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McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch

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Address: 6223 McGinnis Meadows Rd, Libby, MT 59923
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+1 406-293-5000
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
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Fantastic working cattle ranch!

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Great week in winter horsemanship

Another wonderful week of intense learning. Shayne and Des built up and advanced the class according to our level. We were learning fast and furious! I love their teaching style... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful week of intense learning. Shayne and Des built up and advanced the class according to our level. We were learning fast and furious! I love their teaching style and ability to know what the riders need ( even if we don't. ) They are fair, honest and fun. The ranch horses are honest and kind as I fumbled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clear your mind, open your heart and be ready to learn! If you desire a positive change in your horsemanship skills, this is the place for you. Take advantage of the small class size and individualized attention in the heated indoor arena. Rest assured you will experience every bit of the Buck Brannaman style horsemanship this ranch promises. The intensive... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Missy, for taking time to write about your horsemanship experience! Wintertime at the ranch is all about horsemanship and we challenge our guests to improve their skills and take away lots of golden nuggets to use in their riding at home. Nan's hearty meal keeps folks fueled for the riding sessions, and the winter scenery is spectacular! We... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The winter horsemanship program is the best I have ever experienced. If you want to focus on the finesse of horsemanship ,this is the place to do it. I have ridden in several clinics with Buck and wanted a place where I could ride a finished horse and and find all the little bits of information I felt I have... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Pamela, We really appreciate your kind words! We strive to provide a unique and detailed horsemanship experience for those who come to participate in our winter program. Our wranglers take their teaching very seriously, while still keeping it fun! And our chef is always looking for new recipes to satisfy the guests hunger after a full day of riding!... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here in Jan 2017 for a week of the winter horsemanship program.I didn't have much riding experience before I arrived and wasn't sure how I would go but the staff were extremely helpful and supportive. I felt like everyone there really wanted me to succeed, believing in me and pushing me until I understood. The wranglers are amazing... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Megan, Thank you so much for taking time to write about your experience at McGinnis Meadows Ranch. The winter horsemanship program is all about having people succeed with their horses, and have fun doing it, so we are happy to hear that you felt this! We look forward to having you back at the ranch. The staff at McGinnis... More 

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was totally a dream holiday. The staff and horses are really what makes McGinnis as amazing as it is!! They catered to every need possible with a heart felt warmth and a hearty smile. The staff were genuine, skillful, knowledgeable and very patient - it didn't matter if you were a seasoned rider or a complete beginner....it just didn't... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time to write about your visit to McGinnis Meadows. We are glad that you found the staff, meals, riding and overall ranch to be a great experience. And thank you for recognizing that our staff works very hard to make sure our guests have everything they need. The owner is very enthusiastic and passionate about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I run a training and rehabilitation centre in the UK and spent a week on the Winter Horsemanship Program at McGinnis Meadows, we were already following the methods of Buck Brannaman when we arrived but our knowledge and ability was taken to a whole new level during our stay. The most fantastic place on the planet to... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Clive, Thank you for your note about McGinnis Meadows Ranch! Here at the ranch we are never satisfied with the status quo- We are continually studying Buck's methods ourselves and always wanting to share this knowledge with everyone who comes to the ranch! Glad to hear the entire experience was what you were hoping for. We are looking forward... More 

Warrenton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My visit this year in October 2016 was my third time out! It was by far the best trip yet!! It was the last week of the season and only 10 guests there. I loved that because we got to know each other very well and had a wonderful time learning more horsemanship, rounding up the cattle, riding up the... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking time to write about your experience at McGinnis Meadows. One thing we hear frequently from guests is how they develop lifelong friendships during their stay here. We love that!! Once you visit McGinnis you truly are family. We are looking forward to seeing you back here. The Staff at McGinnis Meadows More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We spent a full week at the McGinis ranch for the first time, and everything was perfect, from the welcoming of the staff to the food, the teaching and advice from the wranglers, the horses, the rides, working with the cattle and the accomodation. Highly recommended.

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Sven, Thank you for writing about your McGinnis Meadows Ranch experience! It was a pleasure having you here and we are thrilled that the ranch met your expectations for your vacation. Please come back and visit us again :-) The staff at McGinnis Meadows Ranch. More 

Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is my third year at McGinnis Ranch and it just gets better every year. Everyone at the ranch is so friendly and helpful. Within a day it feels like you are with family. There is so much to learn but the wranglers are so patient and kind and make the learning process a positive experience. The countryside is so... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking time to write about McGinnis Meadows. We are so glad you found your experience "amazing"- We strive for that in every aspect of the ranch! One of the things we hear most is the lifelong friendships that develop from our guests time at the ranch...we have several groups that come back every year and all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I prepared almost two years physically and financially to come to McGinnis, the ranch with horses in the mist in Buck's documentary. I was still incompetent and overwhelmed! You can watch the DVDs until you can quote them by heart but the experience of executing moves the way Buck and Ray Hunt do in the videos is a whole new... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking time to write about your ranch experience. Our philosophy here is to follow Buck Brannaman's style of horsemanship, and all of our horses and staff are educated this way, so there is potentially a learning curve when you arrive! For those who find it, it becomes a way of life and we love offering... More 

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