Adventures At Red Horse Mountain Ranch: Learn About Our Mega Zip and Challenge Course!

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What do you expect from a dude ranch vacation? Family ranch vacations are definitely about the riding and taking a unique trip beyond the typical beach or cruise vacation, but Red Horse offers much more than riding! Here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch our Challenge Course and Mega Zip offer an amazing experience that people inquiring about ranch destinations might not expect from a dude ranch, and these activities often end up being the favorites of the week for many! The Mega Zip, which was a new addition for our 2012 season, has been a huge hit!  Everyone always has a blast down at the fishing pond on Mega Zip day.  Even for guests who have experienced a zip-line before, most have not had the chance to end it with an exhilarating water landing!  For those who decide not to participate, it is just as fun to hang out and watch the kids, family members, and friends descend down a 1,100 ft zip-line, dropping a total of 100 feet.  The weight range for our Mega Zip ranges a minimum of 60 « Continue »

Red Horse Mountain Ranch: The Perfect Place for All-Inclusive Family Reunions!

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect place for a family reunion! Whether your family get-together is a group of 10 or less, or 20+, there will be a place for you at Red Horse.  Our Hilltop cabin can easily fit a group of 10-12, while our diverse selection of cabins near the lodge can fit any combination of families as well. Check out our wide spread of activities that can be a blast for all ages! There is always something exciting going on from a morning horseback ride or fly fishing trip, to an afternoon of kayaking or sporting clays- and finish the day off with our delicious ranch dinners and some live music and a campfire. One of the greatest things about a dude ranch vacation, especially at Red Horse Mountain, is mealtime!  For all meals you can sit down and take time to eat with family, especially a family reunion vacation where you get to visit with those you don’t get to see too often.  Long work days and contrasting schedules can make it hard for families to spend enough « Continue »

Horses 101: A Few Things to Know About Horses For Your Dude Ranch Experience!

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Here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch we put a great deal of work into making sure our horses are happy and healthy, after all, what would a dude ranch be without its wonderful equines?  Many people come to the ranch with a wide base of horse knowledge, but many guests that come here for vacation are here to learn and experience a dude ranch for the first time, and understanding horses can make riding them more enjoyable! Horses are a unique animal, just like humans, and require extensive care.  There are a few important things to know about taking care of horses at a dude ranch.  First, they eat a ton of hay! Literally, here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch our horses consume 320 + tons of hay per year.  In general, the average 1,000 lb horse will consume around 20 lbs of hay per day, however just like humans, caloric intake also depends on outside temps and exercise.  It is also important to understand that each individual horse has its own distinctive personality, and this plays an « Continue »

Top Ten Reasons Why Red Horse Mountain Ranch has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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…a big thanks to our guests that took the time to go online and share their experience! # 1: Our Horses of Course! Our healthy herd of horses are one of the main reasons people love this ranch. Experienced dude ranch goers and lifelong horse owners continue to be impressed with the caliber of our horses. Each week, we specifically match the horses to each individual rider, from the advanced riders to three-year olds! # 2: Staff A close run for number one, our wonderful staff is one of the biggest reasons guests, both new and returning, visit Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Connections are made between our staff and guests that turn into friendships that last beyond their vacation. What a talented, kind, and thoughtful crew. Every single person, from wranglers, to housekeepers, to kitchen crew, were always on the lookout for ways to make your stay special # 3: Diversified Activities You don’t have to be all about the riding to enjoy your time here! With all of the activities we « Continue »