Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Liz/Aztec (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A superb holiday that beat all expectations | Varied and different trail every day

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The hot tub was a great plus warming us up after our rides. We had unseasonably cold weather for the first three days

Very relaxed meal times with family and wranglers, good atmosphere and plenty of delicious food. Enormous breakfasts!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

It was difficult to know what clothes to take. We took layers but needed winter base layers, gloves, warm socks etc!! Equally, if we'd been staying the week before or after I think suntan cream and T shirts would have sufficed.
However, we didn't actually get wet so the waterproof trousers were just worn as an extra windproof layer, and we enjoyed lunch back at the Ranch on the coldest days.
We would have liked to do the boat trip down the Missouri but that didn't open until Memorial day which was the Saturday that we left - when we booked we were unaware that we were so 'early' season which might have been helpful to know.
[ITS Comment: This particular ranch is open all year round but we recommend travelling between April and October.]

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

The booking and payment system seemed fine and you were always very helpful when I phoned. The final itinerary pack was very helpful to have.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

The family looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. We had great fun learning new skills in barrel racing, cow cutting, lassoing as well as absorbing the beautiful Montana landscapes, wildlife, and natural horsemanship skills. We saw a bear up a tree whilst on our picnic ride, also eagles, and ospreys, but only a footprint of a wolf! The horses were a pleasure to ride and well matched to the guests.
It was a very relaxed, friendly holiday!
[ITS Comment: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and it sounds as though you saw lots of wildlife!]