Articles Tagged 'Colorado'

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Meet Your Host- Rainbow Trout Ranch in Colorado

Meet Doug, Linda, David and Jane, members of the Van Berkum Family that you will meet on your stay at Rainbow Trout Ranch in the Southern Colorado Rockies. This dude ranch has been in their family for over 20 years. Active as team ropers and in raising their own Quarter Horses, the Van B...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Western Horsemanship and Riding Clinics

Looking to expand your western riding skills and natural horsemanship knowledge? Here’s a look at three educational opportunities for riders who want to try something new and improve their riding. by Jocelyn Pierce
 Riders of all levels can benefit from additional training and ins...

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Bring Your Own Horse: Bed, Barn, and Breakfast

For riders looking for the charm of a B&B with the added bonus of exploring a new area on your own horse, here are a few options for your next weekend getaway. by Alexandra Begley California B&B's for Horse Lovers The Enchanted April Inn in Pilot Hill, California is about as elega...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Snow Polo in Aspen- The Origins and How It’s Played

Now this was a new one even for me–– Snow Polo! I just got wind of a tournament in Aspen hosted by Nacho Figueras where top polo players are playing in the snow with a sweet snow-capped mountain backdrop. It's the Piaget World Snow Polo Championship, and just se...

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Meet Your Host- The Ranch at Emerald Valley

Learn about a new Colorado guest ranch created by The Broadmoor… a true wilderness experience with Five Star flair. Eight miles into the Pike National Forest from The Broadmoor Resort Colorado Springs, Colorado, lies a brand new guest ranch-- The Ranch at Emerald Valley. This wilderness e...

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Colorado dude ranch vacation at Wilderness Trails Ranch

Horse riding, line dancing and food on a Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation at Wilderness Trails Ranch. by Darley Newman There are a lot of great Colorado dude ranches, where single travelers, couples and multi-generational families can saddle up and ride the West. On a road trip through Colorado, I...

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Photo Journey of my Favorite Trail at The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch has many scenic riding trails, one of which offers the best views around without ever having to leave the property. By Molly Murphy Although The Home Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs, is fortunate to back up to gorgeous Routt Nationa...

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Poncho the Wonder Donkey at The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch boasts its own special mascot, Poncho the donkey. By Molly Murphy Every great team has a great mascot behind it, and at The Home Ranch in Clark, Colorado, we're no different. What our mascot lacks in physical stature, he certainly makes up for in charm and character, as he s...

Dude Ranch Blog

Finding the Perfect Cowboy Hat

My first immersion into the Western lifestyle as I chose my first "real" cowboy hat. by Molly Murphy Okay, so, full disclosure–– I am not a cowgirl. Yes, I am working as a wrangler for the Home Ranch, a dude ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the summer. Yes, I grew up on t...

Expert Equestrian Articles

Dream Jobs: Handling the Budweiser Clydesdales

by Karen Braschayko Have you ever seen the magnificent Budweiser Clydesdales on a commercial or in a parade and wondered what it would be like to take care of them? Jeff Knapper worked his way up from handler to general manager of Clydesdale Operations for Anheuser-Busch. Here he shares behind-...