Texas dude ranches

BY Jody Dahl | Tue 10 Jan, 2012

Texas dude ranches - like those hand-picked by Top50 Ranches, Texas Ranch Life and the Sugar and Spice Ranch - offer some of the most exciting and diverse dude ranch vacations in the world.

Sugar and Spice ranch, Texas Sugar and Spice Ranch, Texas

The Sugar and Spice Ranch in Bandera, Texas, offers totally unique dude ranch vacations in that it's exclusive to mothers and daughters. Mom and daughter can come to this Texas dude ranch for a learning and bonding vacation. Each guest is allocated their own horse for the week, and gets involved in their daily care - including feeding, grooming, tacking up, cleaning tack, bathing and, of course, riding. If you're looking for dude ranch vacations where you can reconnect with your mother or daughter, the Sugar and Spice ranch is for you.

Texas Ranch Life Texas Ranch Life

At the other end of the spectrum and unlike large-scale Texas dude ranches, Texas Ranch Life is an authentic working ranch that welcomes guests to share in their way of life. On your dude ranch vacations at Texas Ranch life you can immerse yourself in western cowboy culture, observing the ranch’s resident cowboys ride and train the horses, and manage the ranch operation. Then saddle up and enjoy open-range horseback riding over the ranch’s 20 miles of rolling hills. Like more traditional Texas dude ranches, this ranch welcomes riders of all ages, and has horses available for beginners to accomplished riders. Or you can even bring your own horse!

For more information on Texas dude ranches, view their ranch profiles on Top50Ranches.com

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