Young Horse Trainer, Breeding Manager, General Manager
A young horse's foundation is one of the most important factors in determining his future success, and Taylor Randall's passion is building that foundation. Taylor has had a fascination with horses and their behavior since she was young. In addition to weekly lessons growing up, she took every opportunity to learn about horses and their care and management, volunteering at a local lesson barn and a therapeutic riding facility.
While studying at Colorado State University, Taylor was a dedicated student and passionate horsewoman. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science with minors in both Business Administration and Spanish. Throughout Taylor's college career she participated in the CSU Legends of Ranching (LOR) Performance Horse Sale. As a part of sale preparation, students train a young horse from the ground up and show in a student-only competition. In 2013, she and her filly placed 7th overall in the competition. For the 2014 and 2015 LOR Sale, Taylor started two more young horses, served as a Teaching Assistant, and worked as a student staff member in the Equine Science Department. She was responsible for giving demonstrations, helping students start and train their horses, as well as contacting sponsors and taking care of event-day logistics. As a significant part of completing her Bachelor's Degree with Honors, Taylor took on the task of creating a new Horse Training and Sales Preparation Guide and DVD for the LOR students. The book and video series are currently used by the sale preparation students at CSU.
Taylor also spent much time studying equine reproduction while at CSU, gaining valuable experience collecting stallions, evaluating semen, breeding mares, and foaling. Outside of school she completed several internships, including working for AliBoo Farm in Illinois, assisting with the management, breeding and training of warmblood sport horses.
Taylor has also had the opportunity to attend clinics and work with many acclaimed trainers of various disciplines including Buck Brannaman, Barry Bader, Daniel Stewart, Greg Best, Susan Hutchinson, George Morris, Team McAllister, Richard Spooner, and more. In 2015, she traveled to Spain where she met Ruben Parriego Romero. There she had a fantastic time riding his young stallions and learning some of Ruben's at liberty techniques.
Now working at Rancho Corazon, Taylor is responsible for the management and starting of all of the young horses in addition to managing the breeding program. Because of her experience in a variety of equine disciplines, Taylor has a unique and well-rounded approach to working with the horses at Rancho Corazon.