When did you last write a love letter? Was it to a cute boy in second grade? That one girl across the street in fifth grade? Maybe is was to your husband or to your wife. Here at Drowsy Water, we get a lot of love letters. They float into the mailbox occasionally and we save them for ages, keeping them in a special envelope and bringing them out to read when we’re feeling sentimental.
Sure, Ken is a great singer when you put him next to a fire under the stars, but the letters aren’t to him. Randy Sue can sure tell her flowers while simultaneously hiking up a mountainside and cooking a turkey, but the letters aren’t to her for her super-powers either. Nope, Justin and Ryan, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t that cute and Peyton and Chase, thankfully, you’re still too young.
At Drowsy Water, most of our love letters come addressed to those of us with four legs, two eyes, and a mane and a tail. Our horses are, without fail, the primary recipient of these professions of love. Something about them indisputably captures the hearts of our visitors.
Our herd seems to manage maintaining multiple long distance relationships. The magical bond that a rider; young, old, or somewhere in-between; and a horse make during the week is a true and strong love. Our horses take their riders on grand adventures, they keep them safe, and they respond to feelings and emotions. It’s really no surprise they are the popular ones around here.
We treasure each and every letter, and strive to help each guest feel they love their horse enough to write one. More often than not, it’s the kids that write them, but we get letters to horses from teens and adults as well. Not very often in life to you experience the trust and companionship a horse can offer.
Just like you might always remember the name of your first love, many of our guests can remember the name of their horse years after they were last at the ranch. The relationship is not one that is easy to forget.
We hope you enjoyed a few love letters to the herd. And, as you start thinking of writing that next love letter, don’t forget your horse!
For over 90 years the 700 acre Drowsy Water Ranch in Granby, Colo. nestled in its own private mountain valley has been providing folks from around the world with authentic Western vacations.
Under the same owner/management for 36 years, the ranch promises nothing less than real down home hospitality amidst unforgettable mountain scenery. Most of all you’ll enjoy a sense of total relaxation and freedom from stress. The staff has been hand picked for their friendliness, personality, talent and sincere desire to please. They participate in all activities and create much of the entertainment. Vacation packages offer a schedule of enjoyable activities for all ages with an emphasis on service and quality.
This blog was originally posted on here on Drowsy Water’s Blog by Gretta Fosha
Drowsy Water is not the only dude ranch who receives love letters addressed to their horses. You can find many ranches who have great horses that your kids will fall in love with. Visit them here. And, as always, call the office if you have any questions. 🙂 307.587.2339.