Rick and Liz Schatz are the proud owners of Flying Oaks Ranch and are Marchador enthusiasts. They specialize in raising and training Marchadors with a passion for excellence in each individual. Their ranch, nestled in the Tall Grass Prairies of Northern Oklahoma, features top of the line ranch, performance, and pleasure horses.
Some of the foundation bloodlines that can be found at Flying Oaks Ranch are Abaiba, Herdade, and Tabatinga. Rick and Liz also helped to introduce the Marchador breed to the United States by partnering with Cascade Marchadors in Oregon.
Flying Oaks Ranch offers a different way of raising horses: in their natural environment. Our Stallion Ator runs free in the pastures with the mares, which allows for pasture breeding and pasture foaling.
In the fall all horses are brought in for vaccinations, worming, farrier work, and to wean the foals. The weaned foals are moved to a barn and paddock with daily feeding and handling through the winter months. In the barn area we have a loading area with a standard livestock trailer, this trailer is open at all times giving the weaned foals a chance to have daily play time in the trailer getting them acquainted to trailers at same time. In the spring the weaned foals are turned loose into the pastures and are only handled two times a year for worming and vaccinations until two/three years of age.
We believe this gives the young horses a chance to grow in a natural habitat and contributes to a more confident and well-rounded horse as training is started and that confidence will remain all through its adult life.
Want to visit us? You are always welcome at Flying Oaks Ranch near Kaw City, Oklahoma to see all of our fabulous horses and experience one of the smoothest rides possible on horseback.