Bring sun protection – We get a lot of sunshine here (300+ days). We are also at a high elevation, which means we are closer to the sun, and you are going to want to wear that sunscreen! You should also look into bringing a hat; while cowboy hats are always in style on a ranch, a baseball cap will also be fine.
Dress to be outdoors – In the high alpine environment the weather can change quickly, so we always suggest bringing an extra layer and checking the forecast before leaving. You’ll want to wear pants to ride and closed-toed shoes. You’ll also want to make sure you have a pocket for your cellphone, so it doesn’t fall out along the ride.
Bring cash to tip your guide – You are going to have an awesome guide who will not only teach you how to ride but also tell you all about the area history, fauna and wildlife. Trust us, you’ll want to tip your guide. Grab cash at one of the ATMs or banks in town or ask the ranch if you are able to leave one on your credit card.