Moving horses to winter pasture
We offer pretty simple fare - we ride, do some flyfishing, move some livestock, fuss around at the corrals, and take a few cookouts. Some folks hike, some do some photography, some just sit around and read a good book. If you want to see a Ghost Town or take a day trip to Yellowstone Park, we can accommodate you. But, we think it's your vacation, and it's your decision on how you want to spend the day. If you need a tour director, folks, you're at the wrong ranch....
If you have never ridden a horse, well, that's just no problem. Many of our new guests come specifically to learn a new sport and we are happy to oblige them. We'll see to it that you get a good, SAFE start with plenty of instruction before you set foot in the stirrup.
A typical day (some are atypical, but that's life on a ranch) starts with breakfast - served 7:30 to 8:30 . Carol will post the rides for the day, normally two half days (they leave between 9:00 and 9:30 and again at 2:00) and an all-day which leaves by 9:30 and may go up to 20 miles or more depending on the terrain and rider ability/experience. All-day riders and others (hikers, fishermen, etc.) who want a sack lunch sign up after breakfast and pick it up in "the store" on the way to the corrals or the creek. With only a few exceptions, our fish keep banker's hours so our fishermen don't have to depart at the crack of dawn. Lunch is served in the lodge from 12:30 to 1:00. The rides are back between 3:30 and 5:00 so you have time to clean up, join some friends and have a toddy if you're so inclined, and get ready for dinner, which is served from 6:30 to 7:00. After dinner we may show a video of some local attraction like Custer's Last Stand, Spike or Barbara's specials, or some similar historical fare. For those so inclined, there is always the 1890 Brunswick Pool Table. We do host a few of our infamous "Talent Shows" two or three time a year. I think our last was the 160th or so. We try for one evening cookout/dinner ride per week, weather permitting. Kelly's breakfast walk on Sunday morning, complete with Cajun Pancakes, is a "must do" while at the ranch.
Saturday is steak night usally followed by a square dance. This is a really foot-stompin' good time. We start from "scratch" so beginners have nothing to worry about (you can just sit and watch if you want) - and there are normally friendly neighbors that drop in to join us. Sunday is horse holiday (no riding - they deserve some rest, too).
few special dates you might want to consider:
* Moving horses from winter pasture during the first week of the season
* The Big Timber Rodeo on last weekend in June
* Fourth of July Rodeo in Harlowton (No riding on the Fourth - we have very patriotic horses....)
* The Sweet Grass County 4-H Fair is the second week in August
* Moving horses to winter pasture Labor Day Weekend
* Labor Day Rodeo in White Sulfur Springs
And of course, there is always riding and repairing fence and doing chores as required, which seems like everyday....
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