Meet Our Wranglers Justin & Kelsea


Meet Justin and Kelsea. They are two of our outstanding guides here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Justin is a local boy and his love for the outdoors started at age four when he began riding horse and shooting guns. He served in the National Guard 6 years with 3 years of active duty and has just graduated college with a degree in education. He hopes to get a job teaching and continue to come back to Red Horse for the summers to help take care of our wonderful guests. His favorite activity to guide is the all day ride which takes  you up to a lofty spot that helps you see beautiful Idaho and even Washington for miles. He also loves to take people out to the sporting clays range and help them become comfortable with handling guns. He enjoys his job because he works alongside really great staff and he gets to show off the area he  grew up in to our guests. He started working for Red Horse in 2010. If you ever had the joy of working side by side with him at the barn,  you know there is « Continue »

It’s your vacation, you can paint if you want to.


"Vacation: a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity; usually used for rest, recreation." Here at Red Horse Mountain Guest Ranch we have more than enough activities to keep you busy during your stay, from the horseback riding, to the sporting clays, kayaking, and zip lines. The ranch also has plenty of space and places to relax, from the porches to the fishing pond. Today one of our wonderful guests spent spent the morning sketching and painting some of the horses that were left back at the barn after the morning rides had left.   « Continue »

Unique Reunions

fam reunion

When you get a bunch of people together for a reunion you have a lot of personalities and interests to satisfy. Here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, our staff love helping families have unforgettable reunions. We have something for everyone and pride ourselves on being professionals in this business. Families who come here for a reunion have many options to keep themselves as busy or as "un" busy ask they want. Each day offers various guided adventures. From our main feature of horseback riding, to sporting clays, archery, kayaking, zip-lines, and fishing, everyone will find something to do. Each member of the family is assigned their own horse for the week and our guides make sure you are not only safe, but that you go home with new exciting experiences and a camera full of memories. Barn manager Tyler Cress has this to say about why he loves to see families come to Red Horse Mountain Ranch for their reunions. "My guides are awesome. They are passionate about what they do and strive « Continue »

Time Lapse Video on the Challenge Course

  Is was a fun day at the challenge course! This video was taken from the zip line platform. You have to see all the kids going up the climbing wall! Great Job! At the ranch, the challenge course is offered on Monday afternoon. The kids do the Flying Squirrel, climbing wall, Leap of Faith, Cat Walk, and of course, the Zip Line. Parents have the option of going too! It's so much fun watching the kids overcome and grow from the encouragement by the parents and the staff. It's another great adventure in a safe environment. The equipment is provided for everyone but you could sure bring your climbing shoes if they'll fit in your luggage, but they are not needed. Comfortable clothing and sneakers (or a good pair of cowboy boots) are just fine. Sunglasses, a hat, and sun screen are great additions for sure! It's also a good way to get the kids ready for the big MEGA ZIP which happens on Friday! « Continue »

Become a Local on Your Vacation

The Esposito Family

Here at Red Horse we love inviting people from all over the world to come stay at our beautiful ranch nestled in the Idaho mountains. Likewise, people love visiting us.... over and over and over again! So much so, that they can't help but start to become a "local." This week, we would like to welcome back the Esposito family. They have been coming to Red Horse Mountain Ranch since 2008 for their family vacation and it is always exciting to see them pull up every year. We have had the privilege of creating some wonderful memories with their family and to watch them grow as riders, mountain bikers, archers, and professional relaxers!! They have become good friends of the staff here and we always look forward to their annual return. We also know, if we treat them really well, they will send us coffee as a gift when they get back home!! So, if you are looking to cut out the chase of finding a vacation that you don't feel so "touristy", a dude ranch vacation at Red Horse Mountain « Continue »