Hualapai Ranch (Stagecoach Trails), USA
This is a comfortable ranch, set in tens of thousands of acres, which has a riding programme second to none. You are always offered a gentle slow walking ride or an exciting fast trotting/loping ride.
The novice rider can enjoy a slow scenic ride and the experienced rider is offered challenging mountain rides, and fast paced loping rides through sandy washes. Disabled riders are able to enjoy this wonderful ranch experience.
Idaho Ranch, USA
This is a rustic ranch destination offering cattle herding holidays, pack trips, horse moving rides and colt training weeks. This is the place to become a real cowboy as you ride ranch-raised quarter horses through this large expanse of Idaho country. Practice your riding, roping, working cattle and training horses before heading back to the ranch for a hearty cowboy dinner and a good night's rest. The more adventurous can explore the countryside with a pack trip or whilst moving the horses - camp out under the stars!
New Mexico Ranch, USA
This destination is a small family run ranch with a relaxed and personal atmosphere in the magnificent Gila National Forest in south west New Mexico. Horseback riding here takes you through open meadows, tall Ponderosa forests, up to the heights where the views go on forever, and down into deep canyons with sheer cliff walls and crystal clear streams. Whether on horseback or hiking you will enjoy some of the most beautiful, untouched country in America. Ride the outlaw trails of Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and visit Native ruins where the Mimbres people of 750-1150 AD, and later Geronimo and the Apaches once roamed.
White Stallion Ranch, USA
The ranch, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Arizona, is set in nearly five square miles of lush desert. Longhorn cattle come in for water every day but with the timeless aura of a working western cattle ranch, you also have the benefits and comforts associated with a top quality destination.
Whether horseback riding is new to you or you are an experienced rider, the varied riding programme will fit your needs. There are slow scenic rides through the Saguaro cactus, to brisk fast rides and exciting trail rides over the mountains. There is something for everyone here.
Wyoming Lodge and Working Guest Ranch, USA
This authentic working dude ranch combines a touch of luxury with fantastic horse riding, horsemanship and cattle working opportunities. Situated in Shell Valley, Wyoming, the ranch focuses primarily on horse riding and provides excellent horses for all levels of rider - those just starting out are treated with patience and given the help of professional trainers, whilst the seasoned rider will be matched to a responsive mount and can enjoy the company of experienced guides and talented cowboys. Approximately 250,000 acres provide spectacular scenery for trail rides whilst the 1200 head of Black Angus cattle mean that there is plenty of cattle work and drives to be done. This is genuine cattle work required to keep the ranch in operation!