Sweet Pepper Ranch is for Horses & their People

Hello! Thank you for taking time to check out Sweet Pepper Ranch and let me share with you a little bit about our place.


Named in memory of a family-favorite horse of ours who was loved by all, Sweet Pepper Ranch is a small-scale personalized guest ranch in the high desert of […]

Picked by a Horse!

I have a story to share with you. It’s about me and a horse, a Mustang to be specific, who picked me out of a crowd.

I am a volunteer member of the Boise BLM District’s Resource Advisory Council, a committee that meets regularly to learn about issues and actions the Boise District BLM […]

Happy New Year from Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Happy New Year everyone from Sweet Pepper Ranch! I want to take a few minutes to thank those of you visited us this past year—and to let the rest of you know we are looking forward to having you in our future! Matt and I are grateful for you trusting the care of your […]

Make 2014 the Year to Visit Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Now is prime time to begin dreaming up plans for next summer’s vacation – let Matt and Alayne at Sweet Pepper Ranch help you with that. Bring your horses and come for a high desert getaway, be it a few days or a week. Or ride one of our well-trained reining horses. Or […]

Get Ready for Next Summer!

It’s not too early to start planning and thinking about next year. With the holidays coming up, think about giving the gift of an experience—or adding a visit to Sweet Pepper Ranch to your own “wish list!” There are many different ways you can experience Sweet Pepper Ranch: as a small-scale personalized guest ranch, an overnight […]

Season’s Greetings from Sweet Pepper Ranch

December 2011 at Sweet Pepper Ranch

This past summer was the most amazing summer of my life—four months of sunny, dry weather!  After  25 years in Western Washington, this is a pretty dramatic weather change living here in Southwestern Idaho. I’ve had to learn to relax and not look over my shoulder wondering if […]

Welcome to Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Join us this year and take advantage of our special introductory rates.

Sweet Pepper Ranch, located in the Treasure Valley of southwestern Idaho, is an unpretentious, “green” horse keeping operation. We raise reining horses and grass hay and work hard every day to exercise and train our horses as well as run the day-to-day aspects […]