Cowboy rules for Sundance Trail Dude Ranch

If you are a city dude, this list of rules may help you ease into being a dude ranch cowboy:

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot. Where did you ever get the idea that cowgirls are attracted to butt-cracks???

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain’t crooked.

3. They are horses/cattle/goats/chickens. That’s why they smell like they do. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don’t like it? I-10, I-40, I-70 and I-80 go east and west, I-17, I-15, I-25 and I-35 goes north and south. Pick one and go.

4. Every person in the Wild West waves. It’s called being friendly.

5. The horses don’t spook at gunfire, but they do spook at cell phones ringing. If that cell phone rings while we are on a ride, we WILL shoot it outa your hand. You better hope you don’t have it up to your ear at the time.

6. We open doors for women. That’s applied to all women, regardless of age.

7. You bring ‘Coke’ into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring ‘Mary Jane’ into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

8. The Marlboro Man is dead – lung cancer. Modern cowboys, especially dude ranch cowboys, don’t smoke or chew. If you do, then don’t come here. Non-negotiable.

9. Turn down that stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain’t music, anyway. We don’t want to hear it anymore than we want to see your drawers! Refer back to #1!

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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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