True North Ranch

True North Ranch is a full-service boarding facility. We are proud to provide our boarders with top-notch care, and a beautiful facility.

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There should be a Pete emoji keyboard, who agrees?! 🀨
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I'll take an order of happy life with a side of ranch.
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πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

I need horses like I need water. Anyone else? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
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My family loves to explore Minnesota by horseback. One thing I've found difficult is locating information regarding horse trails in Minnesota. When I research a new place to ride I like to know what to expect for parking, what the trail footings are like, and whether or not the trails are safe for my daughter. In an effort to help out others in search of the same information we have starting blogging about all of our rides and sharing vitals of each park and trail. Click on the link below to read all about riding at the beautiful Wild River State Park.
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https://www.truenorthranchmn.com/blog/2019/4/6/wildriverstatepark

Where is your favorite place to ride in Minnesota and why?
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You can
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βœ… read all of the books
βœ… go to all of the clinics
βœ… ask all of the experts
βœ… take all of the lessons
βœ… listen to all of the podcasts
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But at the end of the day it's just you and your horse, so follow your instincts and do what you know is best for the two of you.
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πŸ“· @rebeca.paro.equine

So, we weren't in the market for another horse (lol, who am I kidding, we are always in the market), but this guy came along, and we just couldn't refuse. He was seeking a new home due to a bad habit he was taught by a previous owner. Someone had treat trained him, and he learned to be nippy to get his way. We were hopeful that with some hard work, we could convince him to drop that habit. I"m happy to tell you that today he no longer nips.
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πŸ“· : @rebeca.paro.equine

[05/26/19]   We are seeking a motivated individual to work Tuesday - Sunday helping with barn chores. Pay is $12/hr. (this is not a cash job).

Job details:

Clean up to 31 stalls
Sweep barn alleys
Put out evening hay and grain
Fill water buckets
Any chores that may be needed
Horse turn-in and turn-out
Barn projects
Coordinating and helping manage volunteers


Experience preferred but we will train the right person.

We are looking for someone interested in a long term position, not just a summer job. This person needs to be a self-starter, work well independently, and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

7 am - 1 pm. Additional hours may be available to make this a full-time position.
Please send resume to [email protected]

Someone once described him as shooting heart shaped emojis out of his eyes; I have to say that about sums him up. An overflowing, energetic, ball of LOVE. πŸ₯° Our sweet, Ollie. Learning to be a Ranch dog, teaching me to be patient.
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Why aren't we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
Just this one life, folks!!! ✨
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Get the horse, take the job, make the move, start the business, go on the trip, get another horse! Whatever it is you've been dreaming about just do it!
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What have you been dreaming about doing? Comment below.πŸ‘‡
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If you've got it, flaunt it!
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πŸ“· @rebeca.paro.equine

see green grass. stop. drop. eat. repeat.
Even if the entire herd behind you needs to get out of the gate you are blocking. πŸ˜‚
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My nephew, a modern day cowboy, he has excellent horsemanship skills, takes incredible care of his pony girl, and knows how to strike a cowboy pose when the camera is out. He is the REAL DEAL, and I'm one proud auntie. πŸ’œ
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πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

Pasture release day for South pasture. We have some very happy horses. 😁

What you choose to grow in your back 40 is your prerogative, as for me, I grow horses, just look at them sprout! 🌱
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A cowboy never gives up.
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One of the things I love about my husband is his perseverance, his ability to stay patient and see a problem or a project through. When I first met him he wasn't a cowboy, but I knew someday he would be. Today it warms my heart to see his patience and focus with horses, especially the ones that need a little more TLC. He is just the cowboy I knew he would become. πŸ’œ
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What is one attribute you attach to the term cowboy/cowgirl?
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What's that saying about siblings who ride together? Oh, I remember, "they have more fun!" 😊 I'm lucky to share a love of horses with my sister and to get to ride with her. πŸ’˜
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Tag your sibling or bestie if you want to catch up them over a trail ride. πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ
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That magical place between a memory and a dream. Does anyone one else feel that way with their horse? Like you're not sure if your dreaming or if he is really yours.πŸ’œ
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There are still a couple of 2-day spots open for the Ross Jacobs clinic. There are also now some 1-day spots open ($220). Please contact Ellen at [email protected] to sign up.

Stop! β›” You don’t want to miss my new blog all about
Spring readiness. I’m sharing everything from how to body condition score your horse, videos on what to feed your horse and why, where to catch the best trails, and what new products you need to buy!
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Let me know what you think and if you have any Spring readiness tips to add.
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Link in comments below. ⬇️

What horse movies and documentaries are you streaming?
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I recently watched the recommendation of a friend, The Wild Horse Redemption, on Netflix, a documentary about a wild mustang program in a Colorado prison, a must see.
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Fun Fact Friday: The fastest speed a horse can run is in the opposite direction of you when you have asked them to come in off of pasture for the night.
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"Thank you.", I whisper to him as often as I can.
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Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for your companionship.
Thank you for your forgiveness.
Thank you for trying.
Thank you for your love.
Thank you for the challenges.
Thank you for giving me hope.
Thank you for offering me peace.
Thank you for filling me with wonder.
Thank you for trusting me.
Thank you for keeping me safe.
Thank you for making me smile.
Thank you for making life brighter.
Thank you for not giving up.
Thank you for the adventures.
Thank you for the lessons.
Thank you for picking me up when I'm down.
Thank you for listening to me.
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Sweet horse, thank you, for all you do for me.
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Drop a πŸ’œ and the name of the horse you are thankful for.
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Hey Friends! Ross Jacobs Good Horsemanship - Ross Jacobs will be at True North May 23rd and 24th. Rider clinician spots are for True North boarders only, but auditing spots are open to all. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get some stellar education from the insightful and experienced Ross Jacobs! Please contact Ellen [email protected] for more information and to reserve your spot.

So much beauty to look after. I'm thankful for the task. 🌷
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I googled my symptoms turns out I just needed to go to the barn.
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Do you feel better when you are at the barn?
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πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

Trying my best to get them into formation but that grass is always such a distraction. Our choreographed dance is coming; I just can't make any promises as to when.
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I don't stand before him, I don't stand behind him, he is my horse and my best friend, and I stand beside him.
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To the woman in the arena who refuses to give up, I see you, and I just want you to know, you got this!
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Tag a friend to offer them some encouragement as they pursue their goals.

I heard good things come in threes, so I got four horses JUST TO BE SAFE.
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What's your excuse for having multiplies?
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πŸ“· @rebeca.paro.equine

Who is ready for warm weather and sunset rides!? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ πŸŒ…

πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

Sky above me, earth below me, mud all over me!
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But he wears it well! 😍

Kingsley is considering trying out his green and starting a flower garden, he has picked the perfect spot, and now he needs your help!
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Kingsley wants your suggestions for flowers that do best in full sun with Eastern exposure. Help a newbie gardener out and comment below with your ideas.
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πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

If you know me well or if you’ve been at the Ranch during sunset then you know I’m obsessed with the sky and all it can do. You’ll often find me stopping everyone in my site from what they are doing to watch the sunset. I will likely claim it is the prettiest sunset I’ve ever seen or maybe I’ll drag you out to the hilltop to gaze at the moon while I tell you what phase it is in or the story behind how it got its name. But the best yet is joining me for a moonlit ride, like on the night pictured in this photo of the strawberry moon last summer.
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Who else stares up in awe of the magic of the sky?
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I get by with a little help from my friends!
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Do you have a horse friend always willing to lend a hand? 🀚🏻 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €

You know, the gal who listens to your horse problems or backtracks your entire trail ride because somewhere along the way you dropped your phone.πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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Show some love for those friends who help you out and tag them below. πŸ‘‡
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There is so much to celebrate today! April 3rd marks our first anniversary of a year filled with 365 joy-filled, laughable, loveable moments! Thank you all for being there to share in the fun with us! πŸ’œ
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View our stories to look back on some special moments over that last year.
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The good life is a process, not a state of being; it is a direction, not a destination. May you all find your True North. πŸ’«
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πŸ“Έ: @rebeca.paro.equine

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate our first anniversary at True North, and I'm going to share with you the most significant transformation we've had over the past year.
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The transformation that is the most incredible and that which we are the proudest of is the transformation we get to witness regularly of horses that move to our property and have a complete change in energy compared to where they were at when they arrived. The horses that become happier, healthier, and more relaxed at the Ranch, and the owners that can rest easier knowing their horse is in good hands. These are the transformations we live for!
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πŸ“Έ: @rebeca.paro.equine

I believe that ponies have the toughest job of any horse, they need to be ultra-responsive to little people ques, but also able to understand when to block out a feel as it may be the wrong ask or an unintentional ask from a child. Raise your hand if you agree. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Comment below with the name of a pony you know who deserves a high five!
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And let's all take a moment to show some love for Winnie, a pony worth her weight in gold. πŸ’—

Check out our IG stories for videos of this sweet thing taking good care of her little people.

I just posted our first ever blog and it's all about the transformations we've made at the Ranch over the last year. Click on the link in the comments below and check out some before and after photos and find out just how much fencing Eric has installed! Let me know what you think of our progress?!

Need your winter blanket cleaned or repaired? Contact Suzie now to be added to the April 15th pick up!

Spring is springing and we're planning pickups! If you'd like a pickup please give us a shout out:
May 6th: South (Hastings/Afton/IGH, etc)
May 13th: W. Wisc (River Falls, Somerset, etc)
May 20th: Local (Stillwater/Hugo/FL/Grant, etc)
May 27th: South (Hastings/Afton/IGH, etc)
Note: West (Delano, Independence, etc), every Tuesday

I'm not staring, you're staring!
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πŸ“·: @rebeca.paro.equine

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for horsing around. Swipe to see my favorite pic from the weekend.

Share a photo you took of your horse over the weekend below! πŸ‘‡

"Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today." ~Dale Carnegie~
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Making the most of each day and each moment by being 100 percent present is something I've been working on lately.
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Not only is this a great life practice, but it's an incredible tool for working with your horse. When I can be present with my horse, I can focus all my intentions on my horse, and I notice so many things I've been missing, an ear flick, a tail switch, and a little try I would have otherwise overlooked if my mind was thinking into the future.
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Someone recently asked me what M & M is like, well that depends on the day. Most days he's sweet like the candy he's named after, and he melts in your arms when you hug him, but some days when you put him in the cross ties he's more like Emiemen the rapper straight from the streets of Detroit! He is diverse like that. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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I never thought I could love a fence,πŸ’— but here I stand staring all googly-eyed at those beautiful straight lines and sturdy boards. 😍
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My rancher put in every one of those posts and lined them up with care.

Here are some before and after photos.
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@ True North Ranch

Sun's out guns out! What mischief will these geldings get into today?! β˜€οΈπŸ€£
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