Nathan Hudson ~ Owner and General Manager
Nathan has been involved with horses since 2004, and has a natural way of working with them. He is kind, loving and most important, patient with the horses. Nathan started with an OTTB mare who was a good learning experience for him. Since then, he has gotten involved with Tennessee Walkers, and is in love with their temperaments and gaits. The natural ability of a smooth ride that you can sit for hours out on the trails has him enjoying many trail rides.
Nathan also does all the up-keep, building and maintenance of the property. He’s a very easy person to get along with, and is always looking for ways to improve not only the property, but also ways in working with horses.
Michelle Steiner ~ Barn Manager and “all around girl”
Michelle has been around horses for most of her life, with several years “out of the loop” because “life happened”. Her first horse was a Paint, that she was able to purchase for her 35th Birthday. Since then, she has become involved with Tennessee Walkers, and loves to trail ride. The mild temperament, the easy gaits, and the loyalty that these horses give her, makes it easy for her to admire and love this breed. She still loves her QH breeds and will always enjoy the agility of these horses.
Michelle takes care of the barn, feeding, cleaning, setting up the property, moving things around, and plans for the future of Cloud 9 Ranch. Michelle also is the webmaster for the Cloud 9 Ranch website, and Equestrian Days.
Organizations and Associations:
TWHBEA since 2007
Back Country Horsemen of East TN since 2006
BCHET since 2005