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The Good Shepherd Ranch

A Unique Venue & Equine Facility~

(520) 990-2041 

Our policies & Other Info

Purchasing/Adopting Horses

Information for all potential buyers/adopters

*Vet checks 
Pre-purchase exams are welcome, at  buyers expense. Some of our horses are previously vetted. Just ask. 

*Out of State buyers
Hauling/Shipping - we can help with arrangements. Hauling at buyers expense. 

Health certificate & Coggins - are required & arranged/handled by the Good Shepherd Ranch management when needed, but will be at buyers expense.  

*Potential Adopters
Folks interested in adopting will be required to fill out & send in (via email or mail) an Adoption/Match making application. Please email for application.

*Buyers /Adopters 
Any buyer or Adopter will be required to fill out a Purchase/Adoption agreement to final adoption or purchase. 

Adoption program - Horses that are donated, given to us or on our Rescue/Rehabilitation program are automatically added to our Adoption program. 
100% of the adoption fee's made will aid & help all other horses within the adoption program. 

Sale Horses - Are personally & carefully selected Horses that we purchase with the intention to eventually sell. The profits made from the sale horses supplement & help aid our Equine adoption program as well as support the needs of the Ranch. This all make's it possible for us to continue to take in, afford, house & rehab any equine that come into our care. 

*Trying / Meeting Horses - We would be happy to have you. Let us know who you would like to meet & we will schedule you in. 

Tack - We have saddles & tack for you to use, unless you would prefer to use yours. 

Helmet - Bring your helmet or one will be provided to you upon request. 

Riding attire - Smooth soled footwear (preferably boots), proper & modest riding attire is required to ride or handle any of our equines. 

Release - We will require a filled out & signed Release of Liability form. If under 18 must have legal guardian or parent sign release. *No exceptions* There is risk & liability with Horses in general, no matter where or when. 

We are an equine facility - All activities on the Good Shepherd Ranch grounds are subject to the Equine Inherent Risk Law. AZ statue s 12-553. By your presence on our grounds you have indicated that you have accepted the limits of liability resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.  

*Matching Horse & Human - We invest all of our love, skill, time & resources into every Equine we receive so it is extremely important to us that you have a well matched, happy partnership. 

Please ask & take our advice for optimal match. Be 100% honest of your skill level, confidence level, & for what purpose your seeking an equine for. We can't guarantee a perfect union but we will certainly give it our best try. 

*Read before Purchase - Please also note all horse purchases are final or as is. We will not refund horse adoptions or purchases under any circumstance. But, if you should have any behavioral problems from your Good Shepherd Horse, we are here to help. Most problems arise from handler error, environment, or feed but don't fret, we are here to aid you & your equine in any way we can. We do charge for "Help or tune up sessions" but glad to assist when available. 

If horse is not registered we can not guarantee age or breed. 

*After Purchase or Adoption - we expect good, safe, comfortable homes for all of our horses. If you adopted or purchased a horse from Good Shepherd & for any reason no longer can or want to care for that horse, we will at any time & for any reason accept that horse back into our care. 

Payments & Deposits

Equine buying options & payment info

We accept Cash, Checks or all major Credit cards.

*Checks - make payable to Good Shepherd Ranch. A minimum of one week will be required to allow check to clear.

*Credit Card payments - a 3% - 5% Credit card transaction fee will be applied to any purchase over $500. 

*Cash - a 5% discount will be applied to all Horse sales/Adoptions when purchased with Cash.   

* Deposits -  are accepted to hold any horse. Deposits are invoiced via email, if not paid in person. To hold horse of choice a minimum of 10% is required. 
Deposit's are non-refundable in any situation but can be applied toward any other horses purchase price if you choose not to take horse deposit was put on. Your deposit will then turn into a credit & will never expire or have a date to use by. 

*Payments - payment options are available if divided into a maximum of 3-4 installments. 
Board & care fee's will be applied.

If paying with Check or Credit card & payment defaults, is canceled, bounces, is declined or reversed you will give Good Shepherd Ranch or its agents permission to come on your private property without notice to confiscate said horse or equipment. At which point you render rights as owner of Horse or equipment. Past payments or deposits won't be refunded or reimbursed.

*Board/Care - A board fee of $10 per day/per horse will  be applied one week (7 days) from deposit day.  

Trades & Consignments

Equine Trades & Consigning 

*Consignments - We will take a very limited & selective amount of quality trail & driving horses that we will consign/sell to the public.
*Horse must be guaranteed 100% sound   
*Consignment fee will apply
*Discounted Boarding fee's will apply 
*Training cost may apply 
Please contact for more info or to see if your horse meets our consignment requirements.

*Equine Trades - we are open to trades (partial only), we will NEVER do straight trades. 
*Trade horse must be guaranteed 100% sound
trade value will depend on age, size, breed, etc.... 

Equipment purchases

Harness, Buggies, Saddles or Tack

*New Saddle's, Buggies or Tack -  Limited amount in stock otherwise can be ordered. When in stock or ordered, if new can be exchanged for another piece of Equipment or Tack of equal or lessor value -within (30 days). Shipping + handling cost may apply. 

*Used Saddles, Buggies or Tack -  are sold as is, with all faults, conditions & imperfections


Hauling Horses, Livestock & Equipment 

*Out of State - We do haul a very limited amount of Horses & equipment. Hauling rates vary.
Contact for Quote

*Local Hauls - Are available given our schedule will allow. Most hauls within Tucson city limits will range in cost from $100-$175. Price might increase depending on location, size of equipment or difficulty of livestock to handle.  

Weddings & Events

Policies for Events

*Deposits & Payments
Deposits - a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to book/reserve your event.

Payments - are allowed in any form, in any increment as long as paid in full a week (7 days) prior to event date.

*Amenities included -
Tables - Round & Square
Chairs - 200
Horse Drawn Vehicle
Table linens
Parking attendant 

*Extra's -
Full Catering 
Rehearsal dinner

Time allowed - 9 hours maximum, starts upon arrival at Ranch/venue.

Visit the Ranch

Scheduling a visit to Good Shepherd 

*Appointments - Would love to have you. We do go by appointment only. So please call 520-990-2041 or email us at to schedule. 

*Our visiting hours - by appointment only but can be scheduled on the following days between listed hours, if available:

Monday    9am-6pm
Tuesday    9am-6pm
*Wednesdays - we don't take appointments
Thursdays     9am-6pm
Fridays    9am-6pm 
Saturdays    9am-6pm
*Sundays -  we observe the Sabbath & devote our day to God & spending time with family. 


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