The Shifty Jack is a small 8 1/2 acre ranch located about 2 miles north of Ash Fork, in the Kaibab Estates West area. On the ranch we have a barn with four 12' x 36' horse stalls. Just to the outside east end is a double covered stall with a large fenced area. The stalls are partially covered (about 2/3) by the barn roof and open to the South-East. The barn has power and lights for evening access. The stalls are accessible from inside the barn and, on the other end, open up into a two acre excercise/training area. In the summer, the fly population is contolled to a minimum with Fly Preditors and ceiling fans in each stall.
We have 2 training arenas that are an acre each and can be gated off to separate them. There is are plenty of room to just go riding with your horse just outside our front gate! Except for the main road comming in (Double A Ranch Road), all the roads are dirt and have very little traffic. Some of the roads are maintened by the county. There is also access to the Kaibab National Forest approximately a 1/2 mile away.
On the South-West side of our training arenas is a round pen for excercise or training that is 60' in diameter. We also have 4 1/2 acres of grazing field with one acre sparated on the other side of the property.
On the South-West side of the barn, is our Hay Barn. The Hay Barn has three 12' x 36' sections. We have a shed and store some or our out door tools there, but there is still plenty of room to stack hay. We have a tack room in the barn for all your supplies.
All fencing is animal friendly. The fence is made up of 2" iron pipe set into 12' frame sections. All the pipe is welded together and has 4 strands of 3/16" steel cable threaded in the gap between the top and ground. Overall there is about 3,000 feet of fencing.
Well, here we are! right here. You will have to zoom out a little bit to get a better perspective on our location. Or zoom in to get a better view of the ranch.
Most people want to get a look at facilities, before they commit to boarding their horse. We welcome visitors, and will give you the nickel tour if you call us in advance. Except for a quick trip to the store, we are always home. However, we are not always in a position to answer the phone. So if one of us does not answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
Ash Fork is about 50 miles west of Flagstaff on the North side of Interstate 40 at Exit 146 (East side of Ash Fork). And the Shifty Jack Ranch is about two miles north of town. State Highway 89, from the Prescott, Chino Valley, and Pauldin area, intersects with I-40 at Exit 146.
Why, this is Jack!
Jack is a 3 year old Springer Spaniel, and he loves horses. He shares the ranch with two brothers (Lucky and Steve) and one sister (Gracie). Gracie's in charge!
Coming from I40, Exit 146, (or 89 North) you will enter Ash Fork on Lewis Avenue (one-way street heading west). Unless you need to stop for gas or refreshment, go past the Shell Gas Station (right side) and the Corral Market (left side).
The first cross road you will encounter is 1st Street/Double A Ranch Road. Turn right on to Double A Ranch Road. Double A Ranch Road will bend to the left and then continue across the rail road tracks. Unless there is a train going by, continue on Double A Ranch Road for about 2 miles. During that 2 miles you will pass over two cattle guards.
Just after the second cattle guard, on your left, is Canyon Road. Turn left on Canyon Road and go for 1/2 mile to Ann Lane.
Turn right on Ann Lane. The Shifty Jack Ranch entrance gate will be on your left, between two triangular planters.
The map on the right was lifted from Google and then modified. The Yellow line shows the route to our front gate. You can use this Google link to get directions directly from Google and get a better overall view. Overall, we are pretty easy to find.
Now some of you sharp readers may be wondering why the address is W. Valley Circle and we are directing you to the entrance on Ann Lane. It is a little odd but it turns out that acreage is split into 6 parcels and even though the house faces Ann Lane it is on the acre that faces W. Valley Circle.