Buddy Uldrikson

 There is another way.


Buddy Uldrikson:  An Uncommon Horseman

Have you ever met someone who has such a deep knowledge base that regardless of the problem or situation he sees the solution?  That’s Buddy Uldrikson when it comes to horses.  And why wouldn’t he?  He’s been training them for over three decades.  At 15 he began starting colts and in no time understood that gentle techniques made more sense than the traditional cowboys’ approach of beating a horse into submission.  For 30+ years he’s perfected his quiet yet clear leadership.


Students have described Buddy as:  


Patient - Your fumbles will never derail his composure.

Thoughtful - You’re likely to observe a moment when he’s retreated to his inner self, pondering his next best word or action.

Creative - If you aren’t getting it he’ll approach his instruction another way.

Invested - He’s thrilled when you win.

And most importantly, Buddy Uldrikson is a man of profound faith, which manifests itself through his dedication, empathy, and grace.

*Buddy also believes in giving back, so if his uncommon horsemanship isn’t enough you can feel good about knowing that a minimum of 10% of all his clinic revenues are donated to charity.


Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch 

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Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch

Interested in escaping the winter weather doldrums while honing your horsemanship skills?  Then come join us for a clinic at Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch.  Less than 10 miles from Wickenburg, AZ,  aka: the Roping Capital of the World, we’re nestled in a pristine valley surrounded by hills decorated by red rocks and regal cactus.  So where do we trail ride?  Right out our back door!  

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Every winter the clean air, wide open spaces, star-studded night skies and picture-perfect winter days lure visitors from far and wide.  But don’t let the cowboy culture fool you.  If you have a travlin’ partner who’s shy about horses, s/he can hike, bike, explore the desert by jeep, or peruse the many artisans dotting Historic downtown.   And when you’re done riding for the day, take in a show at the award-winning Del Webb Center for the Performing Arts.