Rancho Bosque is an Equine Center of Excellence built on a private and secluded 17 acre enclave of pastures, trees, and facilities located in the Northeast corner of the Tucson, Arizona. Rancho Bosque lies nestled in the corner formed by the Santa Catalina Mountains to the North and the Rincon Mountains, to the East. Both mountain ranges contribute their run-off of rain and snow melt to the Tanque Verde Wash that runs adjacent to the ranch, and provides the high water table that created the mesquite bosque, or woodland that is an oasis in this Sonoran desert area. Woodland Road, where Rancho Bosque is located, is one of the last areas of riparian habitats in Tucson.
Rancho Bosque's philosophy is to recreate as natural an environment as possible for the horses by ensuring that all the horses can participate fully in the social context of a herd. Therefore, horses are turned out daily together in small groups into pastures (minimum size 1.5 acres) for exercise, romping, and social play and only returned to their stalls at night.
Rancho Bosque Facilities
Rancho Bosque is well equipped to host classes, seminars, meetings and even parties. In one of the restored ranch houses, we have a conference room, office space, kitchenette and comfortable seating area.
The lawns under the canopy of mesquite makes for a relaxing gathering space. We also have a brick courtyard with the soothing sounds of water tumbling into a pond for ambience. Bleacher style seating is available next to the round pen and the arena. Facilities are also equipped for audio visual presentation and video-taping.
Rancho Bosque's horse facilities include a 65 foot diameter custom-built round pen, complete with thick rubber lined walls to prevent any inadvertent injury to horses in the pen.
There is also a full sized arena with special grading for drainage and topped with four inches of specially ground chat for footing and safety. This arena is equipped with jump standards as well as other equipment for training and equine-assisted therapy.