Carol Retzer (785) 215 2296
Rick Antisdel (785) 215-4708
Salt Creek Ranch offers certified Centered Riding instruction! Students using Centered Riding techniques consistently see improvement in their riding skills and quality of movement of their horses. We have enjoyed integrating the Centered Riding approach into our program of activities!
Equine Adventure at Salt Creek Ranch seeks to provide opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to our environment. Our activities are enhanced through the use of quality horses, local landscapes, the Flint Hills Nature Trail, an 1870’s cemetery, and plant and wildlife observation. Located in central Osage County,Kansas, we are within easy driving distance of Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Kansas City. Owned and operated by Carol Retzer and husband Rick Antisdel, we offer years of horsemanship experience and ranch raised horses to ensure a safe and memorable experience to our guests. Since 1991 Carol has engaged in traveling the Santa Fe Trail on horseback, traveling from 80 to 260 miles each ride. For six years Carol and Rick organized this ride, leading from 20 to 80 people across the Kansas landscape. These days Carol takes every opportunity to ride one of the ranch’s many seasoned trail horses to work. We find both these activities help develop young horses into well rounded, solid, dependable mounts. Each June, we sponsor an invitational trail ride, outfitting guests and traveling various Kansas terrains. Horsemanship lessons, by certified Level 1 Centered Riding instructor, are also offered for both beginner and intermediate level students.
We are excited to share our passion for this lifestyle with our guests! We own nine registered American Quarter Horses and the two cutest Haflinger ponies in the state. Our horses have helped raise our children and now the grand kids, not to mention a long list of friends. We stress good horsemanship over simply "using" horses and taking time to develop both our and our horses' abilities. Prior to each ride every guest participates in basic horsemanship instruction to insure the safety of both guests and horses. We do place a weight limit of 200 pounds for each participants.
The Salt Creek Ranch Horse Motel offers weary traveling horsemen a safe, well designed overnight layover facility. Amenities include spacious outdoor pens, ample room to camp with large trailers, electric and water hookups. Indoor stalls are also available.
We are very proud of our newest offering - the B & I Bunkhouse! Our guests can now enjoy quiet, rustic, comfortable lodging right here on the ranch! The Bunkhouse offers two climate controlled guest rooms, large bath with laundry facility, and a beautiful view of native pastures and horse corrals. Birds provide sweet music and the sunsets are gorgeous! Fall visitors can enjoy the evening by the campfire with friends. Our guests include both horse "travelers" and the adventurous hikers and bicyclists along the Flint Hills Nature Trail.
All activities are offered by appointment only.
A nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
Combine the natural beauty of our surroundings and the calming relationship with our horses, and see how
refreshed you feel after your Equine Adventure at Salt Creek Ranch!