Almost everyone has heard about the Lazy K Ranch in Chowchilla. They own the Yosemite Trails Pack Station in Fish Camp and supply camp horses from Murphy's all the way down to Pasadena. Occasionally they will sell horses to make room for the youngsters. They are very reasonably priced and are well seasoned trail horses. Their slogan is "our reputation rides on our horses".
If you are in the market for a foal, be sure to attend their "pick a colt day". The foals have impressive pedigrees and are bred for calmness and even temper as they may one day be used in the camp and trail programs. Even if you are not planning on purchasing at that time, the experience you will have at this event is well worth it.
What sets us apart? For starters we raise all of our own stock and, yes, you will be riding a horse - not a mule. All of our rides cross through streams so you will have the opportunity to feel the exhilaration of riding through water with your horse. We provide hands-on training along with an arena lesson before you depart on your ride. Group size is kept small for a more personal experience. All of our trails make a continuous loop so you won't see the same trail on the way home. And finally, since we are a small family run business, we are the perfect choice for your family.
Westbrook Wine Farm is a vineyard and winery in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of eastern Madera County, California, near Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park. Our mountain vineyards are planted to field blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Gros Verdot and Carmenere. We practice sustainable farming and minimalist winemaking. We make our wine in the traditional Claret style by co-fermenting grapes, rather than by making separate varietal wines and blending them. Our Fait Accompli includes six and our Museum, three of the eight red varieties permitted for use in Bordeaux or Meritage style wines.
A visit to the Westbrook Wine Farm is a must! Their wines are featured at "Erna's Elderberry House" in Oakhurst. Appointments are required.
We have been to Jo's ranch and right smack in the middle of the herd. What a well mannered group of horses. Jo has her own mares and stallions and breeds specifically for trail and pack. She is a member of the BackCountry Horsemen.