Looking for a home for your horse? Here are some of California's best
Sycamore Trails Stables
San Juan Capistrano
This Orange County facility has been family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, and riders from beginning levels to advanced enjoy their riding experiences with three covered arenas. The unique facilities provide riders with comfortable, all-weather riding. There’s also five other arenas for training and/or riding in a more pastoral atmosphere. A wide range of accommodating feeds at reasonable rates and immediate openings are available. Call (949) 661-1755 or visit the facility’s website.
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Steens Mountain Guest Ranch
Oregon (see ad on Page 59)
This family-operated working guest ranch wants its visitors to experience the life of the true cowboy and experience the life of a buckaroo first-hand. Here, you become a part of the cowboy crew as soon as you set foot on the ranch’s beautiful Pacific Northwest soil. For the next few days you will live, breathe, eat, sleep, and fully enjoy the sought-after life that made the American West famous.
Seated at the base of the Steens Mountains in the heart of Oregon’s historic buckaroo country, Steens Mountain Guest Ranch provides a unique, intimate, cowboy experience. With its ‘two guests per buckaroo’ ratio, you’ll be one of no more than four guests on the ranch at any time.
As part of the crew, you can expect ranch-raised horses and no ‘nose-to-tail’ riding – and you will receive individual attention while working next to the cowboys. Ever helped doctor a calf or brought in a stray cow? Your hosts realize that not everyone wants to experience everything, so you define your comfort zone and just stand back and watch the action, if you’d like.
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