Welcome to Skelton Performance Horses at The Rock Front Ranch.
We are proud to provide foundational training for horses to last their lifetimes, no matter what breed or discipline. We specialize in facilitating the skill development of functional ranch horses and performance horses such as: reined cow horses, cutting horses and reining horses - from colts to finished horses.
If a show horse is not on your agenda, our ranch trails and access to the Las Padres National Forest means we can tailor a training program for your needs - be it endurance training, trail horse exposure, injury rehabilitation, cross training for your dressage horse or just good old fashioned ranch miles for ranch skills like riding on rough terrain, crossing water, roping and branding calves.
Barney Skelton has been training horses for over 30 years and has maintained a positive reputation for integrity. He has consistently demonstrated his skills by creating long-term performance athletes in the show pen for NRCHA, AQHA, NSHA and NCHA competitions.
Our colt program builds a solid foundation and provides horses with the confidence and skills to be functional and capable life time partners.
Lessons for basic equitation, trail safety and competition within the various disciplines are available in a supportive and safe environment with successful amateur and youth programs.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you. .