Spring/Fall Packing List

  • Jeans or traditional riding pants.
  • Pull-on boots with a heel for riding (adults may wear lace-ups, but we prefer that they wear the pull-on variety if possible).
    • While we do have a small selection of boots for you to borrow from we can’t guarantee boots for every guest. You can find great inexpensive boots at Sheplers.com (we suggest: Old West, Justin, Ariat and Roper).
  • Wool layers and socks. We suggest SmartWool.
    • Multiple layers are your best bet for staying warm- a great wool base layer, with fleece, flannel or down as a secondary layer should guarantee you a toasty warm vacation!
  • Helmets – if you have your own and prefer to use it you sure can, but we do provide helmets and require all guests 17 and younger to wear helmets.
  • Cowboy hats or ball caps are appropriate headwear for adult horseback rides.
    • We ask that a hat clip, or stampede string be worn with cowboy hats. Both of these items can be purchased at our store if needed.
    • We also recommend bringing warm hats or heard bands, and scarves as the average daytime temperatures drop quite a bit in the Fall.
      • Make sure that your hat covers your ears!
  • Chaps or half-chaps (optional)
  • Riding gloves (optional)
    • A pair of fitted gloves/or ski glove liners: remember that you don’t generate any heat on the back of a horse so it is important to keep your head and hands covered.
  • FOR THE LADIES – a sports bra for riding.
  • Swimsuits for the pool and hot tub, and for the reservoir rides that your kids’ counselors might take your kids on.
  • Flip-flops/sandals
  • Tennis shoes
    • The C Lazy U offers a myriad of non-equine related activities such as tennis, basketball, etc.
  • Rain jackets or long slickers
    • These can be placed into your saddle bags or tied to your saddle while riding.
    • We ask that you don’t bring ponchos, as they catch the wind and present a safety hazard when riding a horse.
  • Dinner Attire for Adults
    • Although there is not a dress code in our dining room, adult dinner attire has been described as Ranch Cocktail Attire or Western Chic – men usually wear jeans (or slacks) and a nice button down, and women have been seen in ranch/western dressy skirts and tops, or jeans and dressy western tops. Have a little fun with it– “cowboy-up” your cocktail attire!
  • Coats/heavy jacket for the evening hours
  • Sunscreen and bug spray if you have a preferred brand.
We provide the following:
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Helmets
  • Small selection of riding boots
  • Refillable water bottles
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Fall Horseback Riding Vacations

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“Great family vacation”

I love this ranch. So many activities offered and they really make an effort to make it a great week for parents and kids. Staff is so friendly and helpful. They treat the horses very well and you get a lot of horseback rides in. Plus the rooms are very comfortable. Overall great stay. Awesome place for family bonding.

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