Jess and Lisa Arie co-founded Vista Caballo in 2005.
Lisa, a graduate of Hampshire College, is the former CEO and founder of two multi-million dollar companies, and, at ten years old, published her first newspaper article about animal rights and the cruelty of zoos.
The couple named the ranch after a mountain in the distance shaped like a regal horse’s head. The name also reflected the work Lisa and Jess would now do: using “the perspective of a horse” to help people become centered and mindful, so they could reimagine the world and transform their vision of what’s possible.
Today, hundreds of people, including CEOs, financiers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, inventors, doctors, consultants, psychologists, athletes, and families, have gone through the transformative work.
Vista Caballo was recognized as Best In The World for The Environment by B Corp in 2015 and again in 2016.
Each member of our herd is an expert in presence. They have come from all over North America to be here, and they roam freely across our property. The horses invite you to step out of your world and experience theirs.
Many people ask whether they need to have any previous experience with horses. The answer is no. We have had clients with extensive experience and others who have never touched a horse. The one thing they have in common is that when they leave their perspective about horses, among other things, is different.
Vista Caballo is a 160 acre ranch on the back of the Baby Grand Canyon in the ancient Anasazi lands of the Great Sage Plains. At night you watch the Milky Way as it fills the expansive sky. This area is one of the last places on earth with no light pollution. There is no noise pollution. You have your own private, well-appointed cabin. The horses are waiting. You’re in a landscape that is predominantly sky. If a raven flies overhead, you hear air whistling through its wings. If a horse snorts, you sense it. You’re in their world. While you’re experiencing these things, you’re making discoveries about yourself: “This is the thing I’ve always known.” When you finally have said what’s important, you return home. Transformed.