Each evening our Head Wrangler comes around to your dinner table to find out what type of ride you want to do the following day. You can choose to take a morning and/or afternoon ride with lunch at the ranch. Or, we’ll pack your lunch and you can hit the trail for the day enjoying a picnic along the trail. You pick the speed for each day (i.e., slow, medium, or fast), and we’ll put in a group with similar riders. We KNOW that spending your riding nose-to-tail can be the most boring type of riding there is! That’s why we cater each ride to each guest! Whether this is your first time mounting a horse or you’ve ridden your entire life, we’ll exceed your expectations of a Colorado horseback riding vacation and then some!
Each morning our wranglers run our 130-head horse herd into the corral. They are fed, groomed and tacked up all before breakfast. Feel free to head down with your hand-delivered cup of coffee and watch from our benches. Your rides will leave and return into the corral each day.
Meet the Herd
As a guest at our ranch, you will be assigned a horse for your week’s stay. Each horse has has his or her own unique features and personality – as the week goes on, you will get to know all of these traits! We bred many of the horses at the ranch, so you will see a lot of siblings in the bunch. You might also notice that it is common for horses to find a best friend(s) and stick with them. Take a look to find your favorite!
Learn About Our Kids’ Program
Kids’ rides are undeniably popular as the young cowhands venture out to ride as a group. After lunch, they enjoy building forts and playing games with their counselors. Personal instruction is given out on the trail by our experienced wrangling staff.
With a herd of 135+ horses, it is our duty to constantly be evaluating each horse to determine if their specific health needs, dietary requirements, and happiness are being met at our ranch. When we decide a horse is no longer a good fit for our program, we reach out to Drifters Hearts of Hope Horse Rescue. DHOH is a non profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming horses and we are so blessed to be partnered with such an incredible group. Our horses are like family and their happiness is of the utmost important to us. With the help of DHOH, we can ensure every horse is in a loving home and we can follow along on their new journey.