Children’s Programs

dude ranch childrens program

Kids staying with family at the ranch on our All Inclusive Package have the opportunity to be involved in one of the most educational and fun dude ranch childrens program available today. This program is designed for kids age 8 – 18. Hands on experiences with their horse is the centerpiece of this program. Before arriving at the ranch, children will receive our ranch’s horsemanship manual to help expand their learning experience. The program starts on Sunday evening and is concluded on Thursday evening with a horse show, complete with trophies and ribbons. Children will be responsible for their own horse and equipment. They learn horse husbandry skills and equipment care. Every morning they will help prepare their horse for the day’s activities.

The following is a tentative weekly schedule for Western Pleasure Guest Ranch’s Dude Ranch Childrens Program

SUNDAY:
  • Arrival & Check in
  • Dinner and take a stroll to the meadow to meet the horses
Flag Race
MONDAY:
  • Breakfast Orientation and basic Horsemanship
  • Horse and tack assignments
  • Lunch
  • First riding session – learn basic skills in arena
  • Free time Second riding session – continue skills lesson and go on short trail ride.
  • Dinner
  • Camp fire
Children learning on horseback
TUESDAY:
  • Breakfast
  • Third riding session – practice events for horse show
  • Lunch
  • Fourth riding session – learn mounted drill team for horse show
  • Dinner
  • Archery practice
Children entering outdoor arena
WEDNESDAY:
  • Breakfast
  • Prepare for day ride to Grouse Creek Falls
  • Lunch at the falls
  • Ride back to Ranch
  • Dinner
  • Campfire
Crossing a creek on horseback
THURSDAY:
  • Breakfast
  • Cattle Sorting
  • Lunch
  • Crafts
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Horse show
  • Dinner

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:

Participate in ranch activities with adults.

Child kissing horse
Youth penning cattle