We currently have 5 baby goats, 9 baby kittens, 8 cats that love children, one gigantic but sweet dog who protects our animals, 8 rabbits, lots of chickens, 20 Bantom chickens (small variety), 1 pot bellied pig, 1 small pig and 3 large pigs, 2 donkeys, 10 big goats, 18 horses, 7 ducks, 4 sheep, 3 ponies, and a guinea pig.
Kailey, Colton, and Maddi are in 4-H and working on their animal science presentations.
Our guests are enjoying the many perks of a Bar SZ Ranch getaway, this includes hands-on work in addition to class time.
We have two new baby additions on the ranch, they are siblings and just 3 weeks old. These beauties are 4-H breeding doe babies and will be shown at the fair starting spring of 2018.
They love to run, jump, nibble fingers, and play all day. They are trying new foods such as grass and hay but have yet to find a favorite.
We are thankful for the success of the Bar SZ Ranch and all of our guests who’ve helped us reach our goals. This Thanksgiving season we’ve reflected as a family and talked about how we could give back. Our hearts break for all the families who’ve lost their homes in the Sonoma County and Napa Valley fires and we’d like to open up all three of our houses for the Christmas holiday. We are looking for two families per house, both of whom lost their homes in the fires, both of whom have children.
If you would like to nominate a friend or family member who was affected by the recent devastation we’d like to hear from you. Please send names, ages, a short description of their story, and how a ranch Christmas would make their holiday special.
Check-in will be December 23rd at 4pm, check-out will be December 26th at 11am. We will only fill the houses with families who can enjoy the full three nights stay. Horseback riding and shooting will not be available, other ranch activities may be limited as well.
Please send all inquiries to Rebekah@BarSZranch.com.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Bar SZ Ranch family. We look forward to seeing y’all again soon.
Tim, Michelle, Kailey, Colton, and Maddi
Our lead trainer Michelle makes this look incredibly easy. No saddle, no stirrups, just slippers. Even if we did have this beautiful horse onsite we wouldn't let our guests attempt this, sorry.
Our new glamping cottages are almost finished, each one is being furnished with four sets of bunk beds and will sleep up to eight guests. Draw back the canvas doors for a beautiful sunrise over our rugged mountain range.
If you've been to the ranch you've probably sat at Doc's Bar or slept in Doc's Quarters, here is an old story written in 1986 about our history and the world famous Doc Bar Quarter Horse. Western Horseman
Colton and his best riding partner are no longer a pair. Whisky was an awesome trail horse to everyone but especially a faithful rodeo partner to Colton. It's never easy to say goodbye.
Although Teddy Roosevelt made the Pinnacles a National Monument in 1908, Obama made it a National Park in January of 2013. It's the 9th National Park in CA and put our state in the lead for the most National Parks. We are located just a few miles from the east entrance.
Maddi and her siblings hatched duck eggs from an incubator she got last year for christmas. They harvested the eggs from ducks on the ranch and after 35 days of perfect rotation they hatched. The kids hope to show them at the San Benito County Fair.
Floppy, Flash and Rose.
Our population density ratio is ONE person per square mile. Imagine yourself frolicking around our countryside without bumping into anyone.
Run Maddi Run!
Big Blend's Spirit of America Magazine featured the Bar SZ Ranch on the cover of their winter issue. Tim, Michelle and their three kids have all worked very hard for everything they've achieved.
Come visit San benito county!
You've heard us brag about our epic star gazing, if you book a country vacation when there is a new moon you'll be in for a treat.