Wind River Stock Horses - Est 2005
After a successful Team Penning and "Team Sorting" career: 1990 - 1998, Rick began his Reined Cow Horse career, in 1998, at the prestigious Ward Ranch in Tulare, California. Rick received his most influential training lessons from Greg Ward aka "The Master". From the Ward Ranch, Rick and his stock exhibited in the NRCHA West Coast market. DUAL TRAIN, NIC CHEX, and DUALIN OAK were Rick's first three cow horse purchases and the Foundation Stock of the Wind River Stock Horses. In 2000 Rick turned Pro and in 2005 he organized Louisiana's first stock horse training facility - Wind River Stock Horses, to "Preserve and Continue" the legacy of the "California Stock Horse" and the old style or "Vaquero" training methods. Rick's stock or students earned an enviable reputation in the history books by capturing: World, National, State, and Local Championships in Reining, Cutting, and Cow Horse. Rick conducts clinics and provides private horseback riding instructions in: Horsemanship. Reining, Cutting, and Reined Cow Horse.