Learn the Ropes – Children will have educational components throughout the week incorporated into the fun and will learn how to groom, saddle, and care for a horse. Cowpokes will meet the stars of our ‘cowpoke corner,’ which include traditional ranch animals such as goats, chickens, ponies, and our favorite ranch cat — Albert. Children are invited to help with ‘cowpoke corner chores,’ including gathering eggs, grooming, and feeding.
Saddle Up – CowPokes, between 4 – 6 years, are welcome to enjoy led pony rides around the ranch! For the Small Fries, 2 – 3 years old, we offer special programing with appropriate ranch activities, and outdoor play time. Babysitting services are available at $55/hour for children under 2 years.
Junior Wranglers, ages 7 – 12 years, will enjoy rides with adults as well as special Cowpokes Rides for any child that does not want to do longer rides with their parents. Junior Wranglers will enjoy miles of trail rides and games in the arena.
Play – Horsin’ around is our favorite pastime. Kids can participate in Line Dancing, attend the local Brash Rodeo, enjoy Wagon Rides, Roping Lessons, or pretend to be a country singer (who knows lots of interactive kids favorites). Classic western favorites such as sack races, balloon tosses, and a round of horseshoes develop friendships and incite plenty of laughs.
Create – Children of all ages enjoy stretching their creativity. The kiddos will be creating fun arts & crafts at the ranch, sometimes we paint horse shoes or even paint a horse! During Friday’s dinner, CowPokes roast marshmallows and indulge in the traditional Western dessert – s’ mores.
Roam – Children are invited to explore the entire property. This dynamic is a personal favorite of the owners, Bill and Barb. The idea is that kids, (age appropriate of course) learn to run free and parents learn to let them and let go – a little bit at least. Ride bikes, catch frogs by the pond, visit the goats, and be a little free range.