McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, Libby

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  • If you are a horse person or just a person wanting to learn about horses, this place is absolutely for you. The environment is fantastic and relaxing and the teachings of Shane and his staff are wonde...  more »
  • As usual, the accommodations and food were wonderful and the staff all incredibly helpful and supportive. I made huge strides with my young horse and horsemanship, as well as getting her out to join t...  more »
  • As I sit here drinking a cup of "joe" out of my McGinnis Meadows Ranch Coffee Cup, I recall the super fun week I had last week at the ranch. Down deep I have always wanted to be a cowgirl but life had...  more »
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  • My stay at McGinnis Meadows was the best experience of my entire life. I was drawn to this ranch by the Buck Brannaman Clinic. I lost my 32 year old mare who I shared 1/2 my life with and found myself horseless after 50 years of owing, raising and riding. (My dreams of riding in a b Buck Clinic seemed bleak). I found out that McGinnis had over 100 head of horses started or retrained in the Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman style of horsemanship and that they would pair me up with the perfect horse to achieve my dream! Owned by one of Buck's best friends, student and fabulous horseman in his own right Shayne Jackson. He has put together the perfect place to learn this style of horsemanship with an incredible staff, wranglers, eager interns, great cooks, beautiful surroundings, comfortable, quaint lodging and beautiful horses for every level of rider. You can also bring your own horse and they will put them up for you right there on the ranch. It was an amazing three days of horsemanship and cattle cutting with Buck, but I think the best time ever was the last 2 days using what I learned out in real life situations with the wranglers, interns and awesome guests. WHO KNEW A 64 YEAR YOUNG WOMAN WOULD LOVE TO DRIVE CATTLE 🐂🐴❤️
  • Beautiful property. Good food. Arrogant Ownership. Overworked interns. A couple of shady ranch hands. Safety is a concern. Don't recommend.
  • If you are a dressage rider I don't reconmended it, I went along, as I know that all riding at the end is the same, dressage, western all have similar principles. However sitting through lesson after lesson with someone telling that your chosen sport is cruel to horses, that dressage horse are all unhappy and it is all bad training. When it is easy to tell that they don't know much about dressage at all. Then the owner and his new girlfriend Des both have a go at you and instead of stopping and explaining what they want and what part of the gear they are referring to, (not everyone knows what a slobber strap is), they start telling you, you will ruin their horse. I was there to learn with a open mind but they were not there to teach with an open mine. All disclpines have people who don't treat horses well, you can't tell me all Cowboys do everything perfect.
  • Great place!
  • Great place for riders and people who want to submerse themselves into the cattle world for the first time. Lovely support staff, excellent food and comfortable lodging. This experience is one of the best. I highly recommend. The horses are well trained and maintained with care and integrity. You will find this an experience worth a lifetime.
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