BACK COUNTRY WAGON RIDES www.backcountrywagontrips.com
** Picturesque Scenery ** Form Lifetime Memories **
Wagon rides from the ranch through the heart of deer and elk country will be offered from June 2013 through mid-September 2013, weather permitting. Trips will average 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Snacks and refreshments will be provided along the way for both morning and afternoon trips. Chuckwagon Dinners cooked in Dutch Ovens will be served with the afternoon trips. For RESERVATIONS or more information please email Ned @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call him @ 605-673-4317. Wagon Ride Rates and Information Reservations are required. Please try to place them 24-48 hours in advance. Thank you!
Spring Valley Ranch is a working cattle and horse ranch that was established in 1971 by Ned and Doris Westphal. It is located in the center of the Black Hills National Forest. More specifically it is 20 miles southwest of Custer, South Dakota or 24 miles northwest of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Whether it is a clear, blue sky in the daytime or a partially cloudy evening, the beauty continues to be breathtaking. The picture on the left shows the ranch from the top of hill last June. The picture on the right is of a January sunset.
For sorting cattle for summer pasture, we use both horses and ATVs here at the ranch. In the above photo, all the horses shown are home-raised. Horses from left to right: Kari is riding Willow, a daughter of Doc Pep, Tina is on Jet, a son of Jacks Two Classy, and Ned is riding Neon, a daughter of Foxy Red Duke. Tony is helping us out on the green 4-wheeler and Andy is on the red one.
In these two photos, Stetson poses while waiting for the water barrel to fill, and Morgan pauses on his way to deliver grain to a horse.