C - Arrow Stables was founded in 1989 by the Cole family. We wanted to offer everyone the chance to experience what we had growing up in the horse world. As a kid, my parents ran several successful businesses training and selling horses. In later years, my father worked in the movies, training actors (and their horses) . As a family, we toured the rodeo circuit, trained horses for celebrities, and won awards for our paint and quarter horses.
As I got older, I realized awards weren't the path to real happiness. We settled down in Maize, and quickly got to work becoming one of the top stables in the area. We offer the full experience here. From boarding and riding lessons, to the petting zoo and outfitting. If you have an interest in the rural lifestyle, C-Arrow is a great place to get your hands dirty!
We have a well trained staff, mostly of "kids" from previous camps and lessons. We really do consider them extensions of the family! We still keep in contact with many of them, and sometimes they even show up for an impromptu bonfire! My kids were raised in the horse community too, and have been involved in the rodeo circuit, and have grown into great horseman in their own right! My son, Keaton, is still very involved in the every day activities here, from riding and training, to general upkeep.
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But kids shouldn't get to have all the fun! We also have lessons, and other opportunities for adults to ride. Lessons are available for inexperienced to advanced riders. Just check in on the riding page for more info.
We offer boarding, as well as training with your boarded horse. We even have discounted bundles if you want to train on a schedule with your horse. Not only do these additional trainings help strengthen the bond between horse and rider, but they also greatly improve your horsemanship skills. The boarding page has more information on both boarding and training with your boarded horse.
We also offer trail rides, both on and off of the property. Check our trail ride page for info on rides we have planned. We also have the capabilities to take our horses to a location of your choosing! Is there a backcountry trip you have been dying to take, but didn't have the equipment yourself? Just ask! We may be able to help you out.
And check out our new Meet-n-Ride page! We love trail rides as much as you do, so we have created a new way to experience our local parks. We really think this is going to take off this year!
For the Kids
In today's day and age, most kids have very little access to the outdoors, let alone the opportunities to be around an operating ranch. We offer a number of activities to get your kids out of the house, and to also help them learn valuable life lessons!
Our most popular kids activities are our spring break and summer camps. Spots are limited on these camps, so if you are interested, you may want to sign up early so you get your choice of dates!
The petting zoo is always a favorite with the kids as well. We also have a "baby animal" prize as well. If you happen to see we have posted any new babies to Facebook, or here on our blog, drop us a message. The first person to comment gets a free gift from C-Arrow!
If you have a little one with a birthday coming up, another great option is our pony parties. We can either host a party for you at the ranch, or we can bring the party to you! This year you can actually get your daughter that pony she wants, at least for a day!
For a number of years, C-Arrow has also offered an outlet to buy and sell horses and other critters, as well as saddles, tack, and other things of use around the ranch. We have recently consolidated a lot of that onto our new website. Visit the General Store, to see what we currently have for sale. And if you have something that we may want, feel free to upload a picture, and give us the details on the animal or item. You never know, you may just have what we were looking for too!
Every year, we also have a large consignment sale offering a number of animals. This is a very well attended event, and is a chance to see a variety of stock. For more information, check the sale barn for details on the event.
Hopefully, your experience with us has been a good one, and we like to know about it! But even if you didn't have the best time, we like to know about that too. You can either contact us, or give us feedback, but we really do want to know how your experience was!