Come RIDE with us!McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch located in the northwest corner of Montana. Our main emphasis is 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 300 clinics over the last 18 years and continually brings his experience and knowledge back to the ranch. With an average of 15 to 20 guests per week, we can better know you, work with you individually, and tailor 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, 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". Some tell us this is heaven, "No, it's just paradise".
Mentioned by CNN Travel as one of the TOP six places to be a cowboy!
Experience a deeper understanding of Buck Brannaman style horsemanship and leave with the tools that will help to strengten your horsmanship in the months and years to follow.
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"I came to McGinnis Ranch to study horsemanship. Every day I was filled to the brim on how to be a better horseman, new ways to be with a horse, how and what can I offer the horse. But what I didn’t realize was in the learning of how to have something to offer the horse I needed to look into myself: to be 100% present for the horse, for myself, for others. I learned bucket loads of horsemanship and mountains about myself. I stand taller physically, mentally and emotionally. I am not the same person I was when I arrived. An unexpected journey into the "rightness" of life.
A big thank you to all who make McGinnis Ranch what it is."
"Back home...already miss the ranch, the horses and most important the cookies, thank you for this incredible week, the kindness of the staff, the patience of the wranglers and the delicious food of the chef! Also special thanks to Shayne: so much to learn from you, I wish we'd have someone like you in France to teach us...anyway only one thing to do: come back next year!!!"
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