Do you have a group that would benefit from a fun visit to the Ranch? Do you have a group of horse riding friends that want your own private horse clinic? Are you a leader of a children's/youth group, fostering group, or a various ministry looking for a unique day trip to learn about a variety of animal care and about the food that comes from our Ranch? We might be a good fit for a visit. We can tailor the visit to fit the size and needs of each group. Call Crystal at 573-842-8676 to talk through ideas and to get on the schedule!
These lessons are a great way for beginners on up to learn more about horses, horsemanship (how to work with the animal, understanding horse behavior and proper ways to be/act around horses), horse care, equine safety, how to ride properly and much more. Horses are provided for a 4-week course with 1-30 min. session/week. (Multi-child discount available.). Spots will fill up quickly. Call Crystal at 573-842-8676 to reserve your spot!
This is a FUN DAY full of activities between rider and horse to show off what you and your horse can do! A full line up of games and obstacles from "Ride a Buck", "Trail Class" (a big obstacle course), Spoon Race etc. Choose which games to participate in or choose them all, there is just one fee to participate for the day!! Lunch and drinks available for purchase in the "Cowboy Cookie," observers bring a blanket and chairs, riders bring your horse and a winning attitude! Ribbons and prizes awarded to the winner of each game! Be prepared for a fun, family-friendly day at the Ranch! Participants must RSVP with Crystal at 573-842-8676.
These lessons are a great way for beginners on up to learn more about horses, horsemanship (how to work with the animal, understanding horse behavior and proper ways to be/act around horses), horse care, equine safety, how to ride properly and much more. Horses are provided for a 4-week course with 1-30 min. session/week. (Multi-child discount available.) Limited spots available, call Crystal at 573-842-8676 to reserve your spot.
This is a full day of building your horsemanship skills! In a small group setting with fellow horse enthusiasts, there will be lots of instruction and guidance and hands-on individual help. Chad has 15+ years experience running clinics and helping horse riders achieve their goals of overcoming their various obstacles in order to make their horse riding, whether for getting a job done on the ranch or simply riding for pleasure, an enjoyable and life-changing experience. Lunch is included for riders from the "Cowboy Cookie." Observers are welcome to attend. Limited spots available, call 573-842-8676 to RSVP.
Job 38:1, Job 39:19-24 "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said... Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder? Can you frighten him like a locust? His majestic snorting strikes terror. He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He gallops into the clash of arms. He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword. The quiver rattles against him, The glittering spear and javelin. He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded."
"Horsemanship is the art of mastering our own movements, thoughts, emotions and behavior" ~Ray Hunt
"You've got to give something you never gave to get something you never had" ~Ray Hunt
Training and working with horses is like learning to overcome life's obstacles. How we address and confront issues in life such as fear, control, impatience and misunderstanding, directly correlate with how we interact with our horse and sometimes this interaction needs some help, or even a "re-start." Using methods heavily influenced by the vaquero-style cowboy tradition, we take horses on a month-by-month basis. In an effort to build and create a new language built on trust, we look to establish a healthy working relationship between the horse and owner. We encourage the owner to come and watch training sessions, learn about this new relationship so that they can be as much a part of the effort towards change as the horse himself.
Phone Number: (1) 573-512-0391
Incredibly nourishing and wonderful when you want to pamper yourself all day long. 4 ounce bar.
If soap can be romantic, this one will make a girl feel like a woman. Imagine a rose garden in full bloom no matter what time of the year. 4 ounce bar.
Made with the relaxing scents of chamomile and lavender, its like drinking a cup of warm chamomile tea in the shower! 4 ounce bar.
A little touch of Autumn, this soap is made by adding cloves, finely ground oats and raw honey. 4 ounce bar.
Maybe you're a hunter who needs no-scent soap or have sensitivities to fragrances yet still desire nourishing qualities; this is a pure and simple lye soap. 4 ounce bar.
Our newest creation, this soap is fresh and perfect for helping clear the senses. 4 ounce bar.
Something fresh, plenty of lather, and a scrub to get those hands clean: Originally designed for men but quickly became a favorite for us women. Plus everything, even down to the blue colorant, is all natural. 4 ounce bar.
Loving our Missouri forests, this soap is my husband’s creation: it looks and smells like you’ve just cut down a Cedar tree. 4 ounce bar.
If you are one of the unfortunate ones to whom bugs are attracted when you step out your front door, this soap is for you. Before you spray your loved ones with harmful chemical sprays, lather up your little ones and yourself with this soap instead if you are planning an outdoorsy day. Made with a blend of citronella and other “bug off” essential oils to keep those bugs at bay! 4 ounce bar.
Get ready for truly healthy skin summer or winter! Upon application it feels a tad "greasy" but wait for it... give your skin a moment to drink its nourishment... and voila! Silky, moist skin the way it was meant to look and feel. A little goes a long way! Made with a beeswax base - the only lotion base untouched by man. For normal, dry, and sensitive skin. 4 ounce jar.
One of the difficulties when making the transition to an all natural lifestyle is finding an effective deodorant. When you work hard all day, your body odor does not need to let the world know! Designed to allow your body to breath so it does not clog your pores; it is made for both men and women. 4 ounce jar.
You will absolutely think you experienced a day spa at home! I had no idea what I had been missing all of these years! These are excellent paired with a goat's milk soap. Click the "i" icon for the list of 7 scrubs to choose from! 16 ounce jar.
Made for the most sensitive skin in mind, we use this for our whole family. It gets our cowboy jeans clean even on the hardest working days here on the ranch and yet it is soft enough for our baby girl's skin and dresses. Made using our Goat Milk Stain Stick and other natural ingredients, give your clothes a wash or two to remove all the commercial petro-chemicals. Your clothes and skin will be thankful for the difference! Use in both Regular and HE machines. 2lb will do about 25 large loads.
Instead of commercial chemical options, spot clean your clothes with this stain stick made with our nourishing goat's milk. Gently rub onto those stubborn spots and wash as usual. 5oz bar...if you are a "DIYourselfer" and make your own detergent...grate 2 bars of the Stain Stick instead of other laundry soap bars for a 100% natural end product!
Made using aroma therapeutic-grade essential oils, and excellent for reducing swelling, use as a drawing agent or simply to relax after a long day. Use a quarter bag for a foot soak or half a bag for a single use in a warm bath. 15 ounce bag. Click the "i" icon for the list of bath salts!
This exfoliator specifically designed for our face is to be used to just lightly slough off the dead skin without stripping our face of its natural oils. Wonderful when paired with a goat’s milk soap or if doing a “hot oil cleanse.” Made with finely ground organic nuts and oats. 8 ounce jar.
Designed for hunters, those who don't like any scent and those whose sensitive skin won't tolerate even essential oils.
Something minty fresh, plenty of lather, and a scrub to get those hands clean: just what the men have been asking for, plus everything, even down to the blue colorant, is all natural.
Loving our Missouri forests, this soap is my husband’s creation: it looks and smells like you’ve just cut down a Cedar tree.
If you are one of the unfortunate ones to whom bugs are attracted when you step out your front door, this soap is for you. Before you spray yourself with harmful chemical sprays, lather up with this soap instead if you are planning to be outside. Effective to keep ticks, mosquitoes etc away! Made with a blend of citronella and other “bug off” essential oils. Safe to bathe your dogs and animals with too! 4oz bar
Why search for 4 products when you could buy ONE and SOLVE IT ALL! Use this balm as after shave, naturally style hair, moisturize the scalp, and Shine & TAME that BEARD! Use it ANYWHERE you need an ounce of masculine spirit and a healing touch. It's the new Manly Thing!
Natural AND Effective deodorant is HARD to find for a woman much less a man. When we started making and we both started using this deodorant 4+ years ago we have never looked back! YES. It’s strong enough to withstand your hardest working days, Men!
Rustic Handcrafted Wooden Box with Apphia Men's Logo face burned on the lid made by my Cowboy Husband, is designed for the Cowboy in us all. Comes with 2 Men's bar soaps, a Mens Deodorant and an Anywhere Balm. If you have a specific request on soap please say so, otherwise it will be Heart of Cedar and The Working Man's Blueberry Seed scrub. Made to Order. Please allow 3-4 weeks.
Made with our goats milk for extra PH Balance and plenty of lather, throw it in your favorite cup, lather up with your favorite bristle brush or just in your hands and Voila! Great for any skin type even sensitive skin!
You asked and here it is. For the traveling man, or the traditionalist who likes his bar in a cup and has his own brush, this is our men's Goat Milk Shaving Soap in a mason jar with a leak proof lid.
This a Great Gift set for the Man who is ALL about his BEARD LINE, the Every-Day Shaver or a Coming-of-Age gift! The set includes the Goat Milk Shaving Soap in a Traveling Jar complete with a Beautiful wood-handled Badger hair Brush. Softest and most durable Brush Set will leave his face silky smooth. Recommend following with the Anywhere Balm for the perfect final moisturizing touch.
Rustic Handcrafted Wooden Box with Apphia Men's Logo face burned on the lid made by my Cowboy Husband, is designed for the Cowboy in us all. Includes Shaving Soap in Travel Jar, Badger Hair Brush and Anywhere Balm. Made to Order. Please allow 3-4 weeks.
These little figurines are just the right size for little hands! Get kids involved in making bath time fun as they choose their favorite bag of soap “toys.” Super gentle and nourishing for their beautiful skin. Made with calming Chamomile and Lavender essential oil. Great for skin suffering from eczema, psoriasis, extremely dry skin etc. Be cautious it is not “tear free.” Follow up with the Baby Balm for a touch of moisturizing lotion.
When they are in the diaper stage, babies need something that is IMMEDIATELY effective for extremely sore, red and blistering bums! Change up their food and spread on this ointment made with amazing healing herbs. Then as they grow up into the walking, running, climbing and falling stages, instead of using commercial antiseptics with a petroleum base, try using this all natural healing salve for all those “boo-boos” instead!
After bath time, babies love to be gently massaged. Use this lotion to nourish their skin and scalps to help with cradle cap, and other skin needs.
You will notice the difference when you switch your clothes to this all natural detergent made with our nourishing Goats Milk. We use it for our whole family. It cleans my husband’s cowboy jeans and yet is gentle enough for our babies’ softest dresses. Give your clothes a few washes with this detergent to get all the petrochemicals out of them and you will shout the difference! Use in Regular or HE machines. Rinse with ½ cup vinegar for a disinfectant and fabric softener.
We are a team…Ranching Cowboy Husband & City girl turned Rancher Wife. What a DUO! Together we make things exciting!! AND we make exciting things!! What started out as Apphia Jean needed to branch off for the men. With a combined 10+ years research into natural and God-designed life, here we present a Men’s Line for the hardworking man. The cracked-hands need healing. The rough skin needs a refreshing balance. The beards need a Masculine, Sexy softness for their ladies. We use our goat’s milk, only natural ingredients, and 100% essential oils and it’s all made in our home kitchen. This is our continued journey.
Everything seems to change when we first become a parent! But one thing remains the same: From the moment we first lay eyes on our new baby till the time they are grown and gone, we want the BEST for our children!! And that means staying far from chemicals, parabens and things that are known carcinogens or encourage skin damage on our kids!! Being a mom of now three children under 8 years old, it’s not only a goal, it’s my calling to take care of what has been entrusted to me. Now I share with you some of my products that I will only use on my own children, some of whom have extremely sensitive skin. No matter how young, these products are safe for our newest little babies and all the way up! We use only natural ingredients, 100% essential oils and it’s all made in my home kitchen. This is my continued journey as Mom.
Apphia Jean started as a tiny seed. A thought. A dream. Now, Apphia is one part of Valley Vision Ranch. Apphia Jean is the WOMEN'S LINE of Goat Milk Soaps and Natural Products. In a world saturated with products full of everything unnatural, we lather chemicals, alcohol, mineral oil and parabens on our skin--things meant to preserve and pamper but we believe we are suffering the consequences. We invite you to join us on our journey of excitement and discovery of what was originally Created to preserve our health and promote our healing! We use only natural ingredients, 100% Essential Oils and its all made in our home kitchen. This is my continued journey. This is Apphia Jean.
I looked for a long time for the right trainer for my two young horses, Fritz and Sassy. Fritz had been terribly abused as a colt before he was rescued by our local horse rescue which is where I bought him. I knew he would never overcome being hurt again, so my goal was to find a kind trainer, one who would train him to accept humans and be responsive to them, without fearing them. Chad Johnson is exactly what I was looking for! He trained my two horses beautifully. I couldn't be happier with the result and I heartily recommend him, without a moments hesitation, to anyone looking for a great horse trainer. An added bonus for me was meeting Chad's equally amazing wife Crystal, and their three darling children. They are a wonderful family, and have created a beautiful environment in the country to raise their children in. I can't wait to try Crystal's goat cheese and soap and look forward to seeing them all again in the future!Jan A. ~ Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri: Horse Client
I have had the pleasure of knowing Chad and his family for over 10 years. I have entrusted Chad with my personal horses and have sent more than 20 horses to him for training and evaluations for placement, through the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary. The horses from the Rescue may have been abused, abandoned, neglected or surrendered for many different reasons; and for a handful of these horses, Chad has been our last resort and hope to regain the horses’ trust, confidence and willingness to accept human companionship, in order to place them in safe and loving forever homes. Chad’s compassion for these magnificent animals resonates through his mutual respect and partnership between horse and man. He has a calm and natural approach to helping each horse learn through reassuring them to make good decisions and the right choices when asked. Chad has never turned down a horse in need and has accomplished amazing results with a few of our horses that were thought to be “hopeless”. Personally, I would never entrust my horses to anyone else!Donna Ogle: Director and Vice President, MO Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary