Welcome to Sunset Ranch & The Baddog Training Facility!
We are a full service boarding and training facility located in Buckeye, Arizona during the winter and up north at our 44 acre Training Facility in the summer. For over 18 years Sunset Ranch owners Gary Baddog Bennett has been rehabilitating “un-trainable” horses and starting safe and dependable equine partners for a large number of disciplines. Here at Sunset Ranch we use what we call “Natural Horsemanship”. To us this means using the natural instincts of the horse to cause our desires to become theirs. Our methods of training are free from the use of force and fear based responses. We DEVELOP the young horse and teach the resistant horse to yield and eventually become a willing or even eager partner! We value the spirit of the horse and preserve each individual equine’s personality at all cost. Our training fundamentals are grounded deep in the teachings of many great horsemen including Ray Hunt, Tom Dorrance, Monte Foreman, Buck Brannaman, Clinton Anderson and Pat Parelli. All Sunset Ranch employee’s are students of the horse and are constantly tweaking their methods to fit each individual. They believe there are many methods to horse training that work and it is the trainer’s responsibility to know enough to customize individualized training plans that fit each horse and owner combination. The Bennett’s also believe in having a good time with your horse! The Bennett’s love to meet new friends, so please stop by when you are in the area! They’d love to show you around!