We are 3/4 of the way through our 2023 Women’s Ten-Day adventure here at McGinnis Meadows Ranch!

What a great group! They all came here with varying experience levels and ages, but all had the desire to learn and try new things. So far, they have learned the

foundation for getting a good walk, trot and canter, transitions, progressions of lateral work, and competed in an outdoor trail skills course, indoor groundwork competition, and a choreographed musical ride in teams!

Today we are heading out to do cattle work in the meadows and riders will be presented with a new twist. Teams will not only have to gather cattle from the arena, but will then have to drive them through obstacles in the meadows, through several pastures, with the final destination point at the Joanne Wallace pasture. With a bluebird sunny sky day and temps in the 70s it will be spectacular!

It’s not only about riding and horses on this adventure though… The Laser Tag guns were brought out earlier in the week, and with a high level of competitiveness among participants that led to a very active game!

Last night was the popular repeat from last year- The wine and paint party! You can see from the photo that this is a group of talented and budding artists! Holly, our fabulous chef, kept us fed and happy with tapas, desserts and of course, plenty of wine.

Speaking of food, there is no shortage of wonderful dinners here. Holly and the kitchen prep team of Erin, Alex and Micheli do a fabulous job of keeping everyone on the ranch well fed.

Well, we are off for more excitement this afternoon. Stay tuned for an update about the last few days of this really fun adventure!

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