New and unique experiences at Tod Mountain Ranch
Canada guest ranch and guest blogger for Top50 Ranches, Tod Mountain Ranch explains its new packages for 2012, designed to give guests new and unique experiences on their guest ranch vacation...
We know that when it comes to your guest ranch vacation, you have a lot of great ranches to choose from. So you're probably asking what makes us unique, and why should you choose this ranch? Most of our guests come for the opportunity to experience western riding and horsemanship in a stunning location and a calm, peaceful environment that gives them space to think, learn and to just be.
Our sole focus is on horseback riding and horsemanship. We do not offer any other organised activities at the ranch so you can be sure that you get to spend as much time as you would like with the horses and the people who care for them.
Total Immersion Experience
Many of our guests want to experience more than the trail rides and we are happy to be able to offer a total immersion experience for those who want to get a more hands on experience with their horse. This experience is open to all guests at the ranch.
The experience starts on your first morning when we will introduce you to the horse we have assigned you for your stay. We'll tell you all about him as you catch, feed and groom him. We'll explain the tack (saddle, bridle, etc.) that we use and how to tack up your horse so you can get him ready for the days ride. After the rides, you will then untack and groom your horse before turning him out to the pasture with his buddies.
On the first day, this will be done under the full supervision of the Wranglers, but once you get the hang of it, then you'll be on your own taking care of your own horse for the duration of your stay. For those guests who just want to experience the trail rides, we are, of course, very happy to take care of your horse for you.
Wrangler for the Day
New for 2012, we are offering one lucky guest each day the opportunity to be a Wrangler for the day. Working alongside the Tod Mountain Ranch team, you will get the opportunity to live the life of a Wrangler and take part in all the different aspects of the job.
Your day will start with gathering the horses in the morning, checking the herd for injuries or lost shoes and doctoring any injuries or wounds - all before breakfast! After breakfast, you'll assist with the daily barn chores followed by catching, grooming and saddling the horses needed for the days ride. Then at the end of the day, you get to untack and groom the horses again before turn out. After a day in the saddle, there are still more chores to do! Filling water troughs, picking up poop, checking and fixing fence, harrowing pastures are all routine jobs that need to be done before the barn is closed for the day.
If being a Wrangler is your dream job, even for just one day, then let us know and we will be sure to put you on the roster!
For more information, dates and to book, see Tod Mountain Ranch's profile on Top50Ranches.com