Quicksilver Ranch, Solvang

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Quicksilver Ranch, Solvang
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NOTE: This ranch is temporarily closed during renovations (2024), but it's nice to drive by and see the animals from the road.
Quicksilver Ranch is the prettiest place! Here amongst greenery and with the backdrop of Solvang's hills is a little farm with miniature horses. You can stop and have a look at the horses. There's almost always some other mothers there bringing their curious toddlers to see the animals too. If you come in June you may be lucky enough to see the baby horses- they are adorable, wobbling along on baby legs close to their mothers. And they have such fluffy-looking manes! It's the cutest sight ever! They come right up to the fence next to you.
After your visit, head down Alamo Pintado Rd to Sunny Fields Park, an amazing medieval-themed playground! Then stop in Solvang for a lovely walk around the Danish buildings past colorful flowerpots (this is great during the week but too crowded on weekends). For other nice farms to visit, check out the Blueberry Farm or Ostrichland in Buellton.

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Autumn on the farm.

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Lovely view of the hill above Quicksilver Ranch.

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Baby horses with their mothers, in June.

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Mini miniature horse and mama.

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So cute!

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A baby with fluffy mane next to its mama.

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Lazing in the sun.

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Wobbling along on baby legs.

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Directions

Quicksilver Ranch is located at 1555 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang CA 93463, call (805) 686-4002. You can stop by anytime between 10am and 3pm to look at the animals. In June you can see baby animals.
Head east from Solvang town on Hwy 246 and turn left on Alamo Pintado Rd. You will see the miniature horses on your left and can turn into the driveway and park.

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The Bird Guy

2011-01-08 20:35:00

AWESOME animals !!!! I saw your show on animal TV.... I live in Hawaii and I have to and always wanted a mini..... I have to work something out.... I am a photogragher with Tropical Birds.... here is my website www,birdguyhawaii.com and a beautiful Pony would be a big big hit !!!!! Please tell me where I can get the best info about these animals !!!! I will check the regulations in my area.... I will move to the country if I have too.... Aloha Marie (I think) Love to hear from you in return !!!! Aloha !!!! I am a country boy at heart !!!! My return e-mail is birdguyhawaii@hotmail.com : )

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kris

2010-08-27 23:36:00

heading to solvang tomorrow from santa clarita for the weekend..can\'t wait to see the horses and enjoy the cooler weather

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