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.
Coos, gurgles, and tiny handclaps form a soundtrack for Stroller Strides classes, one-hour sessions that are part play group and part workout, helping moms and tots forge friendships as they build strength, coordination, and flexibility. Certified instructors lead intervals of power walking and toning exercises that sculpt the entire body more effectively than bench-pressing babies. Workouts incorporate easy-to-use tools such as resistance bands and the strollers themselves, as well as environmental elements such as hills and trees during warm weather. Classes welcome moms of all fitness levels and babies who are 6 weeks old or who can grow a full beard. Stroller Strides also develops online resources to help moms connect with one another and work out in their homes.
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.
When Dr. Andrew L. Rostenberg isn’t practicing natural health, he is living it—he can often be found hiking in the mountains, rock climbing, reading, and practicing yoga. In his office at Red Mountain Natural Medicine, he draws from specialty training in advanced fields such as chiropractic kinesiology and clinical nutrition to engage clients in a holistic, noninvasive approach to health care. He adjusts clients’ spinal alignment during chiropractic care, diagnoses their conditions using applied kinesiology, and rehabilitates injuries with therapeutic exercises and equipment. He also supplies clients with science-based nutrition formulas designed to promote metabolic health or clear up any moss growing on their north sides.
A self-described lifelong learner, Dr. Rostenberg attends regular natural-health workshops and stays abreast of current medical research. His studies and techniques help him treat conditions ranging from food allergies and low blood sugar to fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, and depression.