Volume 16. Issue 24

“New friends are like new adventures. You never know what lessons they will teach you.”

– Unknown-

What a truly special and amazing 10-day we just had. McGinnis Meadows just hosted it’s first ever women’s only 10-day ranch working experience and I can truly say, on behalf of everyone who participated and helped out, that it was an experience we all will never forget. The women who joined us came from all over the USA and while a couple of them knew each other before arriving each and everyone of them left as family.

Paint night was a success!

Every person here cheered on each other as they worked through fears and overcame obstacles. They were able to get out into the mountains to check on cattle and explore uncharted territory. They worked on horsemanship as we taught everyday cowgirl skills from leg yielding to open gates to swinging a rope to head steers. They were all game for anything we threw at them and even played a lively game of mounted horse soccer!

Calvary exercises in the meadows!

Each night was filled with story telling and photos and the game room was always packed with both guests and wranglers trying to get in on a game of pool, poker or liars dice. Even the boys wanted in on the festivities and Kevin’s dog Kate was definitely the center of attention, stealing the show numerous times as each lady wanted a selfie with the adorable ranch pup.

New Cook Holly serving up Huckleberry Margaritas!

Needless to say the women’s only stay was a smashing success and we all can’t wait for another go at it next year!

Laser tag shenanigans

Until next time folks…


Look at the focus in this game of liars dice…

Paige and Quick