Category Archives: Horses

Wyoming on Horseback

Are you interested in experiencing the great state of Wyoming on horseback? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch! We provide a variety of horseback rides here at the ranch. Rides range from beginner to advanced, and cover varied terrain in one of the most beautiful areas of Wyoming. Wade through the Gros Ventre River Ranch or Turpin Creek, lope through golden meadows of hay, climb the Gros Ventre foothills for incredible views of the Tetons, or practice your team sorting skills in our large arena ~ the possibilities are … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ Happy New Years!

Happy New Year from our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch! As Sean and I enter our 14th year managing the ranch, we are continually thankful for Karl and Tina’s vision for the Gros Ventre River Ranch.  For those of you who do not know how this place came to be, I will give you a quick recap. After years of sharing ownership in a guest ranch in Jackson Hole, Karl and Tina sold their interest to their partner and started looking for a ranch of their own. Separately, they each came … Continue reading

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Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole Videos Part 1

The Gros Ventre River Ranch is a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming ~ we offer horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and more! This blog post is part one of a series in which we will be sharing videos that our guests have made here at the ranch over the years. Videos are a great way for new guests to get a taste of the ranch, as well as a wonderful way for previous guests to share their experiences! See our first video here: Gros Ventre River Ranch Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch: Winter Pasture

As many of our guests know, the horses at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch head to Dubois for the winter, where the temperatures stay balmy and the snow doesn’t stick. The last of the horses left the ranch two weeks ago, and they all arrived healthy and ready for their vacation! Sean and Tori recently took a drive to visit them, and were happy to report that the horses looked better than ever. Their favorite sight was watching horses Ghost and Steel running around with mud all over their faces … Continue reading

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Wyoming Dude Ranches: A Day in the Life of a Wrangler

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Wyoming Dude Ranches? We gave our wranglers the task of documenting a day in their shoes ~ keep reading for an exclusive look into a day in the life of a Gros Ventre River Ranch wrangler! Our wranglers wake up early to run the horses in (one of their favorite jobs!) This entails riding out into the turnout pasture, and herding the horses up towards the barn. Once the horses are in, wranglers begin catching horses they need for the day, … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Features Paintings from the Gros Ventre River Ranch!

The Gros Ventre River Ranch is staging an appearance at this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival!  Jason Rich, a Utah artist, visited the ranch last year and rode alongside Sean and our wranglers in order to capture authentic Western images that would translate to the canvas. He is this year’s Featured Artist, and two of his paintings from the ranch are to be featured in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, September 5-15, 2013. The Fall Arts Festival is recognized as a world class cultural event, and takes place … Continue reading

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Wyoming Guest Ranches: Specialized Horseback Rides

Wyoming Guest Ranches offer many different kinds of horseback rides, and the Gros Ventre River Ranch is no exception! In addition to morning and afternoon rides of different levels, we offer a picnic ride, all day ride, breakfast ride, and team sorting and penning! Lucy Hill Lunch Ride – This ride typically takes place on Tuesday.  Guests will have the choice of leaving the barn at 9am for either an advanced ride, intermediate ride or beginning ride or leaving the barn at 10am for a walking ride up to Lucy … Continue reading

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Horse Riding in Jackson Hole: Advanced Rides

Are you an experienced rider looking for advanced horse riding in Jackson Hole? Or a more inexperienced rider looking to learn more about horse riding? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch, where we safely guide our guests into the wilds of the Gros Ventre region, providing them with challenging terrain and loping rides! Our advanced rides bring together the elements that you learn on our beginner and intermediate rides.  Those elements will be applied on advanced rides with the addition of loping (back east it is called … Continue reading

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Diversified Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole

Searching for a once in a lifetime experience horseback riding in Jackson Hole?  Look no further! Here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, we offer many different kinds of horseback rides, each tailored to provide a unique experience for our guests. Our beginning rides are tailored for individuals who would like to learn the basics of horseback riding in Jackson Hole. These rides take place more mild terrain, during which riders can gain a good feel for their horse while walking. The beginning rides are also a great way to … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Horse Biographies: Part Two

Many special bonds are formed at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ the guests get to know our wonderful staff, kids and adults alike make friendships that last beyond the ranch, and our guests get to meet and get to know the animals that we share this land with. The bond between horse and rider has to be one of the most incredible bonds to watch develop, so we like to keep our guests updated on the horses they ride even after they’ve left the Gros Ventre River Ranch! Roany … Continue reading

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