Los Cedros: Scottsdale Horse Heaven

December 10th, 2014|


These hotel guests are fed three times a day. Their blankets are removed from their bodies in the morning and put back on them at night. They have a swimming pool all to themselves and all of the residents on property have a personal trainer. But these are not your typical hotel guests and Los […]

Scottsdale Horseback Riding MacDonalds Ranch

December 3rd, 2014|

Old MacDonald had a ranch, e-i-e-i-o. And on that ranch he had a farm…and so the story goes. MacDonald’s Ranch, in addition to pony rides, trail rides, train rides and gold panning, has a farm – with goats and chickens and miniature horses and donkeys – only they call it a petting zoo here in […]

California Cowgirl in Arizona

November 12th, 2014|

Arizona Cowboy College is the equivalent of sleep away camp for adults who want to play in the desert. No, this isn’t Burning Man. Instead, city slickers hoping to escape their corporate cubicles or experienced equestrians wanting to learn new riding skills will find their happy place beyond a gravel road in Scottsdale.

“I’ve been doing […]

Win Rancho de los Caballeros horseback riding, Passports with Purpose 2012

November 27th, 2012|

Have you ever gone horseback riding in the Arizona desert where Saguaro cactus touch the sky?  Perhaps you’d rather wake up in a cozy bed with an ocean view, listening to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California?

Imagine if you had a chance at either of these prizes for only $10 dollars?  That’s […]

White Stallion Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, AZ

June 20th, 2012|

Best horseback riding vacation ever at White Stallion Ranch
My twelve year old daughter and I had the Best Va-cay Ev-ar at White Stallion Ranch.
Well run dude ranch at White Stallion Ranch

White Stallion Ranch has been owned and operated by the True family since the 1960’s. This is a busy ranch with lots of fun activities.

One […]

Luxury Dude Ranch Vacation at Rancho de los Caballeros, Arizona

January 18th, 2012|

Family first at Ranch de los Caballeros

“I grew up coming here every Thanksgiving holiday,” says 49 year old Ande Torgerson McCally of Washington D. C. “My grandmother and grandfather came to Wickenburg in the 1940’s and built a house at Rancho de los Caballeros in 1972. Now we bring our kids here. They like playing […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ

June 8th, 2011|

Chandler, Arizona Horseback Riding Vacation at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

Designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture,  the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is the place for an Arizona horseback riding vacation. The architecture, design, art and legends of the Pima (Akimel O’otham) and Maricopa (Pee […]

Horseback Riding Vacation with Arizona Dude Ranch Association

May 11th, 2011|

City Slickers take an Arizona Dude Ranch horseback riding vacation

It’s been 20 years since Billy Crystal’s City Slickers hit the big screen and with the new film Rango, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp, taking a visit to the Wild West this spring, a whole new generation will be introduced to the cowboy lifestyle.

Horseback riding […]

Summer Horseback Riding Vacation, Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ

March 31st, 2010|


Hidden Meadow Ranch guest post by Vera Marie Badertscher

 On our way to this Arizona horseback riding vacation,  we drive through some towns crowded with fast food joints and motels, then through smaller towns where the places to stay tend toward cabins instead of modern motels, then we turn off onto a Forest Service Road and […]