Ultimate Old West: The White Stallion Ranch Experience

Discover your pioneer spirit on a working dude ranch as you enjoy scenic trail rides, ranching demonstrations, country western dance lessons and cowboy songs around an evening bonfire.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 20193RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience a Wild West adventure at the renowned White Stallion Ranch, a working ranch at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains. Take easy trail rides, hear the history of the ranch from owner Russell True and lend a hand with grooming and feeding ranch animals. Cowboy songs around a bonfire complete this adventure to discover your inner cowboy or cowgirl.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles; getting on and off of and riding a horse.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy scenic trail rides on gentle horses, breakfast and lunch cookouts, a hayride and a desert nature walk.
  • Learn how to handle a lasso, communicate with horses, watch horse-roping and penning demonstrations and see how a horse is “shod.”
  • Spend evenings participating in country western dance lessons, stargazing at the stunning night sky, listening to a performance by a cowboy singer and enjoying a "Wild West Show" presentation by a Western performer.
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Ute Vaughn
Originally hailing from Germany, Ute Vaughn is an artist and teacher who has studied art in Europe and the U.S., and is now based in Tucson, Arizona. Primarily working in watercolors and wall murals, her work is most often inspired by the colors, animals and mysticism of the Southwest.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ute Vaughn
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Bill Ganz
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Tucson: The Life and Times of an American City
by C. L. Sonnichsen
Early Tucson (Images of America)
by Anne I. Woosley and Arizona Historical Society
Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900
by Jeremy Agnew
Cowboys & the Trappings of the Old West
by William Manns, elizabeth Clair Flood & Charlotte Berney
Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border
by Rachel C. St. John
True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine
by Editors of True West

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