When shopping for boots, we recommend Ariat, Justin, and Frye brands. Please keep in mind you want riding boots (not fancy dress boots!) to wear while with the horses. We recommend a low heel and make sure you have a few weeks to break them in before the retreat. We love Ariat’s Heritage Elastic Calf Western Boots.
You won’t need a lot for your Unbridled Retreat, but it’s important to plan ahead so you’re equipped for adventures ahead. Here’s a brief guide to packing and preparing for your Unbridled Retreat!
The most important thing is to dress comfortably. We’ll spend mornings in the arena, so you’ll want to wear clothes that can get dirty and protect you from the sun.
Afternoons can be spent horseback riding, lounging at the pool, hiking the property, e-biking, and/or rifle shooting.
Besides casual and comfortable clothes, remember to bring a great book to unwind with.
For the Arena
- Pair of riding or cowboy boots
- Cowboy or baseball hat
- Stampede strings
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Warm Jacket
- Insect repellent
- Walking shoes/hiking boots (if you’d like to take a nature walk or hike)
- Sandals or flip flops for lounging and pool area
- Swim suit
- Water bottle
- Phone charger
For the Evenings
- Casual dinner clothing – jeans and boots are fine!
- A warm jacket or shawl
- Comfortable shoes to dance in if you choose to attend the line dancing lesson
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Ranch Policies and Services
Meals and Dining
White Stallion Ranch provides a versatile menu that will please the palates and dietary restrictions of meat lovers, vegetarians, and those who are gluten-free. Each day, you’ll receive three homestyle-cooked meals made with only quality ingredients. Breakfast includes a cooked-to-order menu as well as an extensive continental buffet. The daily lunch buffet allows you to dine inside or on the patio with a selection of two entrees, several side dishes and salads, a salad and a sandwich bar. Fresh fruit is always available. Dinner is often a buffet with the main entrees grilled outdoors with a choice of two entrees and an ever-changing variety of side dishes. Delicious dessert options vary nightly. Snacks are always available, including fresh fruit and our famous homemade trail mix. Coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, hot and cold teas and lemonade are available all day. All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Alcohol is available for purchase for meals and happy hour.
Staying at White Stallion Ranch allows you to escape distractions and we respect your need to “keep connected”. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the main ranch grounds, including lodging rooms but please keep in mind cell phone service can be patchy in certain areas. To receive the maximum benefit during your retreat experience, please plan to “unplug” as much as possible.
Your well-being is our top priority and we ask that you bring a face mask to wear as needed. Face masks are not required for outdoor activities like Equine Coaching and horseback riding.
Horseback Riding included in your Retreat Package
White Stallion Ranch owns one of the largest private herds of horses in Arizona. The ranch’s extensive riding program accommodates the experienced horse owner, the “first-time” rider and all riders in between. Horseback riding (trail riding, fast rides, slow rides, team penning, cattle sorting) is included in your retreat package and is optional during your time at the ranch.
For beginners and experienced riders alike, everyone learns from the ranch’s patient and knowledgeable wranglers. Work on improving your control and communication, learn western equitation, or overcome challenges you may be having. Riding lessons will quickly increase your confidence and improve your riding experience.
Lessons are the only riding activity with an extra charge; $20 per person for 1 hour of group instruction – (groups are typically limited to 4 guests).
See You Soon!
We look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. The Unbridled Retreat is an opportunity for you to unplug, make new friends, have fun, and connect with yourself on a whole level. Get ready to become Unbridled…we’ll see you soon!