Over and over, I have heard the girls describe how the horses go out each might and don’t have to be ridden more than 3 or 4 times a week and that they are so friendly you can wander among the herd in the pasture.The girls of course describe the amazing rides too, but it was the quality of care so many horses receive that in some ways stands out in all of our minds; I think because without that sense of well-being none of us would have been able to enjoy the riding. From me, Mom, I first thank you for your constant and careful attention to safety .Tori sure loved “her band of ponies” as she liked to call them.
Mary Kretchman, Colorado We had an absolutely amazing time and it quickly became clear why guests return and why we have heard such extraordinary compliments of the ranch.Nat Hansen, Ohio What a fantastic time we had last week at Bitterroot.He is a gem, and I imagine will be a fixture at Bitterroot for always, but should he ever need a home or vacation in the East, do let us know.With gratitude- Tara , Jim, Wyndom and Tori Coming back to the Bitterroot is like coming home for me – despite such an uncertain and ever changing world it is comforting to have such a beautiful and magical place to escape to. Instructions were clear and helpful and the wranglers were bright, kind and ready to answer questions and give me pointers on my riding. Most of all it was wonderful to just have amazing fun with a bunch of like-minded folk as a guest of the caring, attentive, dedicated, lovely Fox family! You all, and the wonderful staff, have sure created something special at Bitterroot!
From scenery and horses to staff, the retreat environment was the perfect area in which to process all that went on in one short week.( Anna Twinney clinic). I had complete confidence in all of my mounts, yet each had their own personality, vim and vigour! I rode every am and pm and enjoyed all the horses I rode. The country is spectacular, the horses well trained and reliable, the riding experience exciting, the accommodations are inviting, the food too good and the cocktail hour always welcome. The experience is a live advertisement for the importance of preserving open spaces. Thank you Fox family for making this a week I will never forget. You, your horses and the young people you have working there are amazing. We have now arrived back in RI, but we spent many an hour driving East, reflecting on the amazing experiences we had “Out West.” However, by far and away our time at Bitterroot stands out as one of the most special weeks any of us has ever had (including Jim) and certainly as a family, a week will cherish ALWAYS!Terralea Saint Onge, Vermont The clinic with Anna has opened up a whole new perspective and there is no better place to have experienced this.Your hospitality, kindness, attention and understanding have been second to none; each guest is made to feel welcome as an individual and I have never felt so relaxed. It is a wonderful combination of rustic, elegant and charming. Wendy Bayne, New York You are all so warm and engaged in conversations with the guests that we felt invited into your family and home. Ours was by the creek – a peaceful lullaby to fall asleep to. The family style dining allowed me to meet and interact with the other guests. The staff is very congenial, friendly and personable, willing to help and make my stay more delightful and enjoyable. The Bitterroot Ranch provided a spectacular backdrop, one that must be seen and felt to be believed. Your warm hospitality, cordial and attentive staff, beautiful and well behaved equines, all contained within a spectacular setting are things I’ll remember fondly forever. I felt that the effort put towards matching a guest with a horse was exceptional. I am in awe of your horses’ careful surefootedness. A week that I considered would be the highlight of my spring quickly became what might be the highlight of my year.Jim and Joy Zimmerman, ID The end of June gang is mobilizing and heading West to moove cows, we carry T-shirts, cases of Flat Tire, vodka and jello, bellyfuls of future laughter, and oh so much anticipation.