long time owners of our own ranch in California and a breeding operation which once boasted 60 horses and several stallions, we boarded many mares and foals. So Bridget and I are intimately familiar with the multitude of requirements and risks involved in boarding.
We are very satisfied customers and as long as we're riding horses in Colorado they'll be boarded with Barb and Beau at Pahgre Ranch when we're not actively using them at Arrowhead during the summer.
Barb, your service is great and remains reasonably priced for both boarding services as well as trailer storage. Our horses are always ready for use, very happy and well fed.
We include the pictures below of Doc and Jessica Tucker just to highlight the fine condition they're in when we pick them up. These pictures were taken after arriving at Arrowhead the same day we picked them up at your Pahgre Ranch.
Doc & Jessica are both well bred performance horses (reining/cutting/working cow horse bloodlines), and we take extra care to ensure they are only kept at an exceptional facility.
Again thank you, Barb and Beau. Bridget and I very much appreciate your attention to detail and your situational awareness when it comes to ensuring the safety of the horses being boarded. If you need anything further, please call or email us at any time!
Hello Barb, another good winter for the horses! Thank you especially for monitoring the 3 fatsos and getting their weights down, they are trim and ready for the trail! Have a great summer, Missy and Doc Brown Crested Butte, CO June 2012 ________________________________________________________________________
Dear Barb, "My daughter and I have enjoyed coming and riding at your place. It is so beautiful and relaxing. Every time I set foot on your property I feel the stress just slip away. I especially see it in my two horses. Both Hanzel and Pacman look amazing and you have taken impeccable care of them and I sincerely thank you." Warmest Regards, Cara O'Brien Aug. 2011 ________________________________________________________________________
"I'm very happy to keep my horses, Ranger and Honeycomb, at Pahgre Ranch. Ranger can't have green grass, but he's as happy as he can be in a large paddock with a tree for shade and other horses nearby for company. Honeycomb is doing well in your large pasture with other horses. Pahgre Ranch is the next best thing to keeping my horses at home. Thanks. I feel good knowing that my horses are doing well."
Jim Whiting Summer 2011 ________________________________________________________________________
"As owners of our own ranch in California and a breeding operation which once boasted 60 horses and several stallions, Bridget and I are familiar with the requirements and risks involved in boarding. We are very satisfied customers and intend on becoming long time customers as well. Your service is great and reasonably priced for both boarding services as well as trailer storage. Our horses were ready to pick up in mid-June very happy and obviously well fed. Below are picture of both Doc (Palomino gelding), and Jessica Tucker (Dun mare), after arriving at Arrowhead the day we picked them up at your Pahgre Ranch. The pictures attest both horses were well taken care of and demonstrate that point. (Doc & Jessica are both well bred performance horses (reining/cutting/working cow horse bloodlines). We both very much appreciate your attention to detail, Barb, and your situational awareness when it comes to ensuring the safety of the horses being boarded."
This letter is written whole heartedly for Barb Koeman.
"My 24 year old Tennessee Walker has had a happy, safe home at the Pahgre Ranch for 6 years., I have complete trust in Barb to treat my boy like he is her's.Barb has always been friendly, easy to work with, always available, and above all (and this is the most important aspect of having to board my horse away from me) she makes sure all her horses in her care, are cared for with kindness, 24/7 --- 365 days a yr."
Sincerely Valerie and Jim Lewis - Summer 2011 _________________________________________________________________________
"Pahgre Ranch has been a great experience for me and my horses. It is a well-kept, lovely place where my horses are safe and watched over. I've enjoyed boarding there and always return to a considerate, responsible staff of horsie caregivers." Emmy Lou Taylor - Summer 2011 ________________________________________________________________________
"We have boarded our horses at Pahgre Ranch for two winters and are very pleased. We have total confidence in the attention to detail, knowledge, and care they have received. They have wintered well and look perfect in the spring. We recommend their services without hesitation."
Missy and Doc Brown - Summer 2011 _________________________________________________________________________
Dear Barb, "We bought Ozark in 1993 and took him from the rodeo roping circuit to a life of trail rides, packing for big game hunts, pleasure rides , and Baby sitting. He served us well over the years and became a member of our family and loved by all. When we brought Ozark to the Pahgre Ranch he had a bad leg and had become unrideable. With the great care he has had over the last few years he is no longer limping and appears he could be ridden, But we wont interfere with his well deserved retirement and keep him where we know he is getting the best care possible. Thank you for your honesty, caring, and compassion you have for your work." Sincerely, Mike McBride and family Summer 2011