New Dude Ranch Barn Manager

Dude Ranch Justin Graduation

Dude Ranch Justin Graduation

God dropped Mr. Justin Ripley onto our laps just when we most needed him (Notes about LeAndra’s latest adventures coming soon; I’m waiting for pictures.)

And what a gift he has been. Careful, we now have two Justin’s: “our” dude ranch Justin the barn manager, and “LeAndra’s Justin” who is our neighbor, friend and local Department of Wildlife Officer.

Our dude ranch Justin, originally from Indiana, has experience as a vet tech, and as a med tech – corpsman from his years in the army. Justin is an experienced horseman, and experienced horse trainer, a dude wrangler, and was Barn Manager at one of our neighbor Colorado dude ranches for a number of years.

He can do everything around here except cook, and Ellen has plans to change that!

Justin brought his horse, Doc, and two dogs, Sassie and Misha.

What is this picture all about? Dude ranch dancing! More details to follow soon.

Justin & Cyril dancing

Justin & Cyril dancing

Justin has big plans for our little ol’ dude ranch. Hard wood floors are going into the recreation barn and the dining room for dancing, and this week he’s “scoping out” the property for “just the right spot” for a volley ball court.

So screw your hat down tight, looks like a dude ranch rodeo year!