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Ranch Adventure and a Winter Storm Warning

The snow removal team has been working all day long for nearly 3 days straight to shovel roofs, plow roads and horse pens, snow-blow walkways and do it all over again as more snow arrives. But all this snow doesn't mean just work. With lots...

Things to do in Sandpoint
10 Things To Do On Vacation In Sandpoint In The Winter

Sandpoint and the surrounding areas are truly an outdoors man's paradise. Sandpoint has four very distinct seasons and each season has a unique draw of its own. Winter is no exception. With snow in abundance from mid December through February and sometimes beyond, there is...

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Dude? Dude! Dude.

The meaning and use of “dude” is as varied, it seems, as the people who use it. Dude ranches are not just for men. No, they are for anyone who wants to experience the spirit of the West. Anyone who saw that western...

Idaho Tree Farm Tour 2016
2016 Idaho Tree Farmers of the Year Tour

The Wood family had the honor of receiving the award for the Idaho Tree Farm of the Year for 2016. The purpose of the Idaho Tree Farm Program, according to their website, is to “promote better forest management among non industrial forest owners”. This non-profit...

Isaac and the chainsaw
A New Horseback Riding Arena

A new, bigger and better horseback riding arena is in the works at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Our current outdoor arena, although adequate for our current horseback offerings, leaves little room for the growing list of horseback arena activities we have rolling around in our...

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Spring Horseback Riding

Spring is one of my most favorite times of the year in the panhandle of Idaho. Watching the land wake up from its winter rest, hearing the spring birds return to sing their songs of spring, and smelling that earthy springtime fragrance draws me...

Julie Close Up
Mares in Foal

Yesterday was a spa day for two of the expecting mothers. Friday and Julie had an afternoon filled with brushing, braiding and beautifying with two very horse crazy neighbor girls. ...

Roley riding a good ranch horse
Idaho Guest Ranch in the Spring

What goes on at an Idaho guest ranch in the spring? Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is open year round, with activities changing to reflect the seasons here in North Idaho. So what does happen around here in the spring?...

Colt Starting
Can I be right and still be wrong?

What do you do when you encounter a problem in your life? I’m a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, follower of the Christian Way, cowboy and here’s what fell out on paper today after I had encountered and obstacle in my life. The other day...