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
    • Dressing up at the ranch doesn’t require a sport coat, although you may see one or two.  It does typically require a blouse, a collared shirt and your best cowboy boots.   Our guests have fun with western fashion and may often be seen in a fancy western shirt, crisp blue jeans and a handsome belt and cowboy boots. For the kids, dress jeans and a nice top are fine. For more detailed info on the C Lazy U dress code, please see our Guest Policies page.
  • 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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We spent a week here in July/August as a family. It just couldn't have been a better holiday. My non-riding son even rode. The staff are absolutely on it all week. The food, activities and general attentiveness is as good as I've experienced anywhere. The main element of a ranch holiday is the riding and here C Lazy U excels.

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