Summer Ranch Vacations
Whether you have always dreamt of being immersed in the ranching lifestyle or you feel a passion in your soul yearning to connect with horses on a deeper level, we are the ranch for you. This is no ordinary vacation, but an experience of a lifetime. Learn how to catch your horse and practice saddling up each day, preparing you for the adventures to come. Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch after accomplishing real and necessary cattle handling or horsemanship challenges. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the quiet until your homemade, ranch style dinner is ready to devour. Spend each night under the quiet of the stars in one of the darkest skies in the world. This vacation is just waiting for you!
Choose your focus. “Gateway to the Horse” is your path to learning how horses work, why they act the way they do, and building confidence and trust through communication and practice. “Gateway to the Cowboy” will head you into learning the ways of the cattle and taking care of them and the land. Of course you can only do that if you and your horse 'get' each other! We will be leading you and coaching you each step of the way helping you grow and reach your goals regardless of what you know when you arrive.
Due to the physical excursion of our rides, we do have weight limits.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) must be lower than 30
With a MAXIMUM weight of 265lbs
We reserve the right to turn guests away for the safety of themselves and the safety of our horses.
SUMMER/FALL (May 1- October 31)
WINTER/SPRING (November 1- April 30)
PEOPLE LOVE US
" To say this place is beautiful is an understatement! We went with the all-inclusive option over New Years and engaged in the horsemanship clinic. It was MAGICAL! We got to train the horses, learn how to saddle, ride, have picnics out on the ranch, sit at night by a beautiful bonfire and the experience is one we will talk about for YEARS! The staff are incredible and delivered a true ranch experience which is exactly what we were looking for. A quant and well appointed ranch house, great homestyle food, numerous rides and time with the horses...it was UNBELIEVABLE! If you're looking for a luxury, bougie type of experience this isn't for you, but if you want comfortable, warm, real, authentic, a place filled with love, laughter and adventures and you can flex with ranch time, then DO NOT HESITATE!!!".
“There are some encounters that forever change your life. The experience my daughter's (aged 14 experienced rider, and 8 years - novice rider) and I had at Music Meadows Ranch was one of those, in a profoundly beautiful way. Elin, Madeline and their team went above and beyond to meet our needs, assist us in reaching our goals and did so in a manner that was encouraging, challenging and brought about the best in who we are. Zoe was thrilled to be riding and lunging on her own, and even driving cattle!! We will never forget this adventure and would highly recommend Music Meadows Ranch to anyone interested. This place is more than a horse ranch, it's a life changing experience in a breathtaking setting with truly competent and giving staff. Thank you so much for this opportunity, we can't wait to come back!"
"Elin and Madeline are fantastic horsewomen and guides! They taught us so much about handling horses in a way that communicates we are in charge, clearly and fairly. We all went home more confident and better equipped to handle our own young horses. Also, Elin and Madeline are the first trainers I have met that work well with the horse AND the child. Many trainers are good at one of those. But they excel at working with our young horse and our young daughters, and that is GOLD. The Music Meadow horses stood out to me the most. These horses are SO well trained. They were the best trained horses I have ever seen, and did not take advantage of our mistakes. I was impressed, to say the least. In summary, you will be safe, have fun, see the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo range up close, eat good food, and enjoy the people you are with. :)