Just outside Tucson, Arizona, is the Sonoran Desert. Tanque Verde Ranch is situated in the desert and joins the Sonoran Desert National Monument. The ranch was our venue for an enjoyable 5 day painting workshop organised by MISA.
Tanque Verde Ranch was a large cattle property in the early days, but now runs around 200 horses for visitors to explore the many desert riding trails.
Old, now abandoned, homestead.
One of the ranches horse wranglers
Desert riders – heading for the blueberry pancake breakfast overlooking the mountains
Wagon from the wild wild west
Cowboy singer at a dinner under the cottonwoods – only sang cowboy songs.
Wrangler with his horse
Outside the wranglers Quarters.
I love these American cowboy saddles.
Black and White, Red and Brown
Big old French Percheron
Tired and dusty
Across the desert to the mountains
Sticks from the dead Saguaro cactus used for building.
Desert House Finch
Tanque Verde Ranch accomodation