Help Red Horse Welcome our New Ranch Manager Family.

Rob and Ashley Farmer with Baby Lane

I have been chomping at the bit to get this out to everyone for quite sometime and I can't be more happy.I am pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Farmer to the position of Ranch Manager. As Ranch Manager, Rob will take on my responsibilities for the Ranch’s daily operations and oversee guest services, food and beverage operations, housekeeping, and activities. Some of you remember Rob and his wife Ashley first coming to the ranch many years ago. Time does fly, and it’s been almost 8 years since their first summer. The ranch is so excited to have him join us in a leadership role and help us move the ranch forward once again. Rob and I have been closely working together since November of last year in getting him ready to take over daily operations.I first met Rob as a college grad looking for a summer job. I was actually trying to hire Ashley and as a condition of employment (she made it seem to be the case), she was adamant that I needed to hire Rob. I agreed without « Continue »

Spring Training

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Spring is a busy time here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. With the season right around the corner our crew is hard at work training and making sure everything is in perfect order for when our first guests of 2015 arrive on May 31st.This week our wrangler crew has been hard at work, not only making sure the horses are ready, but also training on the different activities offered here at the ranch. Recently the wranglers trained on the Challenge Course, and as a good pre season practice session Red Horse had the opportunity to host some amazing students and staff from Kootenai School District's KITE Program.       « Continue »

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Featured on Discover Ranches

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Discover Ranches takes you to the heart of ranches and ranch vacations, exploring the stories behind the guardians of timeless landscapes, supporters of local communities, creators of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, producers of cattle, and cultivators of award-winning food. The new international travel series features on Discover Outdoor Life, an on-line network dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. DiscoverOutdoorLife.com and Discover Ranches was created by long-time rancher and Top50 Ranches Business owner Jody Dahl, and television producer Kerry Lambert (Food Network, Discovery Channel, The Cooking Channel, PBS).In this episode, join Discover Ranches as they take a behind the scenes to see how Red Horse Mountain Ranch prepares its wranglers for riders of all ages and levels.  Imagine the work it takes to coordinate 5000 riders of all ages in one summer season. That might seem like a challenge, but Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, makes it all look « Continue »

A Winter Day at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Claire and Kyle feeding the herd during the winter

We're always asked, "what goes on during the winter at the ranch?" Besides our repairs, projects, and new improvements, one of our most important items is caring for the 100+ animals living on the ranch. Go along with Kyle and Claire as they feed 1800 - 2000 lbs of hay to our 90 horses. Oh, and we're thankful for all the hard work they did this winter taking care of our herd. « Continue »

Chasing a record fish

A supposed 80lb pike caught in Europe. Looks fake to me.

The Northern Pike is a ferocious fellow. Last season the fishing trips were plagued with bent out hooks, shredded fishing lines, baits ripped from the rods, and a few decent sized Northern Pike brought to the boat. Those big ones (most likely the females) tore us up. Apparently the males are smaller and watch the brood close to shore during spring. The females are the larger of the pike.Rarely a day came when we didn't find the pike lurking along the shores. Chasing these "gators" on Lake Coeur d'Alene takes a bit of perseverance, but having the right gear for the job is a large part of the check list; so we learned.  It took us some time to get dialed in. Finding their routine and how they move is one thing; keeping on top of it all season is quite another thing entirely. I come from the world of fly fishing for trout; fish the "Ranch" on the Henry's Fork of the Snake above Ashton, Idaho and you'll quickly learn what it means to have a Phd in fly fishing. I've heard stories of « Continue »