Horseshoe Canyon Ranch hosted myself and 4 other Kansas City bloggers for 5 days so we could experience the ranch life. All opinions are my own.
Let me share the story of my experience at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.
I was born and raised into a city/suburban lifestyle. I hate outside. I hate nature. I hate dirt and anything creepy crawly. When I set up the trip for myself and 4 other Kansas City bloggers to visit Horseshoe Canyon Ranch I guess I didn’t realize what I was really getting myself into. I pictured cabins, horse riding, canoeing, zip lining and eating yummy camp food. I must have forgotten that all of those things are usually accompanied by dirt, critters, and the outdoors. I was in a happy bubble thinking of my first time horseback riding in 20+ years.
I had a bad first impression that night, but it quickly took a 180°. The staff at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is amazing. They go above and beyond at all times. Each one of them want to help you have an amazing vacation experience. It’s really incredible the group of staff at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. It speaks volumes of the owners- the ability to gather such a stellar group.
- rock climbing
- via ferratas
- zip lines
- “screamer” swing
- platform jump
The adventure guides are there to encourage and teach. They are happy, upbeat guys (with a slightly sadistic personalities – they enjoy talking people into the scream swing, but for good reason). They will give you one on one, personal attention and help you with the challenges you are facing. They will celebrate your successes with you.
Jason, a climbing guide, was able to help me through the Via Ferrata, which is a rock climbing challenge going up, down around, through, every which way and across a cable bridge. It was intense. It was hard. It was dirty. It was really scary for me. It was something I never in a million years ever wanted to attempt (well I guess I could say I didn’t know I wanted to attempt it until I had). I’m not THAT person. When it was over it was amazing. It was a challenge I didn’t even know I needed to face. It was confidence boosting. It was life changing.
It seems for me the moral of my story from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch was about life challenges you didn’t know existed. I surprised myself with abilities I had no idea I possessed. Every once in a while we are all blessed with experiences that change our life in some way. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch changed my life and now holds a special place in my heart. I hope I can share this treasure with my family someday.