Come Ride and Learn with us!

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 hundreds of clinics over the last 28 years and continually brings his experience and knowledge back to the ranch. With a low guest to wrangler ratio, 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”.


“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.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You all exceeded my expectations! I can’t imagine wanting to go anywhere else for a vacation! I already have and will spread the word. My only suggestion would be a larger sign at the beginning of the driveway!”



“This week has been the most outstanding time we have ever had. The staff, services, horses, facilities and program are leaps and bounds above all others. We are amazed or better yet speechless by your unbeatable horsemanship. We have gained the most respect for you all. There are no words to explain our thanks to you all.”

Aaron and Melissa


“Meals were very good, home cookin’ ranch food. The horses and wrangling were the bestest ever. Our room was cozy every time we returned from our day. Beat expectations! Hands down, over and above. I know we were guests but maybe we made some friends with a few of you. “

Alice & Christopher


Reach Us

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch

6220 McGinnis Meadows Rd
Libby, MT 59923

Ph +1 (406) 293-5000

McGinnis Meadows Ranch