Monday, March 30, 2015
This has been a winter unlike any I can remember! You can see in this picture taken Saturday, March 28th at the Eagle Ridge Ranch that the snow is almost gone! It's been an unbelievably warm spring, and the snow has been next to nothing. We originally planned to start horseback riding May 15th, but it looks like we may be taking our first guests later this week! The ranch is so massive that there is plenty of lowland areas that we can ride where the snow will have receded. Stay tuned.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Did he make it? Yes he did- Tanner swung up on to this horse (Red) without putting his feet in the stirrups! But don't worry, we don't make our guests mount their steeds in this particular matter. In fact, we'll even let you use a mounting block for a boost up. This is Tanner, and I don't think he has ever brought back a dissatisfied guest from a horse ride. You'll hear Tanner's laugh often, and it's always apparent that he's having a good time.
One thing you'll always find Mitchell with is a smile! Mitchell first started guiding with us when he was 18. He and Jarom are brothers, and they started working at the same time. For the life of me, I couldn't tell them apart (I actually could only tell the difference when I looked at their hats)! Now, they look as different as night and day. Mitchell is a great guide, and always so willing to help. His smile is only one of his many great characteristics.
Porter is back with us again for 2015! Take a look through Porter's pictures, and you will soon discover that he is the "ranch" clown. Porter is great with the guests, especially the youngsters.
Above you will see Tom giving Porter some tips on how to saddle-bronc ride. Porter spent the summer guiding in the day and performing in the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo by night. We will see how he fares this summer!
Wow! Doesn't this look like she is ready to ride off into the sunset? Folks, the views don't get much better than this. Make sure you don't forget to bring your camera!
Oftentimes we like to let the horses out for some "free range" dinner around the ranch. Here you can see some are stopping to get a drink from the pond.
He's a natural! Our young guests love being grown-up enough to ride by themselves. Children 5 years and older can ride their own horse; we use special horses that know just how to take care of these youngsters.
How many people do you know love their job? Here at the Eagle Ridge Ranch, our guides work hard taking care of horses and guests, but it's not hard to see that they truly love what they do!