McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch

Working Cattle & Guest Ranch in Northwest Montana
  • Friendships abound at McGinnis Meadows!Friendships abound at McGinnis Meadows!
  • Sorting cattle to be driven out to our summer grazing allotment.Buck is coming back to Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, MT in 2018!

    Dates are July 27, 28, 29

    Classes will be H1 in the morning and H1.5 in the afternoon.
    Contact Janice by email or call 406-293-5000 to sign up today!
    Also check out our Buck Brannaman Clinic website.
  • Staff and interns celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with our guestsStaff and interns celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with our guests
  • Intern Kevin, helping to sort steers.Intern Kevin, helping to sort steers.
  • A guest shows his excitement about paddling on beautiful Horseshoe lake.A guest shows his excitement about paddling on beautiful Horseshoe lake.
  • Siesta time out at Graze! Siesta time out at Graze!
  • Winter Horsemanship at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest RanchWinter Horsemanship at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch.
  • Late fall view from the high country.Late fall view from the high country.
  • Lots of laughter with these three gals!Lots of laughter with these three gals!
  • Soccer on horseback!Soccer on horseback!
  • Jingling the herd in.Jingling the herd in.
  • Holding cattle in the rodeer- view from between the horses ears.Holding cattle in the rodeer- view from between the horses ears.
  • Roby and Twizzle using teamwork to drive steers through a competition course.Roby and Twizzle using teamwork to drive steers through a competition course.
  • Interns Scott, Jenna, Sydney, Ali and Kevin taking in all the instruction.Interns Scott, Jenna, Sydney, Ali and Kevin taking in all the instruction.
  • A guest enjoys one of the many trails.A guest enjoys one of the many trails.
  • Donald Trump and his guest, searching for remaining steers.Donald Trump and his guest, searching for remaining steers.
  • Driving cattle to the ranch.Driving cattle to the ranch.
  • West Australian Travel

    Featured in

    The West Australian Travel magazine in an article titled

    A Montana Ranch Where the Horse is All
  • Early winter beauty.Early winter beauty.
  • Bald Eagles abound here.Bald Eagles abound here.
  • Shadow and guest taking time for a photo out at Graze.Shadow and guest taking time for a photo out at Graze.
  • American Horse Magazine Article
    All About Buck

    Click here to read the PDF article

     

     

    America's Horse is the membership magazine for the American Quarter Horse Association

     

  • Guests and horses take advantage of riding out in an early snowfall.Guests and horses take advantage of riding out in an early snowfall.
  • Ray says Hello!Ray says Hello!

Come RIDE and Learn with us!

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.quot;
Ralph Waldo Emerson

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch located in the northwest corner of Montana. Our emphasis is Buck Brannaman horsemanship and we teach this in every aspect of our riding program, whether it be arena riding, trails or cattle work.

We offer our Buck Brannaman style of horsemanship and cattle program for beginner to experienced riders. Shayne Jackson, the owner, has traveled and ridden with Buck in over 400 clinics over the last 20 years and continually brings his experience and knowledge back to the ranch. With an average of 15 guests per week, we can better know you, work with you individually, and tailor your learning experience each day to you. You’ll receive more one on one attention learning this style of horsemanship than at any other ranch.



During your stay, experience Buck Brannaman horsemanship taught clinic style daily, cattle working, cattle drives 2 - 3 days a week, and just heading out and exploring country. Bring your own horse or ride one of our well taught ranch horses using custom made saddles and tack (Kent Frecker Wade saddles and Jeremiah Watt Snaffle Bits with Mecate reins).

McGinnis Meadows Ranch is made up of people who love this way of life. You will find "more" here, from the care put into our lodging and meals, to the care of our horses, fine custom tack, and excellent facilities. "More" in the sincerity of our crew, and "more" in what you find in yourself, and what you can do.

You will leave here a better rider wanting "more of this little slice of heaven".

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