John Hauer is the owner and operator of two ranches, a 1,400-acre ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a ranch located on the banks of the Colorado River north of Moab, Utah. In the past, his ranching operations have used Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Morgans, and Peruvian Pasos, but since his “conversion,” the focus is exclusively on mules. John and his wife, Sena, buy, sell, raise and ride mules on their ranch north of Moab. John has co-authored college text books on travel and tourism, and has had articles about mules published in The Saturday Evening Post and in Mules and More, a monthly publication for the mule aficionado.
The Hauer Ranch has been a popular movie destination because of its classic American West landscape. Sandstone formations, towering cliffs, broad vistas and the Colorado River set the stage for the quintessential cowboy movie. Structures on the ranch have been made to look like Old West buildings, with classic board-and-batten materials and boardwalk porches. See trail rides