A Week in Pictures: June 2nd- June 9th

We can’t believe another week has come and gone at our fine Colorado Dude Ranch! What a great week we had! Be sure to check out some of the highlights from an all inclusive stay at Black Mountain Ranch, you might want to take a trip of your own! WHAT TO DO AT BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH Try your hand at roping in the arena….  Our cows are faster than they appear, we promise…  Head out on a cattle drive to push the cows back to pasture…  Relax in the afternoon with a leisurely game of horseshoe.. …

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Merry Christmas and Good Tidings to All!

We leave you with the photography by Larrisa Allen of Black Horse Photography. Be sure to check her out on Facebook (Help her exceed her dreams of 9,000 likes by the end of the year!)  see more of her images on her Flickr page. We are wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Sending our best and good tidings from Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch! We hope to see you next summer at our Colorado Dude Ranch!    

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Weather or Not, It’s All Gonna Be Ok

  So pretty much all year ’round, I have to deal with the weather to get my job done. This is both a blessing and a curse as I truly do love to be outside, and have experienced most beautiful and tranquil that Mother Nature and the lower reaches of our atmosphere have to offer, but I can also say that I have experienced some of the worst that these two can throw at me, and everything in between. All those experiences, just in the name of getting the job done. For those of you that …

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Happy Fourth of July!

We hope everyone has a wonderful day with family, friends, and loved ones. We wanted to share the beautiful photography of Larissa Allen of Black Horse Photography to honor and celebrate what today is all about! We all here at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch wish you a very Happy 4th! We are planning for a great day at the Ranch! Nothing is better than time spent with friends and family (and horses, of course!). We will be sure to end the evening raising a cold beer to celebrate America tonight in our Saloon! …

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Meet Wrangler Chad

Meet first year Wrangler Chad Shoulders. Although it is his first year up at Black Mountain Ranch, it is definitly not his first year in the saddle. He started to ride when he was four years old and has spent previous summers as horse pack guide and hunting guide in Durango, CO. Chad grew up in Vail, Colorado and started to ski when he was two. He has been skiing ever since and is the Coach of the Ft. Lewis Ski Team and Ski Instructor at Beaver Creek. Years of teaching and coaching have given him the …

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Family fun at our Colorado Dude Ranch: Meet our Baby Goats

At Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, we are a real working guest ranch. Not only do we keep our 70 horses, herd of cattle, we also have two chicken coops (currently finishing the chicken chalet), bunnies, and five adorable Colorado born rescue goats. These adorable little fellows were adopted after either being rejected from their moms at birth or runts struggling to get fed at meal time. We decided three years ago to start adopting these guys to give them a new chance at life and some TLC. Our wranglers and staff enjoy the challenge of 4 times …

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Daydreaming of Giraffes

One of Black Mountain Ranch’s Wranglers, Andrew Hyde, spent last week hanging out in Nairobi, Kenya. He shared with us some of his pictures from his trip, and they got me thinking… Growing up training horses, I daydreamed about running off to join the Circus. Only, I would have a traveling Giraffe show, in which of course I would ride a Giraffe. Horses, though, are more common than Giraffe’s, not to mention it’s much easier to get a saddle on a horse than the sloped back of a Giraffe. So, I continued my equine riding, and …

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Horses of Beauty

We have to admit we are getting pretty excited to have our herd back at the Ranch after their winter vacation! This is one beautiful creature that we had to share! Be sure to check out the rest of our Horse Quotes and Cowgirl Quotes! Are you on Pinterest? If so, check out our Horses of Beauty board as well! We hope to see you at the ranch this summer!.

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