McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch

Working Cattle & Guest Ranch in Northwest Montana
  • Horses in their pasture for the evening.Horses in their pasture for the evening.
  • Sorting cattle to be driven out to our summer grazing allotment.Buck is coming back to Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, MT in 2018!

    Dates are July 27, 28, 29

    Classes will be H1 in the morning and H1.5 in the afternoon.
    Contact Janice by email or call 406-293-5000 to sign up today!
    Also check out our Buck Brannaman Clinic website.
  • Driving cattle to new pastures.Driving cattle to new pastures.
  • Cattle work in the arena on teams of two.Cattle work in the arena on teams of two.
  • McGinnis Meadows, Working Cattle and Guest Ranch Cisco is enjoying his afternoon grain while our ranch kitty "Trouble" plays with his lead rope.
  • Shayne getting ready to head a steer that needs to be branded.Shayne getting ready to head a steer that needs to be branded.
  • Branding a steer with the backwards ZO brandBranding a steer with the backwards ZO brand.
  • An afternoon kayaking with our guests at the beautiful Horseshoe Lake!An afternoon kayaking with our guests at the beautiful Horseshoe Lake!
  • Riley driving cattle up the hill to water.Riley driving cattle up the hill to water.
  • Rocket and his guest look through the herd of steers for any signs that one of them need to be doctored.Rocket and his guest look through the herd of steers for any signs that one of them need to be doctored.
  • West Australian Travel

    Featured in

    The West Australian Travel magazine in an article titled

    A Montana Ranch Where the Horse is All
  • View from horseback of the Cabinet Mountains from one of the mountain peaks on the ranch.View from horseback of the Cabinet Mountains from one of the mountain peaks on the ranch.
  • One of our guests working on loping his horse during one of our horsemanship sessions.One of our guests working on loping his horse during one of our horsemanship sessions.
  • Feeding Levi his afternoon snack after a full day of riding.Feeding Levi his afternoon snack after a full day of riding.
  • Wildflowers on the trail.Wildflowers on the trail.
  • Winter Horsemanship at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest RanchWinter Horsemanship at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch.
  • Long-time guest Bernie, riding Roanie moving steers through the trees.Long-time guest Bernie, riding Roanie moving steers through the trees.
  • American Horse Magazine Article
    All About Buck

    Click here to read the PDF article

     

     

    America's Horse is the membership magazine for the American Quarter Horse Association

     

  • Randy on Chief, getting ready to head one of the steers to be roped.Randy on Chief, getting ready to head one of the steers to be roped.
  • View of the ranch grounds from between the horse’s ears.View of the ranch grounds from between the horse’s ears.
  • Gathering up the last couple steers.Gathering up the last couple steers.

Come RIDE and Learn with us!

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.quot;
Ralph Waldo Emerson

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch located in the northwest corner of Montana. Our emphasis is Buck Brannaman horsemanship and we teach this in every aspect of our riding program, whether it be arena riding, trails or cattle work.

We offer our Buck Brannaman style of horsemanship and cattle program for beginner to experienced riders. Shayne Jackson, the owner, has traveled and ridden with Buck in over 400 clinics over the last 20 years and continually brings his experience and knowledge back to the ranch. With an average of 15 guests per week, we can better know you, work with you individually, and tailor your learning experience each day to you. You’ll receive more one on one attention learning this style of horsemanship than at any other ranch.



During your stay, experience Buck Brannaman horsemanship taught clinic style daily, cattle working, cattle drives 2 - 3 days a week, and just heading out and exploring country. Bring your own horse or ride one of our well taught ranch horses using custom made saddles and tack (Kent Frecker Wade saddles and Jeremiah Watt Snaffle Bits with Mecate reins).

McGinnis Meadows Ranch is made up of people who love this way of life. You will find "more" here, from the care put into our lodging and meals, to the care of our horses, fine custom tack, and excellent facilities. "More" in the sincerity of our crew, and "more" in what you find in yourself, and what you can do.

You will leave here a better rider wanting "more of this little slice of heaven".

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