El Camino Ranch has cared for a growing family of Arabian horses since 1983, when it was founded with a mission to help people connect with the intelligent creatures. The ranch itself traces its origins back even further—to the early 1950s, when Bill and LaVesta Locklin started a farm and began to grow oranges and tomatoes against the scenic backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountain range.
Today, LaVesta’s son, Scott, and her granddaughter, Vandi, continue to look after the facilities, showering their horses with affection and treating them to a healthy daily schedule of riding with guests, participating in shows, and munching on fresh treats from the orange grove. During lessons, the trainers guide students through riding techniques and teach them the basics of equine grooming, tacking, and health care. They also organize a special series of “Pony Pal” lessons for children as young as 3, saving the horses the indignity of galloping around with training wheels glued to their haunches.
Co-founded by a certified master dog trainer, Ufuria provides a plethora of holistic-minded petcare services to keep owners' and canines' minds at peace. Furry friends can frolic in over 9,000 square feet of facility peppered with modern equipment and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A fur-cleansing bath rids shaggy coats of dander and produces an envy-inducing sheen, and an introductory evaluation determines whether your polished pet is suitable for a group play environment. Your dog's five days of fun each start off with an energy-releasing walk. Then a two-hour nap session gives four-legged children ample time to recharge their batteries for an afternoon of daycare activities and group play. For the safety of all dogs, canines over eight months old must be spayed or neutered to participate in doggie daycare. Private play, walks/runs, five 30-minute training sessions, and alternative activities are available for pups who are not neutered or spayed or who did not pass the group play evaluation.
The staff of veterinarians and pet-care specialists at Animal Medical Center of Redlands caters to animals' every need with medical services, grooming, and boarding facilities. Vets tend to pets with services that range from dental cleaning and nutritional advice to medical and surgical procedures. Dogs visiting the boarding facilities frolic through a large lawn in the day and retire to comfy bedding at night, whereas cats snuggle up in kitty condos.