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Welcome to The Hideout

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, hiking, biking and scenic 4x4 vehicle tours.

The Hideout is limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and has access to over 120 horses for our guests. We offer a one to one staff to guest ratio and the owners and management are actively involved with the well-being of our guests. We are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, inclusiveness (we speak 4 languages), staff, horses, and offer a personal, almost customized vacation. We are very multi-cultural and embrace diversity as an asset. We truly care about making your vacation the best ever!

Every year The Hideout books full well in advance of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests that we host each week, please book your vacation well ahead of the season.

Kicker – The Extreme-Supreme Mustang Makeover Palomino

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Blogger Peter gives some more information about Kicker, The Hideout’s Extreme Supreme Mustang Makeover Gelding. Ramon and Kicker compete in Ft Worth, Texas in September.

Kicker got his name because he was very wild when picking him up in Canon City Colorado. You can see the footprints of his shoes in the trailer. He also tried to bite Ramon and Peter when they stuck their fingers in the trailer.

On arriving at The Hideout he kicked and bent the tubes of the round pen. As Ramon put the water tank in the pen in no second this was kicked and stepped to pieces. Also Ramon’s jacket got ripped apart.

Kicker is pretty tall for a mustang and 5 years old. He was only gelded in January 2011 after the BLM rounded him up early this year in the Twin Peaks Herd Area (CA-242).

Location where he comes from:

The Twin Peaks Herd Management Area is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Susanville, CA. Highway 395 border the HMA to the west. The Herd Management Area is located in both Lassen County, CA and Washoe County, NV.

Acreage of this Area: 798,000 acres managed for wild horses and burros.

Elevation: 4,000 feet to 7,500 feet

Topography/vegetation: The terrain in this HMA consists of large, flat valley bottoms bisected by steep mountains. Dominant vegetation includes sagebrush, bitterbrush, blue bunch, needle grass and squirrel tail.

Wildlife: Wildlife occurring in this area includes mule deer, chucker, quail, pronghorn antelope and sage grouse.

Herd Size:                   448 to 760 head of horses

47 to 79 head of burros

Horse Color:                Brown and Bay

Burros Color:              Gray and Brown

Size of Horses:            14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds

Size of Burros:            11-12 hands and 400-600 pounds

History and origin of the horses:

Some of the horses in this area descended from Spanish stock. Descendents of US Army Cavalry remounts prior to and during World War I and historic ranching stock consisting of both draft and light breeds make up most of the herd today.

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