Once we found our ranch and began to develope it, things evolved into the ranch we have now, a 455 acre horse ranch & Tipi Village. Ask our neighbors, our ranch was a real DIY project! Talk about a 'Diamond in the Rough". We are humble but proud of all our hard work, and encourage you to watch us for our every-year continued growth and progress.
Big announcement: go see our new artist's website-www.HeartlineRanchArts.com
Bob & Kori originally moved to Oregon from the mountains of Colorado. Bob had been a wrangler there, giving guided rides in Rocky Mtn National Park, and Kori had been a professional artist and a Native American Studies professor at Metro State University. Both loved to ride horses on trails, and both were artists. When we moved to Oregon, it was out of a desire to have more reasonable land, more temperate climate all to give us more and better riding for our horses. We had rescued 3 horses in Colorado, and moved them here with us (which is a story in it'self (go to Bob's blog for that story).
Our ranch is now a place for our once-rescued horses and us to ride, and we have retired from taking public rides, and enjoy the people who come to stay with us in our Tipi Village. We previously had 6 different tipis, but the TwoFourTwo wildfire burned 5 of the tipis, damaged our trails next to the Winema National Forest. We still have 2 tipis and our season is early May- end of September.
One of the reasons we cut down to only 2 tipis is to give campers a more unique, private experience, and to give us more time and space to do our artwork.
We have discovered that we are 'Tree
Advocates". After the TwoFourTwo fire, many people clear-cut their trees for money- selling to the lumber mills for profit. We rejected that idea! We are giving our trees a chance to thrive and recover. We have a friend who did research for the U.S.Forest Service who found a bird that was rejuvenating trees after massive fires- the Black-backed Woodpecker takes bacteria from healthy trees and inserts it into injured trees, helping them to come back. But the trees have to be UP to receive that help! So we are giving our trees time to recover, and only cutting down those that look dangerous and totally dead. This will be a long-term process. We wont live long enough to see the total results of this, but its for the future to have.
About us: Cowboy Bob & Kori Guy Crutcher
Owners of Heartline Ranch