Ice Cream & Yoda
We have now purchased two horses from Aspen Ranch and we are very satisfied clients!
We first talked to Kyle about horses that were being sold at the October 2020 Shawnee Sale. While we didn’t purchase a horse from Aspen Ranch at the sale, Kyle and Pam graciously agreed to haul the horses we did purchase home to Nebraska for us! We then talked to them about Ice Cream (who we call IC) and he came to us a couple of weeks later. Initially we thought he would be a good fit for Brandon, but our oldest son wound up falling in love with IC’s speed as he has quite a motor when we let him run! They have become great partners with Mason riding IC for lessons and for trail rides. He is gentle, easy to catch and stands well for the farrier; he is even calm enough that Mason is comfortable with a couple of tricks-like standing in the saddle. IC has been a great addition to our herd and his coloring and stocky build make him stick out! My mom requested him for her mount when we took her riding on Thanksgiving; she is 69 and he took good care of her during their ride. He is everything Aspen Ranch said he would be and we are very happy with him.
Unfortunately, we fairly quickly realized that one of the horses we purchased at Shawnee was not a great fit for us. Brandon reached out to Kyle who offered to work with us to find an ideal home for that horse so he can work daily like he needs. We then talked to Kyle about what we were looking for and once again, Aspen Ranch has delivered a great horse to us with Yoda. He is a good match for Brandon on our family rides as he likes to lead, he is calm, doesn’t spook, and he is a gentleman any time we work with him. Both of us have ridden this handsome boy and he has been very responsive and he will ride out with any of our other horses. Yoda is exactly what Kyle told us he would be and we are grateful to have him!
Kyle and Pam, thank you for your honesty about the horses, being pleasant to visit with, and your timely responses to us. It truly has been a pleasure doing business with you and we will happily suggest Aspen Ranch to anyone looking for a great horse.
Brandon & Renee Snider
Mason leading Ice Cream when meeting his
Brandon with IC for one of his first rid
Mason and IC at riding lessons to build
Mason and IC resting for a minute during
Brandon and Yoda on their first ride tog
Brandon and Yoda leading us on a pasture
Yoda enjoying the first snow; ready to p
Ashley and Darrell Turnbull recommends
My wife and I purchased 2 mares from Kyle back in march 2020. As advertised these horses were exceptional beginner horses. They were gentle enough that my 9 yr old and 11 yr old could handle them with ease, and well broke for anything they would decide to do with them. my kids had never had anything to do with horses prior to these 2 horses, nkw because if how good these horses are, my kids have been riding and comleting in multiple events this summer winning ribbons and even a little money in some barrel racing. i would highly recommend talking with Kyle and his family about your next horse purchase. everything he advertised his horses were,, the definitely are.
In a world gone nuts, where we are told left is right and up is down …. it is such a relief to conduct business with an outfit where … integrity and responsibility … are ingrained as a way of life.
I’m 60 years of age, no-longer want to be breaking/training a young horse … I don’t bounce anymore… to be honest … never really did. As the sun rises each day, I’m reminded of every unscheduled dismount. I believe they “still” call that … wisdom….
But I digress, bottom line, needed another trained, trusting gelding after putting down one of my guys who had been with me for a decade and a half.
Enter, Aspen Ranch, LLC. Discovered them on-line ... now I don’t do “Face Page” …. not my way. So, shopping for a horse, or anything for that matter online … well … let’s just say I was in full “…Trust but Verify…” mode.
Exchanged emails with Pam; she always responded within the business day … impressive considering the responsibility of running their sale operation and …. more importantly, her family. “Trust” process begun … many questions politely answered … reviewed their documents, warranty, etc… Read thru many customer reviews … ok, “Verification” complete … moved to a purchase.
Pam actually “listened” to my needs … and understood my situation … She sent several good gelding recommendations. While I was in purchase-ponder mode … she followed up a day or two later with a gelding not yet active on the sale market, but she knew the horse and his owner … and just maybe …. a fit.
Presto… “Ike” (formerly Yankee) is now a part of this family. He’s more than Pam said he would be … within a month, he and I built trust, he fit right in with the other geldings … just an unbelievably well-trained, well-mannered guy … carry an infant up a mountain in a snow storm if I asked him …
I cannot thank the Aspen Ranch crew enough … would I buy from Aspen Ranch again … you bet! Without hesitation!
Thank you Pam … and family. Great job. Stand tall, be proud.
'' Morning Pam,
Review attached in pdf and WORD format.
Thank you, Yankee, now “Ike” … is doing great.
Eric P. Nichols
Points West, Inc.
Hi Kyle and Pam,
We got your, "End of the Year" giveaway letter. We would love to write a review for Aspen Ranch and be entered into the random drawing! See below for our review and some pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Kristi Moyer -
In May of 2020 we purchased Cash, a wonderful sorrel gelding, from Aspen Ranch. We had been looking for months for a beginner horse that was sane and safe but still had some get up and go. We needed a horse that every member in our family could ride. We went with Aspen Ranch because Kyle took the time to really get to know our needs and was able to connect us with the right horse within our budget. As promised, Cash is a horse anyone can ride from beginner to intermediate. Every single member of our family, and a few friends, have ridden Cash. He's done 4-H events, ridden all over the mountains and in town, and he has gathered cattle on our friends ranch. He is super broke, no spook, great for farrier and vet, and is an all around amazing horse. We highly recommend Aspen Ranch as they truly delivered on everything they said this horse would be. Kyle and Pam are great people to work with and want to help you find the horse that fits your needs, abilities and price range.
Pam, I don’t use Facebook. But Popsicle is doing great. He seems to love California. He is a gentle, obedient, well trained horse. I an a very green rider and I can control him and neck rein hime. We go on trail rides. I get bored doing circles in the arena and he doesn’t seem to mind skipping that either. He’s a very popular Horse here at Hawthorn Ranch in Wilton. CA- Dave Butcher
Hello Krystal and I have been meaning to tell you of our adventures. She is a beautiful spirited gentle mare she is smart and courageous.. we have been on only three trail rides this summer but she was happy to be in the lead.. and she guided us all back to our outfits with confidence.. she tested me at first and if she has ideas of going her way she will dance and prance but she is always patient with me as I’m a bit older.. she has her pal Copper she loves and is such a beautiful mare everyone I ride with loves her.
-Leigh Black, Gillette WY.
Tic Tac &
We have bought two horses from Pam. Tic Tac has been amazing with my daughter as they both are excelling in learning 4H Horsemanship and Equitation.
We had been looking for a horse for awhile, when we found a horse named Geek at Aspen Ranch.
He does everything that we ask of him on our ranch and is also very gentle with our little kids. We all love him very much and would definitely get another horse from Aspen Ranch.
JR Chambliss - From Black Hills
Cheese & Peekaboo
We bought a horse and a pony from Aspen Ranch early this spring. We did not go and see them first but were able to get good videos of both. Our gelding turned out to be a little older than they told us, but to be fair it is stated that the ages may be off by a few years when buying. Kyle was great to work with and they delivered them as close to our home as possible which was really nice. My gelding had some founder issues that were overlooked and he needed a little more work than I had anticipated (he was used on a ranch and is what I would call a “man’s horse”) but he is amazing with our kids, dog gentle, as stated in his description, and we couldn’t love him more!
Jen Ritter - Western Montana
Mishaela Blazicevich recommends
I bought Diesel in July 2019, he has proven to be exactly the horse Aspen Ranch LLC, advertised and more. I highly recommend Aspen Ranch LLC for all of your horse needs. Diesel won me my first women’s Reserve Champion Belt Buckle in Omoksee. Diesel has given me more confidence and he has made me excel in riding. I wanted to thank Aspen Ranch LLC for their honesty, and for finding me best friend.
Nov 17th 2020
We purchased a pony for our 8 year old daughter in September. "Honey" has been everything and more. She is SAFE, SAFE, SAFE for our kiddo. While getting her to us here in Colorado was a challenge she has been everything promised. I would absolutely purchase another horse from Aspen Ranch--I just might plan the shipping a little better :)
Amber Damrau recommends
We bought Cheesecake from Aspen Ranch in July for my 9 year old daughter. She promptly named him “JJ” after JJ Watt within an hour of having him on the trailer making the long trek back to Wisconsin from South Dakota. He has been the best thing ever for her. She has gained confidence and skill as a rider as well as instilled the pride and responsibilities of being a horse owner. She went from a timid rider that wouldn’t canter to “Hey Mom, watch this” as she would take off galloping across the field. She can hop on his guy and take him anywhere. I looked for a long time for her horse that would help build her confidence as a rider. He is exactly as advertised. Kid safe, well trained, traffic safe and trustworthy to be around. This girl has spent hours with this horse. I would highly recommend Aspen Ranch.
Marissa Edwards recommends
Nov 17th 2020
In March we purchased a beautiful palomino paint miniature for my 3 year old and she has been amazing! She loves our kids and is seriously the most gentle. Marshmallow has been amazing! I would buy 10 more (hopefully full size lol) from Aspen Ranch in the future! You won’t find better people or better horses!
Mindy Stewart recommends
Nov 17th 2020
We purchased a horse from Aspen Ranch in the spring. Unfortunately she didn't work out, we worked with Pam to find the perfect horse for us and she delivered! It took some time and the more information you give them, the better they can match you with the right horse. Flicka is everything we asked for and more!
Heidi Claunch recommends
November 3rd 2020
I bought our horse, Quasar, from Aspen Ranch almost one year ago. He has been everything that they posted about him before I bought him--quiet, kid friendly, great all around horse. They were great to deal with, and I give them a "thumbs up". I recommend this company to all future horse buyers! My horse purchase has been wonderful.