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For The Cowboys

The Wild West is the real deal, even a century later, cowboys, horses and sprawling ranches still exist across the American western landscape.  Perhaps, you’re a fan of old-school epic Western films, or maybe, you’ve binge-watched the highly addictive Yellowstone.

Whether you’re more of a John Wayne or John Dutton type, dude ranches are the perfect place to play cowboy for a few days with stunning scenic views by horseback, world-class fly fishing, a cattle drive or archery & hunting.


Many ranches also offer horsemanship clinics to help you become a more complete rider.  You will ride some rugged terrain, cover some very tough miles and perform some extremely refined horsemanship maneuvers that require lightness and balance, note most ranches only take riders under 220 lbs.  

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch     Montana
Guests can come out to the ranch with the priority of advancing their horsemanship in a working ranch setting, the Buck Brannaman way.  You will learn all about the Buck Brannaman style of horsemanship - riding will be your main focus with a strong emphasis on horsemanship.

Buck Brannaman Clinic Weeks

July 2 - July 6

July 10 - July 14


Horsemanship & Cattle

Apr 30 - May 6

May 14 - May 20

June 4 - June 10

June 18 - June 24

Sept 3 - Sept 9

Sept 17 - Sept 23

Oct 8 - Oct 14


Winter Horsemanship

Nov 5 - Nov 11



Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch    Colorado

Confident Man Ranch Retreat

May 28 - May 31

Oct 8 - Oct 11

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch   Montana

This honest-to-goodness summer vacation ranch and hunting operation hosts only a limited number of guests (average 3-7) with an open, flexible daily schedule.

You’ll ride throughout cowboy county by horseback in the months of May-September or guided archery & rifle hunts from September to November.  

Here are some great picks to experience your Best Cowboy Life in 2023:

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