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In this day and age the term "ranch" seems to be used loosely, mainly by those who wished they had one. Rest assured, we truly are a family owned and operated "ranch" on 1000+ privately owned acres plus special permitted Forest Service land. The Rider family has lived here since 1952 and our children are the third generation to work on the place. We raise cattle and horses, manage our own timberlands, and even have our own sawmill. In 1986 we began sharing our beautiful place and a glimpse of our lifestyle with guests. Not only do we hope our guests enjoy their experience with us, but perhaps also leave with a bit better understanding about agriculture (what it takes to get food to their table) and silviculture (forests and wood products). In these times when much of our country’s open spaces and agricultural lands are being converted to subdivisions and houses, we strive to maintain our land as habitat for wildlife, pastures for our livestock, a sustainable, healthy forest, and a place for guests to enjoy.

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We take pride in our good ranch horses. They are gentle enough to take excellent care of a first time rider but well trained so that
an experienced horseman can also enjoy them. They range in age and breeds but most are Quarter Horses that we have raised and trained right here on the ranch.

We think our horses live a pretty good life. They have the luxury of living in a 300 acre pasture when we aren’t riding them. They spend their non-working days, roaming the mountains, eating grass and sleeping in the shade of the trees. During the winter they
still live outside and we feed them plenty of hay every day. We feel this is a more “natural” way of living that keeps them happier
and healthier. However, this is one of the reasons we require reservations as it takes time for someone to go out and bring them
back to the barn to get ready for rides.

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(208) 667-3373 • info@riderranch.com
6219 S. Wolf Lodge Creek Road • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

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