Arden Foster, 9th year Wrangler at Rainbow Trout Ranch, including, but not limited to, helping with the care and upkeep of the horses, ensuring the safety and high fun levels on rides, dancing until the cows come home, and eating too much at meals.
By Arden Foster on March 6th, 2023
It may only be March, but in my mind I am already preparing for summer. As a wrangler, that includes, but is not limited to, early mornings, muddy boots, endless learning about horses, people, and nature, late night dance nights, sing-alongs, and laughter that fills the soul. Working at RTR has become a big part […]
By Arden Foster on December 16th, 2022
This summer was one of the soggiest summers we have seen, and boy did we have a great time! We were all impressed with how fun the families were that came to see us, and were game to go riding with us, despite the rain. Before any riders leave the barn, we are always sure […]
By Arden Foster on March 24th, 2021
When we are riding, we as wranglers always want to make sure that we can communicate with our riders to the best of our ability. In this post, we discuss vocabulary that we might use when talking about making our horses comfortable while we ride.
By Arden Foster on November 24th, 2020
All winter, our horses get to be horses. Run with the herd, play all day, and grow a thick, fluffy winter coat to keep warm all winter. We think they quite enjoy themselves, and come back refreshed and ready for a new summer every year!
By Arden Foster on April 15th, 2020
Being remote is a special part of the ranch, but the travel can be a big part to plan. Frances, long time guest and friend, has shared her insight on traveling to the ranch from the UK, and road trip routes to the ranch from the various proximity airports. We hope this helps you plan your trip with us!
By Arden Foster on January 27th, 2020
For a few years, I’ve been hiding my lack of education in westerns from everyone I work with. But as I watch the classics, I’m coming clean and confessing which ones I’m just watching for my first time. In this case, it’s City Slickers.
By Arden Foster on April 20th, 2019
Sam and Derek recently competed in a fly-fishing tournament on the Conejos River, and they did a wonderful job representing the ranch. Sam has written a blog on the river, and the fun in fishing in Colorado in the spring.
By Arden Foster on April 5th, 2019
We have found our horses in various places as the years have gone by, and many of them have become beloved RTR family members. We are excited to say that this coming summer we have 15 new horses that have the opporunity to become part of our herd. Check out what we think is important, and meet a few!
By Arden Foster on March 22nd, 2019
Coming in for her 7th summer, Lauryn has made quite a name for herself as one of our favorite Wisconsinites and staff members. She’s spent many a summer working with the teens, and we wanted to catch up with her on her experiences!
By Arden Foster on January 16th, 2019
The dude ranching world is an amazing opportunity to make life long connections with people from all over, staff and guests alike. This past week, we got to visit with one of ours, Braden, who was a wrangler for us for two years! We got to hear about her exciting new world in Pigeon Forge, TN.
By Arden Foster on December 5th, 2018
We always have a good time wherever we are at Rainbow Trout Ranch, even when we are cleaning! A few of our housekeeping and waitstaff members made a great timelapse video in one of our cabins in the twin room, and we’ve put it here to share with you.
By Arden Foster on June 20th, 2018
A few years ago, we adopted the tradition of wearing pink on Fridays, and support the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” program sponsored by Wrangler. It’s become something that we encourage everyone on the ranch to participate in!
By Arden Foster on June 1st, 2018
This summer, we are making an effort to introduce our blog readers to some of our great staff members that we have this year! This week is Hannah, from Ohio. We hope you have the pleasure of meeting her out here on the ranch!
By Arden Foster on May 14th, 2018
In today’s world, we are always checking our emails, responding to texts, or seeing what’s new in the world on our phones. At our dude ranch, it offers the perfect opportunity to take a break, relax, and just enjoy the moment. Read more to see why!
By Arden Foster on May 2nd, 2018
You’ll never meet two ranch dogs more welcoming to new faces and old friends than HubCap and LugNut. We have had some great ranch dogs through the years at Rainbow Trout Ranch, but these two definitely have left an impression in our hearts.
By Arden Foster on April 17th, 2018
The old English breed, the Suffolk Punch, is truly a beautiful breed of horse. We are now proudly breeding and training them at Rainbow Trout Ranch! With the newest addition just born, we are interested in learning more about them, and sharing with you.