Our policies & Other Info
Information for all potential buyers
Pre-purchase exams are welcome, at buyers expense. Some of our horses are previously vetted. Just ask.
To save you on time, money & worry, we do provide a 14 day trade back guarantee.
At any rate, If the horse has a behavioral or soundness issue & we are aware of it we will disclose it.
*Out of State buyers
90% of our buyers purchase sight/unseen. We work extremely hard to maintain our great reputation, we want a great match, happy horse & happy client.
We carefully select our horses; they are checked for soundness & temperament. We have 45+ year's of experience behind us & we are confident in our horses when we finally offer them to the public.
We have a HUGE list of reviews, references & testimonies from very Happy/satisfied clients. Most are listed here, some on Facebook & many mailed in, but if you would like more or wish to talk personally with some of these clients please just let us know.
Hauling/Shipping - we can help with arrangements. Sometimes one way hauls are included & are completely handled/arranged by us.
Otherwise, Hauling & all arrangements are handled by the buyer & at buyer's expense.
Health certificate & Coggins - arranged/handled by the Good Shepherd Ranch management when needed, but will be at buyers expense - unless already available or included in purchase price.
Any buyer will be required to fill out a Bill of sale/Purchase agreement to final purchase & make legal.
Available Horses - Our personally & carefully selected Horses, are extensively trained & handled.
Sneak Peak Horses - Our sneak peek horses are being shown but will not be released or made available to purchase until said horse has graduated the Good Shepherd program. Although, any horse can be held with a 10% deposit until released.
Our program requires that our horses excel in these area's:
*Will lead & have Respectful ground manners in hand
*Will Tie, stand to groom, bathe & do good for farrier
*Will follow direction in the round pen & come in
*Stand quiet to Saddle/Mount & easy to Harness/hook up
*Many hours of trail riding out with others & alone
*Will drive with a teammate & alone in the buggy
*Road & Traffic safe
*Will walk, trot & lope when asked & only when asked
*Stand under saddle when asked & under harness
*Will lead or follow-on trails
*Not rush back to the barn
*Exposure to cattle, deer & other wildlife
This is the short list of what we work on
*Trying / Meeting Horses - We would be happy to have you. Let us know who you would like to meet & we will schedule you in.
If you can't meet/try a horse before purchase, you don't have to worry as we offer a soundness guarantee with every horse!
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. 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 note that if you decide to waive a Pre-Purchase exam, that horse will come with a Good Shepherd 14 day soundness guarantee.
*Age of Horse - Most of our horses are aged by vets & by our very experienced staff. But If horse is not registered we nor a vet can guarantee age or breed.
*After Purchase - we expect good, safe, comfortable homes for all of our horses. If you purchased a horse from Good Shepherd & for any reason can no longer 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 (preferred), Bank wires, PayPal, Checks or all major Credit cards.
*Checks - A minimum of one week will be required to allow check to clear.
*Bank wires or Paypal - are accepted but a convenience fee of $30 will be applied. Please allow 3-7 days to clear. Your horse will not be released until funds have cleared.
*Credit Card payments - a 3% - 5% Credit card transaction fee will be applied to any purchase. Requires 5-7 days to clear.
*Cash - a 5% discount will be applied to all Horse sales.
* Deposits - 10% is required to hold any horse. Deposits are invoiced via email, can be sent via Bank wire, or via PayPal, if not paid with cash in person.
* Board - Board fees will apply 2 weeks after deposit. To help allow for transport or any other arrangements we will allow 2 weeks board fee free. After the 2 weeks there will be a $20/per day charge until horse leaves Good Shepherd premises.
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.
If a deposit is made, you will be sent a receipt via email. You be required to fill out receipt, sign & send a copy back for our records.
*Payments - payment options are available if divided into a maximum of 3-4 installments.
Board & care fee's of $10/per day 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.
Trades & Consignments
Equine Trades & Consigning
*Consignments - We will be VERY selective take a very limited amount of quality trail & driving horses that we will consign/sell to the public.
*Horse must be guaranteed 100% sound w/Vet check
*Consignment fee will apply
*Boarding fee's will apply
*Assessment fee will apply
*Training cost may apply
Please contact for more info or to see if your horse meets our consignment requirements.
*Equine Trades - if you currently have a horse your that is not right for you, we are open to trades (partial only), we will NEVER do straight trades.
*Trade horse must be guaranteed 100% sound with Vet check, trade value will depend on past training, age, size, breed, etc....
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 (14 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 local hauls range about $1.50-$2/a mile. Price might increase depending on location, size of equipment or difficulty of livestock to handle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
*Our visiting hours - by appointment only but can be scheduled on the following days between listed hours, if available:
*Wednesdays - we don't take appointments
*Sundays - we observe the Sabbath & devote our day to God & spending time with family.
When working with us, you're supporting a Christian Family & local business!