Meet Your Tour Guide, Joaquin


    Joaquin is a professional horseman and stuntman/actor for over 30 years, with a focus on expert weaponry on bareback. Being of the Comanche, Cherokee, and Choctaw decent the majority of his work is in Western TV and Movies including titles such as “Cowboys and Aliens”, “The Lone Ranger”, and most recently “The Homesman”.


    Joaquin was born and raised in Texas where he was brought up in a rodeo and equine family. Joaquin was thrown on a horse at 6 months old to ride before he could walk, by the time he was 3 years old he was riding on his own. Horses are a natural fit in Joaquin’s life as he was trained as a professional horseman from his parents who are reputed equine trainers and breeders of quarter horses.


    There is an old quote that says, “THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE OUTSIDE OF A HORSE THAT IS GOOD FOR THE INSIDE OF A MAN" … and that is true. It is a lot of work being in the horse business but Joaquin will attest to all, that it is the most rewarding aspect of his life aside from being a father. To quote Joaquin “The energy and the spirit of the horse is unparalleled to ANY other in the animal kingdom."


    Joaquin invites you all to join him in experiencing why he loves the lifestyle of a horseman on this breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Legendary Mountain Range in New Mexico. You will feel the energy from the ground up where you can BORROW FREEDOM for the day while riding one of these beautiful creatures.


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Meet Your Ranch Hostess, Marcia


    Marcia is a Seattle native who has lived in New Mexico since 2004. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation. During her 28-year career with American Airlines as an International Purser, she honed her customer service skills. She looks forward to making your experience at Spirit Ranch a memorable one.


    Marcia has developed a deep affection, respect and connection for horses and the outdoor lifestyle since moving to New Mexico. Ranch living is a whole new experience for her and she’d like to share it with you. She loves the connection to Mother Earth and Father Sky. The night skies are something else at Spirit Ranch.


    Marcia would like to invite you to come visit the Ranch to take out one of the “original 4 X 4’s” (horses) for a very special ride. Who knows you night be on one of her rides…


Joaquin & Marcia are proud owners of Vision Quest and Two Feathers and More, a Native American "Chic & Eccentric" boutique at the ranch, with an eclectic mix of the obscure and the avant-garde. For the serious collectors we also carry a wide selection of collectibles. We have vintage, contemporary, and made to order Native American art/clothing/jewelry, accessories and western gear.

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