Students catch, groom and saddle their own horses. Sessions are 90 minutes long, one class per week minimum, $75. per class, month paid in advance. The current minimum age for students is 10 years old.
Proper riding attire consists of comfortable jeans, shirts, boots with heels & leather soles, (no tennis shoes will be allowed). Helmets are required for riders under 18 years of age and are provided. Gloves with non-slip palms are recommended. Jewelry, scarves and pets should be left at home.
We ask that you respect our "No drop in visitors" policy, and visit the ranch by appointment only. Always respect the speed limit on the road up the hill and drive slowly on the ranch, as there may be riders and/or livestock crossing the road.
The ranch is home to many different animals and forms of wildlife and plants, including, deer, coyote, ground squirrels, Rio Grande turkeys, pheasant, quail, owls, hawks, swallows, snakes, frogs, lizards, newts, bees, goats, cats and miniature horses!
Jane's Good Horses and Jane Mitchell have happily served as the coaching branch of Alternative's Counseling and Coaching, ACC, for the past 12 years. ACC offers equine and animal assisted psychotherapy including work within the Eagala model. For more information regarding ACC please call the ranch at 707-644-4099 and ask for Dee Davis or leave her a message and she'll return your call.
McIntyre Ranch is the property of the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, GVRD, and a special one day a month class for local youth (10 years and older) is offered at the ranch through the GVRD Recreation Guide. Reservations for "Horse Day on the McIntyre Ranch" with Jane Mitchell or "Coyote Club" with Dee Davis, can be made by calling GVRD directly, 707-648-4600
Interested in the Ranch itself? The McIntyre Ranch Foundation
, is a non-profit, established for the refurbishment and maintenance of the property. Interested in being more involved in the ranch itself? please leave a message at 707-644-4099 stating your interest, or visit GVRD's website www.gvrd.org
to read up on the history of the ranch and to view the Master Plan and updates.