CUTTING HORSE RANCH
The 175 acre ranch in the cross timbers region of Texas was created for the care, training and breeding of cutting horses. The masterplan included pastures, roads and trails, arena, horse barns, cattle pens and service structures.
The long structures of the barns and arena are placed along a tree-lined creek to block the northwind while taking advantage of summer breezes from the south. The arena cuts into the sloping grade to reduce the impact of this tall structure. Repeating gable roofs continue from the arena to the training barn and provide cover for a connecting ramp, horse walker and the wood-clad ranch office. A covered ramp continues next to a long water trough to the outdoor arena and gathering pavilion. Isolated against the tree line to the west is the mare barn while the hydrotherapy barn fills the space between barns and arena.