Hidden Cave Ranch Curly Horses

We breed hypoallergenic American Bashkir Curly Horses. We also have a B&B, breed katahdin sheep and have many animals at the farm. We offer riding lessons, trail rides and camps.

Open to visitors by appointment. Certified and registered breeder of Hypoallergenic Curly Horses. Home of Stagcreek Yuwipi. Blue eyed 3 colored tobiano stallion with a super sweet character. We select our horses first by character, then conformation and a nice color is a bonus. Like the famous expression "a good horse doesn't have a color" Visit our webste at www.HCRcurlyhorses.com Also visit our website www.hiddencaveranch.com and learn about our B&B Hidden Cave Ranch is located in the beautiful hills of Cumberland County Kentucky.

Operating as usual

I am very happy and blessed parents are choosing me to teach their children. It's a privilege to be able to do this.

One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to ride horses?" Well I have a confession to make, I don't pay for my kids to ride horses.

So, if I am not paying for them to ride, what am I paying for?

- I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.

- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go the barn but go anyway.

- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined.

- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body.

- I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates.

- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that score they'd hoped for, but still have to work hard in the grading.

- I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.

- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.

- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships.

- I pay so that my kids can be in the arena instead of in front of a screen...

...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for horse riding, I pay for the opportunities that horse riding provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!

Crisp morning, horses snoozing.

Yuwipi "hey man, don't just keep waving that bale in front of me. Put it down now!..hurry up " 🤣

Like father like son 🥰
Stagcreek Yuwipi and Hidden Cave Flame.

Braveheart, Chama her foal has been weaned.
He's 9 months old and I never had weaning going so smoothly.
No crying no stress.
He can still see his Mom and Dad and is playing with his new friend Flame. Having breakfast now.
I can't believe how tall he his. Flame is 1.5 and Braveheart 9 months.

Lydiker at Christmas day

Hidden Cave Ranch Curly Horses's cover photo

Rainy day today. Ponies are happy inside munching hay.

Beautiful Tango..and so tall already, and sweet and...oh boy I love this girl. Have people interested but I am not sure if I can let her go.

Sweet little Mingo. Almost time to wean him. He's 8 months now.

[12/13/20]   Morning breakfast.
Have a great Sunday

Moose and his youngest student. They are doing great 👍

Moose is so patience with his little students.

Snoozing on a crisp sunny morning.

Don't know how true this is, but it's neat

Big, spring to be mothers.
Chama and Savannah. Can't wait to see what they will bring ❤🤩🙏

Funny sweet Braveheart 🤩❤

Beautiful sweet Layla. I love this mare ❤

First WETsnow day in Kentucky.
The boys enjoying their breakfast.

The boys are frisky this morning

No explanation needed 🥰

🌲Great Christmas present 🌲
🐎 Riding lessons gift certificates 🐎
Adults and Children. From beginners to experienced riders.
Children age 6-15
1 lesson $ 25
5 lessons $112.50
10 lessons $200

Age 16 and up
1 lesson $32.50
5 lessons $115
10 lessons $275
Offer Until December 25th 2020

Wishing you all a magical night 🌙 from our barn to yours.

Chama and Braveheart


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Father and son meeting. They sure recognized each other ❤
Hidden Cave Friendly Bob and Hidden Cave Caboose.

[11/10/20]   Reflections

Another beautiful fall day. Both the horses and dogs blend in beautifully.

Hidden Cave Flame.
He's been so popular since he was a couple of days old, but for some reason he's still here. Look at those eyes, and his manes, so beautiful long.. He's only 19 months old.. Maybe he needs to stay? Available now until I change my mind 😁😉🤔

[11/08/20]   #TagTheBreeder

Stop and think for a minute about the beloved horse you gush about regularly on social media. Do you know off the top of your head who bred that horse you love so much? If someone asked you at your next show, could you tell them where to go to find another horse bred like yours? Many cannot. But even if you can, do you make an effort to help promote the breeder who brought your beloved horse into this world? If no, why not? Would crediting that breeder take away from your success? Would it take away from your trainers worth? I would contend no. But would it help to elevate a quality breeder and help others to find them when they are looking for a horse? Yes, hugely.

Even if you can’t name them off the top of your head, I can almost guarantee you that somewhere, there is a breeder who still cares about your horse. A breeder who spend hours planning for the perfect breeding cross. A breeder who crossed their fingers in anticipation that the mare would take and be in foal first try. A breeder who watched in anticipation as that mare grew round and heavy in foal, hoping for the perfect foal. A breeder who gave up many nights of good sleep to watch that mare closely to ensure a safe and healthy birth. A breeder who sat beside that mare while she labored to bring your horse into this world and maybe even gave it the extra pull. A breeder who helped to dry off that little miracle and watched in never diminishing awe as they took their first breaths and first steps. A breeder who taught your horse all the basics and instilled a trust in humans from the beginning. A breeder who loved this horse and cared for them from the first breath. A breeder who likely found it hard to say goodbye when the day inevitably came, no matter how good of a home the horse was going to.

A breeder who probably still thinks about your horse from time to time and would love to know how they are doing. A breeder who watches from afar while those babies they raised go on to do great things and cheer them on with every success, even if they are no longer within that horses inner circle. A breeder who repeats the cycle each spring and keeps striving to breed the best possible horses, even when they know that they may not get any credit when those horses are out winning someday. Without that breeder, you would not have your horse. Stop and think about that for a second.

There is no horse industry without quality horse breeders. No matter what scale they operate- 2 mares or 20 mares- they are all valuable to the industry and deserve respect and recognition for their efforts. Breeding horses is not for the faint of heart. It is a tireless and often thankless endeavor. It can be as heartbreaking as it is exciting. Some years you bring healthy, beautiful foals into the world and their mothers get to raise them. Other years you may lose a foal or a mare or both and that is something no breeder can get past without a heavy heart. The average horse owner may not think or know of all that goes into breeding a horse while they are enjoying their equine partner. So I am here to shed a little light on the life of a good horse breeder.

Most breeders love every horse they raise, do everything in their power to give them the best start possible and do their due diligence to get them into a good situation. I have been raised in this industry and can’t count the number of foals I have seen enter this world on our farm. So many have gone on to do great things and many times I am able to follow that progress and keep in touch with the new owners. That is best case scenario- to be able to stay engaged with a horse you loved from the first breath and know they have gone on to be someone’s beloved partner. Alternatively, many of the horses we’ve bred disappear and we are unable to keep in touch. This is the saddest part because you just don’t know. You hope the horse has a great life but you can’t be sure.

So here is my request: take a moment and figure out who bred your beloved horse. Often, breeders are fairly easy to find thanks to social media. If you can find them, reach and let them know that horse is loved and thank them for their part in the journey. I can guarantee getting a note like that will make almost any horse breeders day and it only costs you a bit of time and effort. I think it would be great for folks to also take it a step further- when your horse is out winning, make a point to give some credit to that breeder on social media or to the people who ask about your horse or admire them. If a breeder is breeding great horses, make sure people know! If people out there are looking for a horse like yours, help them learn where they can find another one just like yours!
To all the breeders out there, big or small, I see you and I commend you. To all the horse owners, I set forth a challenge: when you post about your horse #tagthebreeder ❤️

Written by: Brandy Brown and published on 8/28/20

Oh how I love this boy

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Certified and registered breeder of Hypoallergenic Curly Horses. Home of stallions Yuwipi super friendly tri colored Bay tobiano. He is homozygous so we will have lots of color. Also Hidden Cave Longmire. Dunskin straight coated super friendly boy just like his sire Friendly Bob (ICHO), 16H We select our horses first by character, then conformation and a nice color is a bonus. Like the famous expression "a good horse doesn't have a color" Visit our webste at www.HCRcurlyhorses.com Also visit our website www.hiddencaveranch.com and learn about our B&B Hidden Cave Ranch is located in the beautiful hills of Cumberland County Kentucky.

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