I first went to the Hunewill Guest Ranch in 1999
and I've been going back every year since. The ranch is located in the
Bridgeport Valley on Route 395 about 30 minutes north of Mono Lake and
the western entrance to Yosemite National Park. The setting is spectacular,
with snow-capped peaks in the background and miles of beautiful meadows
to lope across. The ranch has been in the possession of the Hunewill
family since 1860, and there is a timeless quality
to life there. Cowboys still ride and move herds of cattle, fences
are fixed, irrigation ditches are dug, and foals are born and raised.
During a typical week at the ranch, guests will have the opportunity
to ride twice a day at whatever level they are comfortable with. There
will be a creekside breakfast, an outdoor barbeque, a talent night,
a gymkhana, colt
My horse, Shenandoah, that I've had for the past two
years. Heyoka became a kids' horse.
View of the ranch from Upper Summers Meadow Road
For information about the Hunewill Guest Ranch, contact
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