I had a filly that I had trained with natural horsemanship methods from the time she was born. When she became old enough to start her training under saddle, it was important for me to find someone that was willing, knowledgable, capable and affordable that would travel to my farm to help gently start her under saddle. On the second training day, Bob was able to ride my filly in a leisurely walk around my farm, through the trees, over logs, between horse pastures along side galloping horses. After 20 rides, my filly kept her happy willing attitude and was better started under saddle than 90 days of training that I had paid for with some of my other young horses in the past.
C.Morin   Cross Timbers Arabians and Pintos     Check out her Youtube Video with Bob here!
In my 20's, I took a bad fall off a horse and was afraid of riding after that. When my daughter started taking lessons from Bob, I hung around to watch and to groom the horses. After two years of this, Bob asked, When are you going to get on& ride? He allowed me to walk, then trot until I was ready to lope. I gained enough confidence and knowledge to purchase our own horse, help train him and ride him on the trail. I even competed in a 4H event. Alas, no ribbons, but a lot of fun!
Barbara. Huffman
I grew up like any horse crazy 7 year old girl & I could not take my eyes off of horses, I had to learn everything I could about them and I dreamed of racing across a wide open field on one. My parents decided that it was a phase and thought I would grow out of it. They took me to Circle D Ranch for lessons to see how dedicated I was. As it turns out, taking lessons from Bob Dorn only fueled the fire. I was now hooked for life and nothing could pry me from the saddle. For five years I took formal lessons and then my family made the ultimate commitment: we bought a 4 year old paint gelding named Socks. Fast forward 6 more years: I am preparing to go to college at Texas Tech and study animal science. My dream of owning a horse business is being fulfilled and I couldn’t be happier with my career choice and major choice. In total, I have taken lessons and boarded Socks at Circle D Ranch 11 years, and I wouldn’t consider taking him anywhere else. In my 11 years of riding (so far), I have learned not only to master the art of riding, but have learned to rope, barrel race and even jump. I would not be where I am today without Bob Dorn or Circle D Ranch. Take it from experience – for some people horses are not a phase little girls go through. It can lead to a lifetime career and hobby. All it takes is a great instructor, a great horse and the rest will fall into place.
Samantha Huffman
I wanted to share my wonderful experience with Bob Dorn and the time I spent at Circle D Ranch. I started taking horseback riding lessons with Bob in 2002. I had ridden before, but never felt all that comfortable around horses. Bob was very patient with me. He has a great sense of humor and made the lessons very enjoyable. He explained how horses think and react to me and their environment. I worked with Bob and his horses for about two years. Unfortunately, my job moved me to Houston in 2004 or I would still be riding at the Circle D Ranch with Bob Dorn today. His demeanor helped calm me which, in turn, made me a better rider. He has great horses - they are all very well trained and skilled to work with novice riders or more knowledgeable riders. If you are a young or old(er) person that is contemplating taking lessons…you will have one of the best lifetime encounters with Bob and the Circle D Ranch!

Those will be two years I will never forget-

Karen Znoj

We just had our 4 year old daughters birthday at Circle D Ranch and I have to say, it will be hard to top this one. It was a blast and not only did the kids have a great time, but the parents did as well. Becky and Bob are such kind people and go out of their way to make the cowboy experience a memorable one. The facility has so much to do and the horses are very docile and friendly. The highlight of the party was the cowboy surfing that we did during the hay ride. While many of this kids did fall, they were having so much fun they jumped right back on the board laughing and smiling. At the end of the party I could hear a number of kids tell their parents that they wanted to have their birthday party at Circle D Ranch. Thank you Bob and Becky for a wonderful experience that we will be talking about for years.

Janelle Rogers






Bob Dorn
Circle D Ranch, LLC
Email: bdorn44@gmail.com
Phone:      214-335-6404.

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We are convienently located in the DFW Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex near the towns of:
Lewisville, Denton, Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Denton, Argyle, Aubrey, Plano,
Carrollton, Grapevine, Krum, Sanger, Bartonville, Highland Village, Lantana, Double Oak,
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