During the May and November trips we drive 80 to 100 head of horses to and from the winter pasture - on all other dates we drive 40 to 50 horses between the summer and fall pastures.
Day 1 Sunday: You will arrive at the ranch Sunday evening for a welcome dinner and introduction to the Silver Spur Ranch family, crew and other guests. You will be accommodated for the night in a cabin or bunk room.
Day 2: Meet your mount, riding instructions, spend the day riding through mountain terrain (making sure every rider is confident at a walk, trot, and lope.) We want you to trust your horse completely before leaving the horse drive. Spend the night at the ranch.
Day 3: pack our bedrolls in the chuck wagon, round up and saddle the horses, load them in the horse trailer and head for Deep Creek .We will round-up and drive horses 20 plus miles, through desert canyon country. At the end of the day we will end up at Warm Springs. There is not a more welcome site than riding over the ridge with a herd of horses, and spotting the chuck wagon and camp. Your going to be tired and dirty after a long day of riding. There is a natural warm spring here and it's the perfect spot to take a nice relaxing bath. We can end the day with a hot delicious meal and lots of stories of the day’s adventure.. You will be ready to retire for the evening to a nice tent or sleep under the stars if you wish.
Day 4: You will awake to the smell of coffee brewing over the fire and hot cakes on the griddle! Life just doesn’t get any better than this! If you would like, after breakfast you can take “another quick dip in the spring.” We will help break camp, catch our horses, and be on our way.
Day 5: Awake to the sounds of the horses near by, coffee brewing over the fire and the smell of bacon sizzling! We have traveled over 40 miles and are now in some beautiful back country. You have got to see this! We will leave the colts, and the camp behind and do a little exploring. There is a beautiful mountain lake just 6 miles from camp, and with abundant wildlife around we might just get a close look at a moose, elk or even a bear. Another great adventure is just around the corner, and today we will be sure to find it! Dinner cooked over the open fire will put an end to another perfect day.
Day 6: After a whole day off with nothing to do, the colts are ready and anxious to get going, so after another great breakfast, we will help break camp, gather and saddle our horses, round up the colts, and get them headed to their final destination. This is another great day of riding and moving horses through some of the most beautiful country you can imagine. By now you definitely know what you are doing , and feel confident doing it. You are a cowboy!! You will arrive back to the ranch in late afternoon ready for a hot shower a cold drink and a warm cookie, reward for a job well done! After a little relaxation time we will sort out one of the colts and work with him for a short time before dinner. This requires a little help from some of our newest cowboys. (But only if you want). This is very interesting and you will be able to see how we introduce the saddle, and turn this young colt into a working ranch horse. We will end the day with a farewell dinner, lots of stories and a good nights rest in your cabin.
Day 7 Saturday: By now you have rode over 60 miles and are ready for a day off yourself. But if after breakfast you want to take one last ride before you pack your things, you know what to do, and are welcome to do it. We will do all we can to make your vacation one to remember, so if there's something that you want to do that you think we may have missed, be sure and let us know, and if it's possible we'll do it! You will have memories for a lifetime. When you return to the fast paced life of the city you will close your eyes, smell the coffee and the fresh mountain air, see yourself riding through the beautiful mountain ranges of Medicine Lodge Idaho, and this will get you thru until we see you next time.
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