Little Feather Ranch is owner and manager Teri Hallman’s equine oasis amid the verdant expanse of Eagle, Idaho. There, horses trot outdoors in cool summer breezes and prance around the insulated indoor arena all through the year. A nearby 5-mile trail allows visitors to explore Eagle Island State Park on guided horseback rides.
Accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association, Teri imparts riding skills in both Western and English styles. English riding entails a lighter saddle and more direct control over the horse’s reins, whereas the Western style requires a larger saddle, lax one-handed rein control, and an encyclopedic knowledge of John Wayne quotes. Little Feather’s boarding service treats horses to attentive care and a supply of grass and alfalfa hay grown onsite. While at the ranch, riders can peruse a line of exclusive handmade leather bags, Western shirts, and hat bands.
The talented team at Wind River Lawn Care specializes in household exteriors, ensuring everything from lawns and trees to sprinklers and siding look and perform their best. Whether paying service visits for lawn mowing or seasonal restoration on a regular basis or for a one-time landscape installation, the team supplies homeowners with a free estimate ahead of time to prevent confusion over pricing. Their landscape-maintenance services ensure that homes and gardens stay beautiful with minimal worry on the part of the homeowner or the elder tree.
An ISA Certified Arborist, Trent from EPS Tree Care untangles tree-based conundrums that range from overgrown limbs and unwanted stumps to health consulting and full removal. With 14 years of experience in the industry, the green-thumbed gurus are able to assess everything from a tree’s health to the likelihood that a sapling grows up to become a nuisance to the fire department by hoarding cats.
Stunning Nails and Hair's owner and multitalented beautician, Kate Shannon, focuses her beauty-boosting skills on lavishing passersby with relaxing salon services. Her comprehensive manicures and pedicures leave hands and feet beautifully primped like boy princes resting atop cushions of fresh fruit, and her reflexology massages unwind the tightest of muscular knots and soften skin with moisturizing lotions. Kate also prohibits coiffures from turning into haphazard hairdos with standard main maintenance and prevents eyebrows from encroaching on prime forehead territory with waxing services.
A multiservice home-maintenance provider, Brilliant Services grew out of owner Kris Nevers's experiences with many one-dimensional service providers who had long lists of tasks they don't do. As a result, Brilliant Services' carefully screened employees and approved vendors perform nearly all major property-maintenance tasks from cleaning to remodeling and handyman work. The company is also a DBE-certified woman-owned business with a special emphasis on social responsibility and environmentally sustainable practices that include the use of green cleaning solutions and attachment of solar panels to the family minivan.
Entangled in the luscious leaves of the landscape and nursery business for 40 years, Franz Witte and its gardening gurus help flora fans improve personal outdoor spaces with a variety of plants and products. Landlubbers with burning shrub-related questions can consult Franz Witte's knowledgeable staff, which offers advice on gussying up personal gardens and the dietary restrictions of man-eating ferns. Pick up an annual hanging basket ($34.99) to add some panache to a pallid patio, or plant a bare-root fruit tree ($29.99+) for tasty pickings and fruitful physics experiments. Five-gallon shrubs ($32+) or evergreens provide protection from nosy neighbors or garden gnomes, and a 15-gallon shade tree ($135) casts a captivating, cooling shadow.