Horse ranches best holidays

Let’s talk about the best vacations at horse ranches. Combining nature, horse riding and relaxation in to the perfect holiday. This are the best places for a horse riding vacation, most of them are from the US but there are some other cool places outside the US.

This dude ranch is not for the wee ones; the focus is riding and cattle work. Bonanza Creek has a maximum allowance of 12 guests at a time, but usually averages around eight people — making this one of the most intimate guest dude ranches in the nation. There are 40 guest horses on the ranch, who welcome families into their lifestyle and incredible landscape. Guests are matched with their horses for the half-week to week-long stay. Each stay includes lodging, three meals a day, horseback riding, herding cattle, team penning, hiking, private lake fishing, wildlife watching, a breakfast ride and cookout, campfires, and wagon rides with a team of horses.

You won’t forget a family ranch vacation at the Black Mountain Ranch. Unlimited horseback riding, over night pack trips, a Longhorn cattle drive, white water rafting, fishing, kids’ program, rifle and trap shooting, archery and trip to the local rodeo is just the start. Whether you are looking for some easy trails to ride with your kids or advanced riding for the entire family, there are great options for everyone in the family.

Rankin Ranch in California, USA, combines history, horses and western hospitality – with bargain rates to boot. Located in the beautiful little valley of Walker’s Basin deep in the heart of the Tehachapi Mountains, this working cattle and guest ranch is one of the oldest and largest family-owned ranches in California, and is the ideal choice for families looking for an authentic working ranch vacation on a budget. Flexibility makes this such a great value ranch, thanks to a ‘no minimum stay’ policy and tiered pricing – nightly rates start from just $165 for adults, $80 for non-riders and $80 for children. With meals, activities, lodging, riding* and taxes included, working ranch vacations at Rankin Ranch offer unbeatable value. *Horse riding not included for non-rider rate.

A few things about horse ranches. Dude ranches are unique and fun for several reasons. “It’s a more personal vacation than Disney or cruises,” says Colleen Hodson, executive director for the Dude Ranchers’ Association. The association has 100-plus ranch members west of the Mississippi. “You’re there with no more than 200 people. It’s a place to connect and reconnect,” she says. “It gives you time to eat and play as a family.” Traditional ranches accommodate about 45-50 people. Trail rides and horses are the main focus. You’ll also find outdoor adventures. These dude ranches are usually located by great rivers, so fly fishing is a popular activity. Evening campfires, line dancing, great kids programs, and family style meals are part of the package.

If you liked your horse ranch holiday you may think at getting in to horse riding as a normal daily hobby. Getting in to horse riding is not as expensive as it was in the past. Horses for sale are becoming cheaper and the maintenance is not very big compared to 10 years ago.

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