Rescue #1 (front) - This little sheep likes to stay close to his fellow companions. While he is still getting used to the guests he can be playful and a bit mischievous at times. This guy is very attentive and alert, he likes to take charge and is very fluffy!
Rescue #2 (left) - This beautiful sheep likes to be in the middle of everything. She is still a little frightened of humans and likes to be the most protected. Over the past few weeks she has begun reaching outside her comfort zone to approach guests during feedings.
Rescue #3 (back) - The biggest sheep is one of the most handsome we have at the ranch. His face has beautiful brown markings that run down to his cheek and neck and his legs are speckled with dots. He and the smallest sheep sometimes fight over being the leader. He is very smart and quick-witted.
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Sister came from the SPCA of Monterey County. When the organization found her, she was belly deep in feces. Her pen was so cramped that she could not turn around. There was no door and had to be cut out from her enclosure along with four other horses. Bar SZ Ranch turned Sister's life around for the best. When she arrived at the Ranch, she had never been ridden, let alone desensitized, nor able to walk correctly. Our trainer Michelle successfully turned Sister into an adoptable horse that was ready to ride. She was desensitized and able to walk and perform like a normal, functional horse. Sister is now very happy and enjoying her new family. Thank you so much to Julie and her family for giving this beautiful mare such a great home!
While onsite you may have seen sister in the round pen for training, or out on the trails learning how to walk a straight line. Congrats to both of you and keep in touch!
Missing You Already,
The Bar SZ Rescue Team
Bar SZ Ranch builds experiences with youth and family camps
We'd like to thank Becky Bonner-Leland for doing such a great job and taking the time to share the experience that our summer camp offers.
Congressman Jimmy Panette Visits the Bar SZ Ranch
Jimmy represents the 20th district of California which includes San Benito County. In an effort to learn more about agritourism he stopped by the Bar SZ Ranch for a tour and an understanding of how our family business thrives.
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