Laine Chester
Horseback riding & mule deer hunting

We offer our Mule deer hunts and Merriam turkey hunts on a scenic, timbered high-country working cattle, hunting and guest ranch in the Pine Ridge area of Northwest Nebraska. HORSEBACK RIDING VACATIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR NOW. We offer guests of various experience levels the opportunity to be a cowboy or a cowgirl for a day or a week: to ride and fully experience ranch life. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, solitude for those who desire it, comfortable, cozy, clean cabins, beautiful country, abundance of wild life and wide open spaces that are a dream come true! We look forward to sharing our ranch and our lifestyle with you.

Our ranch broke quarter horses are comfortable working cattle or just leisurely exploring the ranch.Tell us your desires and we will help you create the ranch vacation of your dreams!

You decide what day of the week to arrive and to leave, and how long you want to stay. Rustic lodging, meals served family style, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, fresh air, star-gazing, a serene and peaceful retreat from the urban hustle and bustle...You will come as a guest and leave feeling like part of our family. We strive to provide down home rural hospitality for our vacation and adventure seeking guests
horseback riding on our beautiful ranch
Horseback riding in the creek bottoms
guests help move cattle on working ranch vacation
Guests helping move cattle on our working ranch

We do not ride nose to tail, but spread out when the terrain allows and you need to be confident at a trot or canter outside of an arena if you wish to work with the cattle or help move cattle. Our guest horses are gentle quarter horses. You are welcome to bring your own horses.

We can custom tailor your riding and vacation time to match your experience level and desires. We can do pleasure riding only, with the speed set by you, if you do not feel comfortable working with cattle. You will have our undivided attention as we only take small groups of 5 people or less, which helps guarantee a top-notch experience. If you are unsure about your experience level being adequate, please contact us and we can talk about it! Your safety is very important to us as we strive to make this the ultimate horseback riding vacation for you and your friends or family. If you have a special request, please don't hesitate to let us know.

If you wish to have the working ranch experience, you will ride, help round up and drive the cattle herd, plus bulls, to new pastures. Also join us as we ride through the herd daily to check on them, checking fences, water, and minerals. Experience the thrill of bonding with your horse through the adventure of working together to accomplish daily ranch tasks.

In April we normally round up the herd for branding and vaccinating the calves. In June we put the bulls out to pasture then sort them off and bring them home in September. We round up the herd again for vaccinating and weaning calves around Labor Day. We repeat this process again in October to sell the calves and pregnancy check the cows. We sort off the cows who aren't pregnant and haul to our local livestock auction. Then the rest of the herd goes back out to pasture until we run out of grass or it starts snowing. The herd will be moved to winter pastures until calving season in the spring. Then the cycle repeats itself.

Other tasks that go on through out the year on our working ranch are checking water, filling salt and mineral bins, gathering strays, fixing fence, checking and doctoring sick cows or calves when needed. Also maintenance and improvement projects on our tack, well/water system, buildings, equipment, etc., trimming hooves on the horses, spraying weeds....We have about 200 acres of alfalfa that we hay for winter feed.

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