Three Bars Guest Ranch is set in the Crown of the Continent and truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With over 75,000 acres to roam, there is virtually no end of possibilities for you to explore. The ranch is nestled up against the mountains with the St. Mary’s River running on the edge of the property to the North, and Perry Creek and the Perry Creek Valley run to the West where the ranch cattle run on open range for the summer. Whether you prefer a high mountain lookout or a cool afternoon ride by the river, you are sure to lose yourself in this remarkable landscape.
No Previous Riding Experience – No problem
If this is your first riding vacation, you will feel right at home. We offer horseback riding lessons to our guests and can accommodate all levels of experience from old hands to greenhorns. Our certified wranglers will work to make you comfortable and safe. Our #1 priority is always our guests safety.
Horseback riding is a very physical activity, one which requires balance, stamina and strength. Anyone who is physically fit can learn to ride. Kids must be at least 6 years old to ride at the ranch. It is mandatory that every rider wear riding boots, for safety. If you do not have riding boots, the ranch has cowboy boots for rent in the ranch store. These are perfect for children with growing feet. We also provide helmets for anyone that would like one. Helmets are required for anyone 12 years of age and younger. Riders must not exceed a maximum of 260 lbs.
Safety and Comfort
Your safety is our number one concern. Our Dude Ranchers Association certified wranglers are dedicated to making your vacation and riding experience as enjoyable as possible. We hand select horses for each riding guest. Careful care is given to every horse selection to make sure your riding experience is positive.
Beginner riders can move at their own pace – there is no need to be a pro to fit in. One third of our guests have never ridden a horse before, so our wranglers are well accustomed to new riders. The wranglers strive every day to improve your riding skills. “The best way for us to make you a safer rider, is for us to make you a better rider.” -April Beckley
For those interested, the ranch also offers a full lesson program. We offer weekly beginner groups lesson. We also offer an al-a-cart private riding lesson program for those who want individual instruction. Private lessons start at $50 per hour.