New for 2012! Mega Zip!

The Mega Zip at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

So we've had a few things up our sleeve for the 2012 season and the first one is completed and ready! In conjunction with Adventure Experience, Red Horse Mountain Ranch debuts the new 1100 ft zip line with a water landing on June 7th, during our first week of the 2012 Summer Vacation season. The zip line is designed to handle guests between the weights of 240 lbs and 90 lbs.Although it's been in the works for over a year, Matt Majoros who manages the challenge course and climbing at Red Horse Mountain had the zip line up and in working condition within days of starting construction. Along with our annual training the zip line was given a thumbs up by Adventure Experiences, Inc a few days later. From the upper platform, the zip line slopes down towards the pond dropping over 75 feet in height. The ride is super-smooth and you'll get speeds of around 35 mph before entering the pond. It's amazing how long it takes to complete the ride.A climbing harness and helmet are provided to « Continue »

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 »

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 sugarRub 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 »