Living in Steamboat for 15 years, we have tried many of the local places for horse back riding and tubing when visitors come. Saddleback Ranch is by far our favorite place due to the family friendly feel and the great owners. We recently went on a horse-back ride with them and frankly I expected to just ride the horses on a dirt road like just as we did with other riding places in Steamboat. My expectations were blown away as we followed a trail for a little bit, but then spread out into open meadows and cow pastures. It was incredible to be riding right through where the cows are hanging out. The cherry on top was that we rode with the owner herself and her little granddaughter. Instead of following a prescribed trail, we followed the owner to check on one of her mama cows and then went another way to see if the cows had moved to the new pasture. The whole time, the owner was describing the history of the family ranch and shared many stories. Just incredible. The views are great, the horses sweet, and it is a great Steamboat experience. It i also very close to Steamboat compared to the other companies. I hope many are able to experience the incredible ride that we had at Saddleback Ranch.
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July 17, 2013
Thank you for the review!!
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