Get Ready Ladies, Girls’ Getaway Week is Full!

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31 ladies. 85 horses. 7 Days. The entire ranch all to themselves. 2011 Girls' Getaway week is going to be our best ladies week to date. Moms and daughters and friends catching up from all over the United States; West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, and Illinois are all represented among the gals scheduled to arrive. Most likely, a whole new group of friends will be made during our week long stay at the ranch. We've put together the perfect week, with a few surprises to boot.  Everyone will be arriving on Sunday, September 25th and our first wine tasting of two regional favorites will begin the week. After our candlelight dinner, we'll be meeting up with the herd of horses, taking a tour of the ranch, and relaxing near the campfire. The Rocky Mountain elk herd will also be in full rut this week and we'll most likely have the chance to hear the elk bugling on the ranch early in the morning or late in the evening. Ladies should expect to bring a good « Continue »

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Opens the 2011 Season with more guided adventures!

Hannah Thomas on Horseback

New horses. New guided adventures. New accommodations. The final touches are being made at the ranch for this upcoming summer vacation season (which is almost completely full!) and the excitement is building for what could be our best season ever. The 2011 summer season is topped with the opening of the Hilltop Residence as our newest guest accommodations, even more guided adventures, and a long list of additions to our summer program especially for the kids. For those of you coming to the ranch this summer, we wanted to give a little preview of what to expect. We've also included our typical ranch schedule too! NEW! Pottery Barn We've been working hard and the new Pottery Barn is complete on the ranch. Kids and adults now have the opportunity to mold clay, work on a clay wheel, and do a little painting on pottery items to take home with them. We're very excited about the Pottery Barn and we know the kids will love it! NEW! Long Distance Shooting Increasing our line up « Continue »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Bars

You might recognize this dessert from ranch. Another one of Lauren's recipes. Enjoy! Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Bars Makes one 9”x13” pan. Melt over the stove or in the microwave: 2.5 oz Milk chocolate ¼ cup + 2 Tbs Peanut butter Stir in: 1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs Press this mixture into a 9”x13” pan lined with parchment or waxed paper. Place in the freezer while making the filling. Melt over the stove or in the microwave: 10 oz Milk chocolate ½ cup Peanut butter Pour into the bowl of an electric mixer. In a sauce pan, heat, just to the point of scalding: ¾ cup Milk ¼ tsp Salt Pour half of the milk over the chocolate mixture. Beat until the milk is full incorporated. Add the remaining milk and whip on high for about 5 minutes, until the mixture cools to room temperature. In a separate bowl, whip to soft peaks: 1 cup Heavy cream Fold into the chocolate mixture. Spread over the cookie base and return to the freezer. Freeze until « Continue »

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

I know many of you have taken part in Lauren's scones and she graciously gave this up. We would have added a photo but they never last long enough. We hope you enjoy! Makes 6, I’ve included variations to make these dairy-free as well. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. In a bowl, combine: 1 ½ c Rice flour ½ c Tapioca flour 1 Tbsp Baking powder ½ tsp Salt 1 tsp Xanthan gum ½ tsp Cinnamon ¼ tsp Nutmeg ¼ tsp Cloves 4 Tbsp Brown sugar Rub in: 7 Tbsp Butter (vegetable shortening) The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. Separately, mix together: ½ c Pumpkin puree 1 Egg (egg replacer) 3 Tbsp Maple syrup 3 Tbsp Buttermilk (rice milk + ¼ tsp vinegar) Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry mixture until the dough is evenly moistened and mixed. On the table, shape the dough into a flattened disk and cut into 6 wedges. Place on a baking sheet and brush with milk (rice milk). Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack and « Continue »

Top 10 Questions (and Answers) About our Dude Ranch Vacations.

Dude Ranch Vacations at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Here are some typical questions and answers to help you decide if Red Horse Mountain Ranch fits the ranch vacation you're looking for. You can also get more information from our FAQ page, or just hop on the phone and give the ranch a ring at (888) 689-9680.#1. Is there a place we can do some laundry? Better yet, a laundry service is provided. We'd much rather you spent your time with your family or out on an adventure! During your laundry day, it will be picked up at your cabin and delivered back to your cabin by the end of the day. #2. What percentage of your guests bring kids? During the summer season (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend), you can expect to have between 10-15 kids on the ranch ranging from 3-11 years of age. Earlier in June we don't have as many children because many of the school districts are still in session. As the ranch enters the fall, we'll have no children on the ranch since school is back in session and also because of our adult weeks (such « Continue »