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post #1 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Going to Working Ranch in Montana

Hello to all,

Just need information..My husband and I are going on vacation to a working ranch in July..need information on what gear and what to wear...any help would really be appreciated.
Carol

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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Is this the sort of place where they will furnish you the horses and tack and you just have to bring your own clothes and everything?

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 01:20 PM
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Gloves will be important! The ranch may have a list of items they suggest-have you checked w/them?
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, the Ranch provides their own horses.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 01:31 PM
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Do you need to bring your own saddle and everything or do those come with the horses?

Cacowgirl had a good idea. Have you checked with the folks to see exactly what they recommend?

Anyway, just for yourself, I strongly suggest a hat with at least a 4 inch brim to keep your face and neck shaded from the sun. Long sleeved shirts, and comfortable jeans to ride in. I like light colored cotton buttonup shirts over the top of a tight cotton t-shirt, it's a lot cooler than a tank top or anything like that.

Slick soled boots that are comfortable for riding and standing/walking as well. I'm not sure what the weather is like there (I would imagine that it would still get pretty cool at night even in the summer), but you might think about taking a jacket as well.

Beyond that, I'm not sure what you might need to bring as I don't know what they might already be furnishing.
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all so much for the info. I will check with the folks at the Ranch what they recommend. Will tell you all more when I find out.
Carol
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From experience, I recommend stampede strings...
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 05:54 PM
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LOL, good point, Face .

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post #9 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 07:43 PM
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Boots that are as comfortable to wear when off a horse as they are functional when riding. You want to keep up with the activities and would be a shame if you had to keep running back to change! Or if you staggered around in a pair with 2 and a 1/4 inch heels because you aren't used to those. Of course, if you are, then go for it.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-07-2013, 11:58 PM
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Your own saddle!

Where in Montana are you going, I love visting Montana. Some friends of mine have a working ranch there that I just love going to. They have awesome horses and 3500 acres of land to ride on, and what is more fun than pushing cows on horseback all day, nothing!
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