Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

Yehaw!!! Snow for our Dude Ranch Halloween!!!

Mountain Lodge Horse Back Riding in the Snow Hmmmm…… The weather people call for an October total of 2.9 inches of snow for our area. We got that three weeks ago, and it disappeared the next morning, as October snow should. The aspens still claim October as theirs; time to show off their golden leaves. Oops! Wait a minute – …

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Meet our Dude Ranch Horses and Staff: Asia!

An Adventure Vacation Trail Rider: Asia Asia is a beautiful little girl. Just look at those eyes! Easy to catch, groom and tack. Good all-around – in the arena, in the pasture or on the trail. Neck reins, never argues, can be fast if you ask her! This is a horse with lots of heart and potential. She is young, …

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Bears Invade Dude Ranch! (and Mooses too!)

Guest Ranch take-over!!! –After successfully keeping momma black bear and her cubs out of the dumpster and the kitchen all summer, Sundance Trail Guest Ranch has been been completely overrun with bears… and mooses*!! -Take home a bear as a memory of your ranch vacation! Or maybe a Christmas present from your family vacation. Looks like there’s a whole herd …

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Meet our Dude Ranch Horses and Staff: Dusty!

Guest Ranch Vacation Old-timer Dusty! Dusty is about 35 years old. He is a solid professional, and refuses to retire. He loves kids, and when saddled, gets in line and follows the leader. A great teacher for beginners, a great buddy horse for a kid on an adventure vacation. Dusty is missing most of his grinders and is fat because …

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Meet our Dude Ranch Horses and Staff: Annie!

Trail riding on Annie is a great adventure vacation! She has a very fast walk, which some riders enjoy, and which intimidates some anxious riders. She has very sensitive sides. Annie loves to run! The whole forest is her dude ranch!!! She has never bucked, spun, reared or tried to unseat her rider. But she has a mind of her …

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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