Big Barn Ranch we have fallen in love with preserving the romance of the American Cowboy and his horse.
The true origins of Natural Horsemanship lie with the Vaquero who first came to the Americas with the Conquistadors of Spain. A rare breed of horseman who gained knowledge from the Moors after the Morrish conquest of Spain in then 8th century. The Moors were so connected to their horses that they often saw them as family members first, and so they naturally developed a style of horsemanship based on communication, respect and mutual understanding.... (read more)
This is our philosophy and pursuit at Big Barn Ranch. A philosophy based on Natural Horsemanship and its origins, Vaquero Horsemanship.
Not tied to one type of Natural Horsemanship. We, like the vaquero, seek to learn from those masters who came before us, and who still enlighten us with what has worked for over a thousand years.