Travel Blogs from Pinetop
... sports a roll top bath so I take full advantage before heading out to Trapper's Cafe for barbecue beef and, most notably, home made apple pie with ice cream. Oscar gets my leftover strips of beef for waiting patiently in the car.
I wake up ridiculously early so take the dog for a walk around the sleepy cattle town when it's still freezing cold and barely light, even before the school bus starts doing its pick ups. Then I get to sample the Heritage ...
Charles wanted to fit in another fly fishing session with Chuck before we left as well as one final ride on Rosie so he had an early breakfast lane whilst the three of us preferred a more relaxed approach. Oliver and Abi had an arena session booked at 9.15am so they could practise lopping and get hints and tips from the wranglers. I packed and caught up on Facebook, emails etc then headed to the arena to take photos and video of Abi & Oli. Charles had improved so went ...
... Going up was surprisingly easy for the horses, all we had to do was hold on tight. However, coming down was a lot scarier and harder to stay in the saddle as the horses negotiated a very rocky terrain. We were all glad to take a short break for lunch but wondered how it would feel to get back in to the saddle afterwards. A little saddle sore we made our way back to the ranch. When we got nearer and were on the flat in a meadow Dean asked if we wanted to open it up a bit, of course ...
Breakfast at 8am was great.
Our first activity was a riding lesson in the arena so we headed over the the barn to sign yet another waiver and choose our cowboy boots and helmet for our first sit on a horse. Bonnie & Duke were looking after us so the first question was who has never ridden a horse before, which was Charles & Oliver. Abi and declared ourselves beginners as we haven't been on a horse in a while. We ...
... were tough enough to stay in the hogan.
Today was another relatively short drive to Greer, AZ to Hidden Meadow Ranch. We managed to negotiate the road today with nothing exciting to report except a detour with a detour. They closed an exit off I-40 so we had to go the wrong direction for 3 miles to take the next exit. And come back the other side only to find that closed to so we had to go a further 3 miles turn round and come back. Finally, after a 12 ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed