I spent 3 days with the girls on the Red Willow Guest Ranch in August 2013. We were looking for somewhere to go riding in the wilds off the beaten track, and this place is just that. We found the ranch to be an amazing place. We were immediately made to feel welcome and the ranch had no touristy pretence about it. Its a real ranch and you can feel that straight away.
We got there later in the afternoon and enjoyed a hot shower and a few beers around the camp-fire with the friendly staff and planned our day ahead. We went for 2 short ride outs the next day through some stunning woodland. Having not ridden horses much the girls really looked after me and I was riding with confidence in no time. The following day we did a full days ride to green lake which was just wonderful.
On our ride we got to see all sorts of wildlife and wonderful views. Having spent very little time around horses I was eager to learn and that's what I got. I was taught to tack up the horse, groom brush and look after them while I was there. There was no hand holding, thrown right in at the deep end and I loved every minute of it.
The great thing I found about the ranch is that the girls really look after you, breakfast is served up at 8am which is simple but lovely. Lunch is at 12pm and again is served up for you in the guest house. Dinner is served at 6pm and again we had a lovely variety of food.
Our room was simple but very comfortable and the massage chair is magic after a hard day on horse back.
Red Willow ranch would suit all types of guests, families where there during our stay and had a wonderful time.
I cant recommend this place enough if your looking for adventure, fun, relaxation, horse riding and nights around the camp fire with some wonderfully crazy horse people!
Overall we had a simply wonderful time in our few short days there.
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