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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 Clinics

July 2 and July 3

July 5 - July 7 in Kalispell, MT - Details HERE

Indoor Horsemanship Intensive

Mar 24 - Mar 30

Spring Horsemanship

Apr 7 - Apr 13

Apr 20 - Apr 28

Spring Horsemanship & Cattle

May 11 - May 19

May 25 - June 2

June 8 - June 16

Advanced Ranch Horsemanship

June 23 - June 29

July 7 - July 13

Ranch Horsemanship & Cattle

Aug 31 - Sept 8

Sept 14 - Sept 22

Sept 28 - Oct 6

Fall Indoor Horsemanship Intensive

Nov 3 - Nov 9

Thanksgiving Horsemanship

Nov 24 - Nov 30

Sprucedale Guest Ranch        Arizona

Men's Only Week

Oct 6 - Oct 12

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch    Colorado

Confident Man Ranch Retreat

Apr 28 - May 1

May 26 - May 29

Oct 6 - Oct 9

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 2024:

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