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3059 County Road 103
Carbondale, CO, 81623
United States


Cedar Ridge Ranch located in Roaring Fork Valley just outside of Aspen Coloradooffers;  horse boarding and training, Artist Spaces & Studios for Creatives, Entrepreneurs, and artists ranging from florists, ceramicists, photographers, film, screen printing . The ranch is a beautiful venue for Special Events and Weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Glamping Accommodations in Yurts and Safari Tents,  Organic farms and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  The Farm is also home to Large Black Heritage Breed Pigs and Merrill’s Family Farm which sells natural local pork raised on the farm and fresh eggs and Zebu Cattle. 

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Horses for Sale & Lease

Horses in for sale near Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Aspen, Silt, Rifle, and Grand Junction Colorado.

Your dream horse

Owning a horse is a dream for many. Let us help you make that dream come alive. Whether you are looking for a specific horse yourself, or a family member we can help you find the right horse which you can connect and feel safe with creating a long lasting enjoyable relationship.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
And everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.…

Horses for Sale


Specializing in family horses, trail horses, kid horses, call Merrill for an initial consultation to learn about what type of horse you are looking for and your goals. Buying a horse can be daunting or challenging experience, but it doesn't have to be.  we can help you navigate the purchasing process and help you avoid mistakes. 

Meet izzy 

Beautiful Bay Mare foaled 4/2011. Great confirmation, very "Cowy" and has been used for ranching, trail rides, pleasure riding. She has great agility and "go". She would be great for a barrel prospect and has a long life ahead of her and will be a great partner for the experienced rider. 

Call for price and more info & video

Merrill 970.379.4294


Horses for Lease

Whether you are desiring to get back in the saddle, or looking to purchase a horse but want to learn all about horse ownership before buying, Leasing a horse is a great way to get started. Call us for horses available with full or half leases. 

An initial first lesson to introduce you to the horse is required and a lesson package may be purchased depending on skill level.

Meet JoJo

Jojo is a gorgeous mature quarter horse mare who is lively and fun to ride. She can go bareback, western, and or english. She has competed in Ranch Horse Versatility and all around in open shows. She is a fun mare to ride who is sensitive and responsive. She is currently available for a full or half lease $350.00 or $700.00.



The old adage of 'A match, not a catch' when dating, also holds true when choosing a horse.  - Sherylin TarVEr 2017

Growing up, I had always dreamt of having a horse, but my parents held fast and responded to my pleas with a resounding "no".  Fast forward to being an adult with a child of my own.  I was with my daughter at the Kansas City Stockyards showing her the horses and telling her how I had always wanted a horse.  When she said, "Mommy, why don't you buy one"?, It dawned on me that no one was standing in my way and I could! The very next day, I did just that!  Of course, I did everything in the reverse order I should have.  I found a trainer and got my horse vetted after I bought him.  He ended up having a debilitating degenerative disease.  It was heart breaking and I also spent a lot of money trying to help him.  He ended up retiring to the pasture and eventually passed away. All this could have potentially been avoided if I had consulted a trainer first. In the fall of 2016 I did just that. I consulted with a horse trainer, Merrill Johnson, of Cedar Ridge Ranch.  She familiarized herself with my needs and assessed my skill level and my goals. She found a horse that fit me.  She first looked at the horse's confirmation, temperament and medical records.  She rode the horse and observed her performance and skill level as well as familiarized herself with the horses's history. Merrill helped me to determine a fair purchase price and facilitate a smooth transaction.  In addition, she helped gather the necessary paperwork and helped with the filing of the new ownership papers.  She guided me from start to finish. I am very happy with the purchase of my horse and I have full confidence in Merrill's matchmaking capabilities!