Montana

Cowboys and cowgirls practice social distancing on horseback during a trail ride scenic viewpoint in Napa, California.

A Guide to Horseback Riding Vacations while Social Distancing

  Bandanas and masks have always been associated with cowboys and spaghetti Western movies. Now, due to COVID-19, the western bandana, mask and social distancing practices will be a way of life for horseback riding vacations. Most of us are chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. But what does this new …

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Looking out to Big Sky, Montana from Big Horn Peak near the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park from between my horse, Essie's ears.

Dude Ranch Montana: Covered Wagon Ranch Review

  On a cool Sunday afternoon in late September, I arrived at Covered Wagon Ranch in the Gallatin Valley. Big Sky country was beginning to experience the fall color change in western Montana. Nelly, the teacup pig, worked the grounds of the ranch like a Hoover vacuum cleaner, eating the grass around her. Cowgirls walked …

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7 Equestrian Gifts for Horse Lovers

Buying gifts for the horse crazy person in your life is easy, but when you want to go the extra mile and really make that special someone smile, you’ll want to check out these equestrian gift ideas. From horse-themed gift cards to waterproof boots, horsey t-shirts and yoga on horseback, my list of 7 equestrian …

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Horsemanship Tips with Stacy Westfall

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Have you ever watched a horse and rider performance that brought you to tears? I confess that my eyes have welled up from watching some of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials that …

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Rub Shoulders with Hall of Fame Cowgirls

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] “Cowgirls have a can do attitude,” says Barbara Van Cleve. The Montana photographer and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honoree was the first cowgirl that I encountered when I …

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Cowgirl Spring Roundup in Montana

There’s girlfriend getaways and then there’s cowgirl girlfriend getaways. What’s the difference you ask? A girlfriend getaway typically involves cocktails, good food, time with friends, climbing a mountain or walking on the beach, followed by a soak in a hot tub, late night talks and a cozy bed to rest your head. A cowgirl girlfriend …

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Working Cattle Ranch at Paws Up in Montana

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]   Layered up like an onion, we were dressed for the unpredictable spring weather that presents itself in Montana. The itinerary said we would ride out rain or shine and fortunately, …

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