Lane & Gay Holcomb
After living most of our lives in the Kansas City, Mo. area, we decided to look for warmer winters, more sunny days and a good community to retire to. We didn’t want to move to a ‘retirement community’, but one where we could have our horses and yet be close to a town for shopping, history, cultural activities, festivals and events. We’d looked all over New Mexico, Arizona, Utah,Georgia, Florida and more; but nothing met all our criteria.
After seeing an ad for the ranch in the NRS Catalog one spring, we just had to check it out. We liked the look of the community, visited surrounding towns to check out how friendly and helpful the people were, and were charmed by the polite ‘yes, sir’, ‘no,sir’ from the kids in the area. We finished our house here in February 2010, and now enjoy watching the roping practices at the arena and the trail riders hitting the trail from our own picture window. It’s always a beautiful, sunny day at Horseman's Ranch.
John & Mary Gorton
Our home was one of the first to go up at the ranch. True country living drew us from Arizona in 2007. And it is truly country. Even the stars are brighter at night, and I love the peace. After being in the city, I can come out here and really let my hair down.
We built our house with everything under one roof. I love being able to go out and feed my horses in my pajamas. John has his big shop, and it’s all under a single roof.
Danny & Kimberly
Danny and I had always dreamed of having a piece of property in a small town where we could have our horses in our backyard. As time neared for Danny to retire from being a 33 year veteran thoroughbred Jockey in Southern California, we began our quest. California was definitely not the place we wanted to be. We were looking for a place where I could continue working from home while supporting my sales territory (I am a rep for Oster Professional Products animal clippers and grooming products). And it had to be somewhere that Danny could enjoy playing golf, his other passion, year-round (or at least for most of the year).
Texas and the people here are so nice. We decided to build a more traditional, ranch style home and will soon be working on building our barn, separate from the house. The trails and arena are great. We love being able to ride right out of our property onto nice trails or down to the arena to work our horses. And coming from a 12' x 24' size pipe corral pen in California to a great big green pasture to graze on all day long, our horses are in heaven!
Forest & Bonnie Martin
|We moved to the Horseman’s Ranch in October 2010 and really enjoy living in this horse community. Forrest and I are both avid trail riders and we enjoy riding the Horseman’s Ranch trails nearly every day. It is so easy to just saddle up and ride out our back yard for several hours, without crossing any roads or highways. There are also some nice trails we can trailer to within an hour’s drive when we want to take a longer ride or just see different scenery.
It is also very exciting to live in Whitesboro, Texas which is an area that has so many horse ranches and equestrian events. You often see horse trailers everywhere you go, whether it be Wal-mart, restaurants, the bank or post office. And lately it has been fun to take some of the back roads and look at the horse foals that are out in the fields – we could be looking at a future world reining or cutting champion.