Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch: healing people, healing horses

SUN photo/Avery Martinez
Mia Stewart, a volunteer at Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch, leads one of many horses that calls the ranch home to another corral. Stewart, according to ranch founder Toni Tuller, is a big help around the ranch. Stewart helps with feeding, moving and anything else the horses or Tuller need.

By Avery Martinez
Staff Writer
Among the rolling green hills and piñon-dotted landscape of rural Archuleta County, a winding dirt road brings you to a secluded stable almost invisible from a few hundred yards away.

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SUN photo/Avery Martinez
At the duck races, Carson Pilgrim (left) and Toni Tuller (right), prepare to race two rubber ducks down the track. Tuller is the founder, operator and driving force behind Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch, a nonprofit equine ministry that offers interaction with horses and humans through horse riding, horse painting and hikes. The duck race is a popular ranch activity.

This story was posted on June 29, 2018.