Fort Collins, Colorado 
Phone : (970)988-2667

Eclipse Ranch

Dedicated To Raising & Training Quality Performance Horses

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(Training includes full care boarding in a large individual stall/run with turnout, and horses are worked with 7 days/week. We provide hay and grain and will blanket as long as owner provides blanket)


My name is Paige Melbye-Lara. I showed in 4-H as a member for 9 years, I am a current 4H horse leader, certified 4H riding levels rater and was the 2015 Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Queen. I have ridden with reining trainer Lance Shockley. I have been showing horses with AQHA since 2008 and have grown up in the circuit with my mom showing her AQHA reining stallion and colts since 1992. I have given many 4-H riding clinics and have been featured on the cover of Group Magazine. I have many years experience training, riding, and showing.

I am very thorough with the horses I train. Whether you are looking for a horse to take to a show, a pleasure horse to ride around home or on the trails or a horse that you know you can take through a parade, carry a flag and be spook proof. Or even a horse that does all of that!  I have kind and soft hands, and a lot of patience, but also a firm and strong nature when necessary to instill respect and willingness in my colts. Not just one way works with every horse, they all learn differently and I have many different training techniques I have developed over my years of training to be able to find the perfect fit for each horse's learning style and ability.

I focus strongly on the overall health of the horses mind and body. I stretch and flex horses daily to help soften their top line and build their core and back muscles to make for a "round horse" and not a "hollow horse" this makes the horse happier and makes it easier for them to ride out smoothly and willingly.


I start all horses with a solid foundation and work extensively on ground work and response; conditioning the body properly for riding in order to make the horse's training experience as enjoyable as possible. Please remember that all horses learn at a different pace. We teach and incorporate as much as is appropriate for each horse's learning level.

We have cattle to work horses on as well.

Training Internship Program

Eclipse Ranch offers an internship program for qualified applicants who are considering a career in the equine industry or an equestrian lifestyle. This is an opportunity for individuals to further their riding skills, training, general horse care knowledge and stable management skills. Our ranch is a full-time, year round, family based operation which offers training, lessons, boarding, clinics, breeding and sales. There are no weekends or holidays when it comes to horses! If you are looking for a riding vacation then this internship is not for you.

Typical duties may include: (depending on ability, interests and length of internship)
- Grooming & Tacking & Wrapping horses
- Warm Up & Cool Down of horses
- Providing wound care as needed
- Exercising horses
- Round penning
- Starting horses under saddle
- Working clinics and competitions
- Stall cleaning, turnout, feeding and nutritional analysis
- Paddock maintenance
- Assisting vet, farrier, dentist, chiropractor, etc.
- Working with clients
- Assisting Instructors 
- Creating lesson plans
- Teaching lessons under supervision

To apply please send a resume, including 2 references, and a cover letter briefly describing why you would like to work with us and what your equine goals are. Please specify the month or months you wish to intern.

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