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Meet Scott DePaolo

Scott has worked in the horse industry in a variety of roles since 1982.  He has managed and operated Butte Creek Scout Ranch  for the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years.  Butte Creek is a working ranch that specializes in western trail rides and extended pack trips for all ages both for the Boy Scouts of America and their families.

Scott has a deep belief in the positive effects of experiential learning and that horses can be used to build character and teach positive personality characteristics. He believes that horses make the teaching of many key personal character traits much more natural and that good horsemanship leads to good "humanmanship" (A word from Scott's personal dictionary).

 

Scott DePaolo is a certified clinician of CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association). He is also certified as a pack and trail clinic instructor, Western and English instructor, EFM instructor, CHA site certifier, and is a Certified Equine Specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. Since the early 2000's, Scott has worked on an equine assisted psychotherapy team using horses to help heal troubled youth and recovering adults. 

 

His hobbies include training bridle horses, competing in ranch roping, reining, and working cow horse events as well as traveling to both teach and participate in ranch horsemanship and roping clinics.

 

Testamonials

"The horsemanship skills that I learned from him have fulfilled me in ways that go beyond horsemanship."

  Scott DePaolo has been my coach, mentor, and friend for over 15 years. The horsemanship skills that I learned from him have fulfilled me in ways that go beyond horsemanship. For example at this point in my life I have not rode a horse in almost 3 years. However feel, timing and balance continue to be horsemanship skill that I use every day to be a loving husband and father to my wife and family. I just want to say thank you to Scott DePoallo for having the same patience and perseverance with me as he did with his horses.

Matt Herman (A.K.A. Hermy)

"I would have never imagined I would be as advanced with horses, cows and people as I am in just a few years."

Scott genuinely cares about your progression. I never imagined I would be as advanced with horses, cows and people as I am in just a few years. Scott really put me ahead of the learning curve.

Andrew Chesney

"When I'm around Scott, I want to watch him, with a keen eye, listen and learn, from a great individual and horseman..." 

Scott is a soft spoken man. When he speaks, when he's working a horse, his passion, knowledge and talent shines... he's a giver, he shares, he cares. One thing I've learned... when I'm around Scott, I want to watch him, with a keen eye, listen and learn, from a great individual and horseman 

Glenn Aust

 

Contact Scott DePaolo

Butte Creek Ranch

13462 South Butte Creek Rd

Scotts Mills Oregon 97375

971.998.5388