The first official day of spring is here! Although, it has already felt like spring for the past few weeks, as we have had some beautiful days here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch in beautiful North Idaho. June 2nd is our first week of guests, and its time to start getting excited. While winter may still throw us a few curve balls, several days of sunshine, mild weather, and greening pastures can make it easy to put that thought aside!
With that, we can also look back on winter and realize that time flies! When the last of our guests and seasonal staff leave in the fall and the season comes to an end, the show must go on for our full-time staff. Our herd of 80+ horses has spent the winter at our challenge course pasture, adjacent to the entrance gate of the ranch, and this means a daily trip up the mile drive to feed and walk the herd.
Every day, rain-sleet-hail-snow, our winter wranglers drive the tractor up with two large bales to feed the herd. For those lucky ones who have visited the ranch, they have traveled our steep drive that leads down into our beautiful valley and can imagine what it is like with a winter snow cover; it can be quite the trek! Thinking about those cold winter days makes us appreciate spring and summer at the ranch that much more, and of course it means we can start getting excited for our guests to arrive! Thanks for reading and Happy Spring!