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Seatbelts for Horses

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Training a horse starts from the time that they are born and continues their entire life. These horses here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch have had years upon years of training. Most have also had previous careers before coming here. Some examples include RC who used to be a 4-H horse. Back in the day, Big Sug and Otis pulled wagons together. Bob used to be a barrel racer, and Bailey unknowingly came to us pregnant. Thanks to Bailey, we now have a horse named Kahlua who is our youngest member and currently away at training. A horse’s lifespan on …

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The Zombies are Coming!

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A group of staff members and I were making our way to dinner at the lodge from The Haven where we live. We make this half-mile trek often and enjoy finding ways to keep it interesting. Today someone grabbed a rope and we were practicing lassoing each other’s feet on our way there. Don’t worry; most of us aren’t skilled enough to actually rope someone’s foot. Regardless, we try and laugh and chatter our way up to the lodge. We go through the buffet and load up on delicious home cooked food. We gather on the back porch overlooking the …

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Brushing Off the Dust

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It’s important to stay flexible around here. For example, when you are told that a good dozen or two horses are coming a week before staff training…and only half of them show up a week before guests arrive (We call these our Montana horses). Or when we de-lice the entire herd only to have it rain the second we finish the very last horse. The powder needs to stay on for at least twenty-four hours which means, yes friends, a few days later we redid the entire process. We curried the winter coats off again. We dusted the ponies in …

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch earns 7th Straight TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch today announced that it has received the 7th straight TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. “We could not be happier with our staff who have made Red Horse Mountain Ranch a leader in hospitality. We want to also thank our wonderful guests for another amazing summer. We look forward to many more years of providing a well deserved vacation …

The Story of Amos

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Being on the back deck of the lodge early morning with a warm cup of coffee is breathtaking. I can’t help but to enjoy the peace and silence. The morning cup of joe taking in the views of the ranch has been done for decades. Looking through the old records you’ll find lists of names on census reports, deeds, and old homestead documents of people who have lived here before. There’s only a few records of an old man by the name of Amos Vaughn from Iowa. He lived at Red Horse Mountain Ranch in the early 1900’s but only …

5 Tips to Landing a Summer Job

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For over 10 years I’ve ben involved in finding our seasonal staff at the ranch. Hiring takes a tremendous amount of time and effort and a full team of people. We’ve been truly blessed with our staff in the past and I would have to say it’s one of the top reasons why the ranch makes such a wonderful vacation spot and I enjoy coming to work. “Surround yourself with great people.” This is such an important rule in life and one I’ve tried to remember. For the applicant, there are some tips you could try to help land that …

Ladies Week: Our Dedication to the Devoted

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We all need to break away from a daily routine once in a while and rejuvenate our souls. Ladies week at the ranch gives women the freedom, space, and security to get a little relaxation, be pampered with special treatment, laugh to the point of crying, and to socialize with women from around the world. I’ll never profess to understand it, but there’s something different about a group of gals having the week to hang out together. It just works. Ladies come alone, with life-long friends, or family members. They heckle each other, talk about life’s frustrations, enjoy each other’s …

8 Tips to be ready for Single’s Week at the Ranch

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Even though the ranch is buried in snow and the horses look like furballs, there’s already a buzz beginning to build around the 2017 summer vacation season and a big part of the excitement stems from our first ever Single’s Week starting May 21st. A good group of solo travelers have already decided they’re coming but there’s some 400 plus folks waiting till the summer gets closer to finalize their reservations. Just as a reminder there are only 36 spots. We’ll try to fit as many of you as possible because this is going to be one of those weeks on …

Secrets to the best family reunion you’ll be talking about for years.

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Family reunion planning can be tricky. Just picking a reunion destination spot can take time. I myself come from a large family and we’re lucky to have several amazing planners who handle our family reunions. Planning can be stressful and trying to find a perfect location which everyone will enjoy is a daunting task. Working at Red Horse Mountain Ranch for over a decade, I’ve come to know many of the challenges with family reunion planning. However, it is a small price to pay for some of life’s most enduring memories. Sadly, I think ranches are not normally on a …

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Featured on Discover Ranches

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Discover Ranches takes you to the heart of ranches and ranch vacations, exploring the stories behind the guardians of timeless landscapes, supporters of local communities, creators of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, producers of cattle, and cultivators of award-winning food. The new international travel series features on Discover Outdoor Life, an on-line network dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast.DiscoverOutdoorLife.com and Discover Ranches was created by long-time rancher and Top50 Ranches Business owner Jody Dahl, and television producer Kerry Lambert (Food Network, Discovery Channel, The Cooking Channel, PBS). In this episode, join Discover Ranches as they take a behind the scenes to see how Red …

Thinking About A Road Trip To RHMR? Check Out These Worthwhile Detours For Your Journey

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Mountains, beautiful freshwater rivers, massive lakes, lush green forests; and some of the best wildlife in North America: does Idaho come to mind? It should! Here at Red Horse we know how lucky we are to be located in the middle of this beautiful northwest landscape, and we want to share this with our readers. For those of us who are lucky enough to call Red Horse Mountain Ranch home, or for those fortunate guests who have shared time here with us, we know what an amazing place this is, and it wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t located …