June 22-25 (2 spots available), July 13-16 (FULL), July 20-23 (2 spots available), August 17-20 (4 spots available), 2017
Get your boots on ladies… this long weekend is for you! Come to the mountains of Montana where you will be immersed in the rustic life of running a family ranch. You will ride one of our horses and together we will assess your horsemanship level, so that you can ride comfortably and confidently. A couple of the highlights are moving cattle and seeing Montana’s wildlife. Each evening we will have a crackling campfire and one night you will enjoy songs, stories and s’mores. We have our roping dummy available for those who want to learn to throw a loop or can rope. We invite you to join the Hereim family in some roping games! You will get the option of going into White Sulphur Springs for a soak in the natural hot spring spa or to take a Sunset ride. Both are fun, but it’s up to you to decide! When out of the saddle, if you want to get your body moving, enjoy our 2000 acres and take a hike or a walk. You will have many photo opportunities and chances to see wildlife, in and out of, the saddle. Common sightings are bear, elk, coyotes, antelope and occasionally moose. This is a great weekend for girlfriends, moms, daughters or sisters! Come and experience how girlfriends in Montana “get away”! Come ready to unplug (we have no WIFI or cell phone coverage at the ranch). Our goal for you is to relax, reconnent with the peace and quiet of nature, and make some life-long friends!
Price for 4 day, 3 night all-inclusive (alcohol not included) stay: $1,099 – women and girls only (12 and up)
Convenience/processing fee: We charge an extra $10 per person for Square and $5 for Paypal. With our Square reader we can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
WHAT TO BRING
You’ll want to pack clothes that are easily layered as weather can be VERY unpredictable and temperatures can go from cool to quite warm in a single day. Especially if it rains!
- Boots with a heel to prevent your foot from slipping through your stirrups and without laces so that your boot will easily come off in case your foot would become caught in the stirrup.
- Jeans or riding pants.
- Long and short sleeved shirts. Tank tops if desired.
- Jacket, vest or sweatshirt for layering. A heavier jacket is recommended for the morning and eveings in June and September dates.
- Hats, caps and sunglasses are nice to keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face. Cowboy hats need a stampede string (for sale in our trading post if needed).
- Casual clothes for non-riding time. Remember, it can get hot during the days.
- Gloves, chaps helmet and rain gear are optional. Slickers are available for use for the week. Sunscreen, chapstick, and swimsuit and a towel for the Hot Springs in White Sulphur Springs.
- A camera and/or compact binoculars!
- Prescription medications.
- If you want to wear a helmet when riding we ask that you bring your own. We do have a size L that can be borrowed if need be.
*We will have western clothing ball caps, military style hats, neck scarves, sweatshirts, t-shirts, roping gloves, jackets, stampede strings, and other gift items for sale in our Sawmill Trading Post, on-site.
Visit our website at http://horsesncourage.com/dates-schedule-rates/ for more detailed information.
Our schedule for the 4 day, 3 night stay includes:
Day 1 – Thursday
3:00-4:00 – Check-In and get settled in your accomodations.
4:00- Meet, greet and appetizers.
4:45- Meet your horse.
5:00 – Horse safety orientation: this includes a Liability Waiver: With our guests’ safety and enjoyment in mind, we will require all guests who plan to ride horses at any time during their visit to sign and date our Acknowledgment of Risk form. We also require all guests to participate in our basic horsemanship and horse safety program before going on any horseback rides to match horse and rider.
6:30 – Dinner
7:30- Short evening ride.
8:00-? Campfire, s’mores, and dummy roping practice (optional)
Day 2 – Friday
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Trail ride (3 hour ride)
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Gather and move cattle (3 hour ride, optional)
4:30- Song around the campfire.
7:30 – Evening soak in the natural hot springs in White Sulphur Springs, or a Sunset ride. Your choice!
Day 3 – Saturday
8:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Haul horses to Emerald Cross Ranch for a beautiful , all day ride. Sack lunches are carried in panniers on a pack horse (6 hour ride).
1:00 – Sack lunch on the trail
5:00 – Happy hour; we will stop for a n0-host beverage of your choice at the local saloon in Ringling.
7:00 – Dinner
8:00-? Campfire. Optional; dummy roping games or downtime of your choice.
Day 4 – Sunday
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Farewell trail ride (2 hours)
11:00 – Light lunch
12:00 – Check-Out and Goodbye’s