Meghan Taylor is our Head Wrangler, fueled by passion for the beauty of the land and her love of horses. There is no one better than she to lead our herd of 100+ horses and take care of all our barnyard friends. Enjoy her storied moments from the Ranch. She’s making sure all the animals will be ready for when you return!
“As a member of The Alisal barn team, it’s been easy to get lost in the sheer beauty of this ranch. It’s enough to let your mind wander for hours on end. Growing up in Santa Barbara, I was, and still am, absolutely in love with horses. Coming to work at The Alisal, a ranch with such a strong history, and getting to work with a herd of 100+ horses, was basically a dream come true. I just didn’t know what an impact it would have.
Over the past 7 years, there has not been a single time that turning into the driveway or riding through our rolling hills has not taken my breath away. I feel blessed to have witnessed the joy from our guests as they share their special Alisal moments from a child’s first steps and horseback rides, to proposals, weddings, and birthday celebrations. So many lasting connections have been made here and whether it’s visiting families or staff, strangers seem to become family at The Alisal.
With close to 150 animals on property, there has been very little downtime. Horses are healthy and enjoying the green grass of pastures, and the critters of the barnyard are getting as many snuggles as we can fit into the day. I sit here, dreaming. I am dreaming of once again sharing this ranch I get to call home. I am dreaming of having my work family back together with the passion and enthusiasm that comes with doing what we love. I am dreaming of seeing all the smiling faces of our guests and hearing about the new connections being made here every day.” – Meghan Taylor, Head Wrangler