Meet Wrangler Jacki!

Meet Jacki Michell! A fourth year wrangler at Black Mountain Ranch, Jacki brings back her infectious attitude, beautiful smile, and great horsemanship. Raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she packed up her truck, drove across the country, and has never looked back. Officially a resident of Colorado, Jacki spends her summers in McCoy at our dude ranch and her winters in Vail. Beyond her duties as a wrangler, Jacki serves as our licensed massage therapist at the ranch. So after that long ride and day spent in the saddle, track her down for a massage in your own …

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Meet Wrangler Helen

Meet Helen Lauth! This is her first year with us at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch and we are so excited to have her on the team! Helen grew up with horses and has been riding since before she could walk. Born and raised in Minnesota, she is currently a senior at South Dakota State University. She rides on the NCAA Equestrian team, with her speciality being reining. She is one heck of a horse woman, and little would you know with her laid back personality, but she has 3 Top-Ten World Championship titles in reining. She is truly …

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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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