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Visitor aged 59
Irvine, CA

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ALL of the staff are quite professional and personable. They make every effort to both teach solid horsemanship and provide a fun environment in the process.

What makes this riding program stand out...

They use Buck Brannaman's natural horsemanship methods and they are VERY well versed in it. They can teach riders of any level and they are willing to work with individuals, when needed, to increase both their skills and confidence.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The area itself is incredible. Really awesome views in the mountains of Montana. What really brings 'em back is the atmosphere, the quality of riding, the food, and the accommodations.

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You don't just ride in an arena all day; you get to get out in the country to gather and work cattle, rope, etc. If that's not your idea of a vacation, you can trail ride some of the most beautiful country West of the Rockies!

Would you return...

We are going back for our second trip in three years this spring!

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

I's recommend McGinnis Ranch in a heartbeat! If you love riding, learning, AND doing, this is the place!

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Visitor aged 50
Denmark

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Visitor aged 66
Arizona

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Too many wonderful things to say about the staff from being picked up at the Kalispell Grand by Chris., what joy to spend the 70 miles to the ranch talking about our lives. Then meeting Charles who made each meal special and provided cookies pin between. Who could not mention Dari in her perch up the stairs, Desiree, Stephanie and Eric all of those who worked with me on riding skills. The joyful Gregory, new to the ranch and ready to take care of housekeeping needs. I do not know how you do it,flawless behavior and energy. I was happy to return t my bed n the evening and snuggle down for a nice warm night. This "desert rat" needed warmer weather but thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

What makes this riding program stand out...

Everyone one does such a good job and has so much patience. I had me Eric heard of Buck Branaman and Was pleased to learn so much ion so littler time.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

Probably, guests come back because they feel the comfort that the staff exudes, they love the surroundings, (loved my Riata cabin) and the beauty of Mc Guiness Meadows. Delicious food makes me happy. Always attention to detail makes me happy.

Another bit of information you'd like Top50 to know...

No need to say more, it is a wonderful place.

Would you return...

I probably will not return because I have many more travels to take. I also realized that I am a "pleasure rider" at most and must be in a warm climate.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Certainly would recommend.

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Visitor aged 65
Pennsylvania

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Dori trained and rode with us 'newbies' during our our stay. She is such a warm and personable person. She encouraged us and challenged us but never made us do more than we were comfortable doing.

What makes this riding program stand out...

I visited McGinnis in 2005 with my 2 nieces when I was 58 and they were 12 yr. and 24 yr. younger I. None of us had any experience with a horse before this trip. By the time the week was over, we felt confident with your riding skills after driving cattle and taking trail rides through the mountainous terrain.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

Their ability to work with all skill levels. No one seemed to be too green or too advanced to feel their skill level was being ignored. Breakfast was served family style and we all truly felt like family. Even though the area was secluded, the ranch provided entertain and activities during our stay.

Another bit of information you'd like Top50 to know...

Their web site is so informative--temperatures, what to bring, what to expect, etc. The photos give a very good representation of the ranch. I always read their weekly newsletter, Highline.

Would you return...

I would love to return, but I'm unable to find someone willing to join me. The ranch did accommodate single guests very nicely. It's the flight over and back that I prefer not being myself. I have their web site listed on my Favorites Bar.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

I continue to recommend this ranch to anyone willing to listen. I found this site this evening by doing a search of riding ranches. I continue to recall the great time I had there. It's hard to believe any ranch could top McGinnis. The vacation had a lasting affect on me. Once I retired I started taking riding lesson in 2009 and purchased a horse of my own in 2010 at the age of 63. I ride almost daily English pleasure but my heart remains Western.

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Visitor aged 40
Alabama

Please provide one interesting tidbit about the ranch owners or staff...

They were all fantastic. We rode together, ate together and spent a great together.

What makes this riding program stand out...

Buck Brannaman style horsemanship

What about this ranch brings guests back...

You feel like family

Would you return...

Absolutely. It felt like going home

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

YEs. best vacation we have ever had

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Visitor aged 54
Montana

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Great owners and staff. They take the time to make your stay the best. Very nice. Great food and company.

What makes this riding program stand out...

The Buck Brannaman riding style. Working with the horses either bring your own or ride one of theirs. They also offer to train your horse too. Nice to ride in an indoor arena plus work cattle and ride in the hills.. Very scenic area.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The riding program and the staff.

Would you return...

Yes, plan to put my horse in training with them, plus go back for vacation. Great riding program and food.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Yes, great riding program, food and company

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