March 25, 1989, Rafter 6B Ranch was founded on the marriage of Dave
Bugenig to Chris Fanony McLemore. This union brought together Dave's
sons Corey and Charlie, as well as Chris' daughter Sarah and son
Pete. Under construction since 1989, Rafter 6B Ranch has evolved
from a five acre star-thistle, barbed wire property to a beautiful
full service horse facility.
The Ranch features
a main barn with seven stalls, tack room, feed room, and a covered
riding arena. In close proximity to the main barn are two out barns
that house 17 stalls and paddocks. The facility also features two
large outdoor riding arenas, a covered round pen, turn-out pastures
and is close to Hidden Falls riding trails.
of Rafter 6B Ranch is to provide quality training for horse and
rider in the areas of performance show horses, trail horses and
versatility ranch horses. Traditional and modern techniques are
utilized in the program. The Rafter 6B is committed to the humane
treatment of all animals and emphasizes every aspect of safety.
horses. She has been around horses all of her life and has been
showing and training for 38 years. Chris has utilized a variety
of traditional methods throughout her tenure as a trainer and is
always eager to keep current and learn new practices.
As an instructor
of horsemanship, colt starting, intermediate and advanced classes
of horse training, Chris taught classes for Sierra College in Rocklin
, California for twenty-six years. Her experience as a successful
and popular instructor has given her the ability to work with students
of all ages and ranges of aptitude in evaluating their needs and
developing a teaching style tailored to the individual and their
Dave is the
backbone of the ranch in terms of maintenance and care. In constant
need of maintenance, the ranch keeps him busy with pasture care,
manure removal, fence repair, feeding horses and cattle, arena grooming,
irrigation repair, to name a few. He enjoys riding when a spare
moment arises; he loves to rope the big loop style. Dave is employed
full time with Placer County Dept. of Ag. as a Wildlife Specialist.
to help those in need of advancing their horse or their personal
horsemanship skills, the Rafter 6B Ranch doors are always open.