We have had an unseasonably warm fall here at the ranch which has allowed us to get a LOT of things accomplished. And as you know, most all of what we do in the fall is prepping for the snow but also looking forward to and preparing for our next dude ranch season. Summer of 2016 will be here before you know it!
So, here's what we've been up to! After the dude ranch season ended on September 25th, the staff started dwindling and we winterized the wall tents where they stayed all summer. But, before they left, we did have time to paint one last cabin. Here's a shot to the right of Aspen cabin (one of the 1-bedroom cabins) with a new coat of paint and decorations.
1) You're taken seriously and get a horse that matches your experience level.
Before you ever go out riding with us, we have a step-by-step guide on how to rate yourself. And, whether we gather that information over the phone or via email, we try to get the best sense of your personality, what you'd like out of a horse (temperament, not color), and how you'd rate yourself as a horse person. We're not perfect every time, but doing our homework helps ensure that your steed is going to match you pretty well.
2) We don't just throw you up there and tell you to hang on for dear life.
Before your ride, Bex or one of her trusted wranglers, will give you a short horse orientation. It's not meant to bore you but instead to give you tips on how to make your ride more safe and enjoyable. Not every place you ride will be the same. Some folks teach plow reining and some teach neck reining...wouldn't it be nice to know how to steer your horse?