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. Exit at Balliett Road and follow the signs.
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. 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.
This year we will have a resident who is also a farrier so this service may be available.
We have covered stalls, several other turnout areas with shelters, a round pen, arena, wash rack, 3 rv parking with full hookups.
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 and they have all facilities there, laundry, showers, dump station, card room, full hookups. Their phone number is 928-859-3373. Desert Palms RV Park is also available and you can check their web site directly. The KOA is across the highway from the Ranch.
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 stony and the trails are rocky, most of us keep our horses shod.
There is a large animal vet in Wickenburg, an hour away. And a new vet out of Wickenburg who will come to Salome. In the spring, we host a vet day when she comes to do health certificates and whatever else you may need, either for your trip home or just routine maintenance for your Arizona horses. This is done by appointment only..let us know in advance so we can minimize the amount of time allocated for the call.
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. And they are now our neighbors!
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 since he was a kid. 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.