Becoming a B.O.K. Ranch riding horse is no easy feat. Every horse that is accepted into the program must first pass through a rigorous evaluation. This involves temperament testing, movement and soundness checks, barn visits, interviews with people who know the horse, and veterinary checks.

Every horse at B.O.K. Ranch has an owner and a sponsor. Owners are responsible for their horse(s) well-being and over all care. B.O.K. Ranch provides the day-to-day care like feeding and general upkeep of the horses. The horse sponsors help support the costs of the day-to-day care. To learn more about horse sponsorship at B.O.K. Ranch, please see Support Opportunities.


Sponsored by Calypso & Millennium Farm


Sponsored by Jamie and Kathy Kopf


Sponsored by Jamie and Kathy Kopf


Sponsored by Starwood Equine


Sponsored by Taylor Scheuer


Sponsored by Todd


Sponsored by Giving Tuesday


Sponsored by Giving Tuesday


Sponsored by MG’s Family


Sponsored by Natasha Kumaraswami

In memoriam…the end of an era.

The Norwegian Fjords Zeke and P.J. were the founding horses of the B.O.K. Ranch

“The Boys” arrived at B.O.K. from the same farm in Illinois in 1984.  Though often confused for brothers (all Fjords share the same markings, though their coloring can vary), they were actually not closely related.  P.J., born on February 8, 1980, was then known as “Ryvar”.  Zeke, born on May 17, 1981, was “Vilar”.

P.J., often considered the more stubborn of the two, was a good mount for “active” riders, as he had smooth gaits and ignored unintentional leg and hand movements.  Zeke, “the gentleman”, was more sensitive, with animated gaits ideal for riders needing more stimulation.

Even as new horses joined the herd, P.J. and Zeke remained the backbone of the program, slowing down only slightly as they got older.  It was only after over twenty years of loyal service with B.O.K. that they retired; P.J. traveled to Jamie’s farm in Colorado in July of 2006, and Zeke retired a year later to sunny Paso Robles.

After a year and a half of happy retirement, P.J. was sadly put down on December 1st, 2007, after he was unable to recover from a sudden, severe colic.  Zeke joined him on January 31, 2008, when he was put down following a brave battle with a rare cancer.

They are deeply missed.