Now a full service Horse Motel!
Correct telephone number is 928 916 0177. Texts ok!
According to Google, coordinates for here are 33-45-59.96N and 113-39-13.99W.
Elevation is 1,931 feet.
We are located north of Harcuvar, Arizona, just 2 miles West of Salome, Arizona, on Highway 60, north of the r/r tracks at the crossing near MP 54.
We do require a current Health Certificate and Coggins for out of state horses to be produced on arrival and BEFORE you unload.
We have 6 acres in the middle of desert land, 3 acres are into horse facilities and the rest is desert landscaped.
We have a 100' x 200' riding arena, with 2" of washed sand as footing, 3 rail vinyl white fence. This year we built some jumping standards and have some barrels if you want to do some practicing here. We also have the arena fences marked with dressage letters for convenience.
Riding lessons are also available, from beginners on up, on your own horse.
We have 7 covered stalls, several other turnout areas, a round pen, wash rack, rv parking with full hookups.
The barnyard has 5 covered stalls and an area around it.
There is lots of space in the yard to park and turn around. You can spend the night, or the winter. We have an outdoor port-a-john for riders convenience. In the past we have had horses boarded here and their owners have an rv or have rented a place in the area . The Desert Gem RV Park (www.desertgemrvpark.com) is located just across the highway, a 7 minute walk from Spirit Ranch, and they have all facilities there, laundry, showers, dump station, card room, full hookups.
The arena is in great shape so if you want to work there, lots of room and good footing. I do not allow free turnout in the arena. Also ask that you remove manure from the arena when you are done riding.
Pastures are stoney and the trails are rocky, so plan on keeping your
horses shod. We are very fortunate to have Jim Herndon living here at the Ranch. Jim is a very experienced and knowledgeable farrier.
There is a large animal vet in Wickenburg, an hour away. And a new vet out of Wickenburg who will come to Salome.
We are happy to accommodate you for whatever length of time you wish to stay, overnight, a week, a month or the entire winter. 50 amp hookups are now installed to accommodate rigs of all sizes. There is plenty of room for parking. Our property is gated and secure.
You can fill your water tanks with our good well water when you leave.
We will feed for you if you want to take a drive and enjoy the area and think you won't be back by feeding time.
We are adjacent to hundreds of acres of desert and miles and miles of quad trails so there is plenty of riding right out from our gate.
The scenery here is absolutely wonderful. Take your camera when you ride. You just never know what you will see out in the desert. Everything from tiny lizards, jackrabbits, quail, scorpions, tarantulas, of course snakes in the hotter weather, javelina to mule deer. Maybe even a wild burro if you travel high enough into the mountains. One of our tenants found a full set of shed horns, just a half mile from the Ranch.
Trailering out just a few miles will take you to many more trails in the area. Riding is endless.
The sunrises and sunsets are breath taking to say the least. Check out the pictures in with the Horses of Spirit Ranch page.
Wickenburg is the closest town with large grocery store chains, is trying to preserve its "old west" heritage. It has a rodeo frequently as well as a wonderful museum, which is a MUST for visitors to the area.
Harry Whitney, renowned horseman, has a clinic facility located in Salome. Check his website, www.harrywhitney.com for information on winter weekly clinics.
In Salome there are a couple of gasoline stations, with diesel, and a grocery store. Not a large store, but you can get just about anything you want there. We have a Napa business and a hardware store so plan on staying at Spirit Ranch and spend awhile. We are located about 2 miles West of the Village of Salome, near MP 54, north of the RR tracks. Call for complete directions. Phone numbers are on the "Rates" page.
We have had several travelers who brought their horses for the winter and have since bought property in the area. We get to ride with some of them quite often and that is a really neat treat.My son, Steve, and his wife, Debra, have just now got into riding horses. Steve has had a couple of ponies but none in recent years. They adopted an Off the Track Thoroughbred, and called me to ask if they could name her "Spirit" I am so proud of them. Yes, of course. Then they just purchased a 14.2 paint mare for Debra, and they have named her Cheveyo, or Chey for short. Steve and Deb brought their horses all the way from Ontario, Canada, for a month in the spring for their vacation.