Guest Ranch Horseback Riding Lessons Announced As Feature of Marble Mountain Ranch Vacation Packages

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Only a small variety of American dude ranches for families offer riding lessons within their vacation packages. Marble Mountain Ranch aims to set the bar high by announcing covered arena riding within various guest ranch vacation packages.

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Gentle cross breezes move the air through the arena while both horse and rider feel secure in the setting.

Horse back riding at most dude ranches is centered around trail rides, or cattle drives. Few dude ranches offer horse riding lessons as part of the "all-inclusive" fare that is advertised. Even fewer numbers of dude or guest ranches have a covered riding facility that provides security for timid riders, while protecting the participants from direct sun, or wet weather conditions. Now, beginning with the 2014 season, Marble Mountain Ranch is offering riding instruction in their new 100' X 150' X 20' lighted covered arena.

Marble Mountain Ranch's owner, Doug Cole, has been a ranch owner since 1994. He comments. "I followed my passions into my career path." With an unwavering love for the dude ranch, his ranch specialties include rafting, fly fishing, and wrangling.

Marble Mountain Ranch is the only California dude ranch to provide riding instruction as a daily included feature in their "all-inclusive" packages. While guests stay at Marble Mountain Ranch their riding skills will be fine tuned through various arena games and challenges designed to teach them to ride with consistent ques to the horse, with a centered seat, and to familiarize themselves with riding challenges, visitors would likely encounter in the mountain trails departing from the ranch. The capacity to engage in gate transitions in a safe and secure setting is a key to assisting novice riders develop this skill set prior to facing the challenge out on the trail.

The arena at Marble Mountain Ranch is a 100' X 150' covered arena with a groomed base and overhead lighting. Evening riding is now possible under the lighted canopy of the arena. Family ranch guests can now ride with a view to the surrounding forests and mountain peaks, while being protected from the direct rays of a mid-day sun, or the pelting rain of a surprise storm. The point of the covered arena is security, safety, and comfort. Gentle cross breezes move the air through the arena while both horse and rider feel secure in the setting. The arena is the ideal venue for novice or timid riders to push the envelope of their skill sets.

In addition to basic riding instruction, some of the events offered within family horseback riding vacations include team relays, cone work, barrel racing and simulated trail challenges such as log crossings, tight turns, gate changes, and more. The additional evening riding times, and the added comfort and security of the covered arena lessons continue to make Marble Mountain Ranch the highest dollar value riding on the west coast. Over 77 reviews on TripAdvisor go even further in complimenting the operations, as many consider Marble Mountain Ranch among the best dude ranch vacations in America. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-552-6284.

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