Dos Picos Ranch

Horse Boarding/Riding Lessons in Ramona California

Patti Rutledge - The Riding Instructor

All about the riding instructor

I have had Dos Picos Ranch for the past 30 years and have been working with horses from before that time.

For the past 20 years or so I have had the opportunity to study with some of the greatest horsemen of our times. These gentlemen include but are not limited to Tom Dorrance, Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt, P. Parelli, Joe Wolter, Brynn Nubert and others.  I feel blessed and fortunate to have had the chance to gain information from each of these individuals.

A few years later I was fortunate enough to find an article in the Western Horseman on Mike Bridges ( Note "Mike Bridges" featured in Aug 2006 Cover of the Western Horseman), I sought Mike out knowing he would help to fit the pieces of the puzzle together from all the information I had learned from these great horsemen.

Fortunately, after a few years of waiting, we were lucky enough to get Mike Bridges' Bridle Project and Horsemanship Clinic at the Ranch, and it has been here at Dos Picos Ranch - for the past 6 years - twice a year.  I am the clinic sponsor and a student of Mikes.

With all of this under my belt I am here to share what these past years experience have brought to me with my students and most importantly to their horses. 

All of this is what I would like to share with you when you are riding and studying here at Dos Picos Ranch.


Adults and Youth at all skill levels will learn from, and enjoy the programs we offer here at Dos Picos Ranch.

These programs range from basic "good horsemanship skills and safety" to teaching your horse good ground manners on the ground and in the saddle improving your own ground and riding skills.  I accept all disciplines and experience levels.

You are welcome to use one of our many lesson horses or bring your own horse to ride and train on. You will learn how to teach and train your horse, not only how to ride.  My lesson program will teach you how to use your mind as well as your body when riding, and to communicate more easily with your horse.  Whether you are having problems communicating with your own horse, or would like to learn how to communicate better with a horse on the ground, you will find it simple, easy and fun. There is no big mystery to learning these skills and techniques.

All of this is what I would like to share with you when you are riding and studying at Dos Picos Ranch.  Whatever it is you are seeking to do with your horses please know that my goal is to make it enjoyable and easy for you and your horse.  Instruction is done solely by me, Patti Rutledge; as I am the owner of Dos Picos Ranch.  If you are interested or have any other questions please give me a call at (760)-789-3613.  Hope to be of a help in some way to you and your horses.  Look forward to hearing from you.


Patti Rutledge