Posts Tagged ‘horsemanship’

4UR Horsemanship Program acquires New Horses

May 4th, 2016 by 4ur ranch

group of ranch guests on a running ride toward camera, in natural horsemanship program. Mountain pallisades and river in background.4UR Horsemanship Program Increases its Herd

It is spring on the ranch, and seven new horses have been added to our summer Horsemanship Program. The whole herd has been frolicking in the occasional spring snow, shedding winter coats and getting shoes on for summer. The wranglers are brushing up on their natural horsemanship skills too, and gearing up to give our guests an experience that will help to establish a great relationship with their horse during their stay here at the 4UR Ranch, and for encounters outside the ranch.

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Colorado Dude Ranch

April 8th, 2009 by 4ur admin

Skilled wranglers at our Colorado dude ranch

Skilled wranglers at our Colorado dude ranch

The smell of dust and clean earth in your nose. The warm nuzzle of a velvety horse nose against your arm and the sun on your back. Welcome back to nature; welcome back to the wild at 4UR Ranch, one of the most unique locations in North America for Dude Ranch Vacations.

Not only will you ride through our 4000 acre ranch in the Goose Creek Valley of Southwestern Colorado during unforgettable trail rides, but you will also be learning about Horsemanship and the nature of a horse with our head wrangler Damon Gibbons.

Don’t just jump on the back of an animal for an hour and trot along without really knowing what you are doing. Become part of your dude ranch experience! We will teach you how to interact with your horse: how to mount him or her correctly, how to check the cinch on your saddle and the basics to feel confident on your trusty steed!

4UR Ranch also offers a great kids equestrian program, which helps to make us a premier family Dude ranch.

For all of you that have had a vision of yourself on horseback, galloping through an open field in the crisp beauty of the West, we can make that happen for you!

With our location in the San Juan Mountains at the headwaters of the Rio Grande, we have a riding experience for both old and young, expert and beginner. Our Horsemanship and Horseback riding programs are just one of many reasons to make 4UR Ranch the destination of your family ranch vacation.

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