Rancho Del Sueño is a holistic horsemanship therapy, education, and conservation facility and the equine division of the Heritage Discovery Center (HDC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse and educating the public on the breed’s historical and cultural significance.
Our ranch is the only facility that is actively dedicated to the preservation of the Colonial Spanish Wilbur-Cruce Mission Horse. We are currently home to 60 horses, giving us the largest and most diverse gene pool for the breed that we know of. These baroque-type horses are pure descendants of those that were brought over from Spain in the 16th century to help build the New World. They have been genetically isolated from the development of today’s modern sport horses and have retained the personality traits that were vital for living in the close contact with humans that was required of them back in the years of the great horse cultures.
Along with preserving the integrity of this breed, Rancho Del Sueño also focuses on the developing and implementing various psychotherapy and experiential education programs which utilize the unique characteristics of the breed for facilitating interactive workshops that trigger psychological and spiritual healing as well as enhanced learning. Because of their innate desire to be deeply connected with humans, these horses are highly suitable for this type of work and have had a profound impact on the lives of the people they have worked with.
Rancho Del Sueño
Equine Division of Heritage Discovery Center, Inc.