River Ranch Pony Ride

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:16 PM


For months Maggie has been reminding us that she will not be able to go on the "pony" rides because she will be turning 8 very soon.  Seven is the limit for pony rides.  So her wish, prior to turning 8 this coming weekend, was to go on the pony ride at River Ranch.  So for 5 dollars, I made this wish come true today.  She also wanted to visit the petting farm, which is free..........so that is an easy no brainer too.  The only problem is River Ranch is an hour and a half, or an hour and 20 minutes away.  So..............timing.............timing of the visit.  
We selected today as the day!!! 
And she was delighted!
Worth every minute of the drive.
 

 Maggie had a stare down with a bit of conversation with this horse. 
 

We petted goats, deer, sheep, saw baby chicks, baby pheasants, emus, turkeys, a Chinese bird that I cannot recall the name of, donkeys, mules, bunnies, pigs, and we were the only people there for an hour and a half.  The kind gentlemen pictured above showed us all around.  Allowed Hezekiah to get in the pin with sheep, gave Maggie a peacock feather, told us all sorts of fun facts about the animals he cares for, allowed Maggie to feed a calf, and gave us an Emu egg to check out.  He was super kind and very knowledgeable.    























We also went to the main office for Westgate River Ranch and asked about the cool Teepees we noticed while at the petting farm and asked if we could check one out.   A young lady, named Riley, gladly escorted us off in her golf cart and took us to the Teepees to check out.  I inquired of the price, she said for one night for 2 people (all inclusive) it was a pretty penny of 450 dollars.  Wow!  But man, these Teepees were pretty stinking cool.  There were also hammocks outside to lie in and a cool pow wow area to sit around a campfire.  But hey, if you want you can also go primitive camping at River Ranch for around 40 dollars per night.  A little more my league!  Ha!  But let me tell you, it does not hurt to ask to see something because that was really cool! 











 Here is Maggie feeding the calf.  So sweet! 
 


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