"What Our Guests Are Saying"


There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. ~Robert Smith Surtees, "Chapter XXX: Bolting the Badger," Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, 1853

 

 

Review of Experience at Spotted Fever Ranch:

The experience my sister and I had for her 59 + 1 birthday, a dream of hers to see wild mustangs in there natural habitat, was not only met, but exceeded
by all expectations. It started with being welcomed into Pat and Rick Binger's gracious home which was surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
You immediately felt at home and very special.
If your goal is to see wild mustangs and gorgeous scenery on the back of a well trained and sure-footed horse, you won't be disappointed.
The first day we rode through sage brush hills and viewed many different bands of wild mustangs in their natural habitat while observing them interact;
nothing short of magnificent!
The second day riding along the Rio Grande which we forded by horseback in our search for wild mustangs, was totally thrilling in itself.
Sharing the Binger's authentic ranch life, not to mention Pat's great cooking, left an indelible memory for both of us. If you want an intimate, personalized experience involving horses and nature....this is the trip for sure! By the end of 3 wonderful days, saying good-bye felt like we were leaving long-time friends.
Forever Grateful!

Sandra Neubert and Susan Zeamer
May 2015

 

 


Justin and 3 ranch horses"I had never ridden a horse, and quite frankly I was actually pretty intimated by their incredible size and strength. That faded away immediately when I met the cuddly natured horses at Spotted FeverRanch. These are the most beautiful and sweetest horses one could ever hope to meet. I was quickly up and riding Sierra. She took great care of me and I was riding with confidence in no time. Being able to ride out to see the wild mustangs running free is a true spirit lifting experience. I had the most wonderful time at Spotted Fever Ranch. From city slicker to cattle driver, I couldn't have asked for more and I can't wait to go back."

Justin SanSouci
August 2011

 

 

 

July 10-11, 2010:
My husband and I had the good fortune to stay with the Bingers for a weekend at their Spotted Fever Ranch. I am a mustang advocate and had a real thrill riding out with Rick and Pat to see their San Luis area wild horses running freely. But not just riding any horse: I got to ride their genuine mustang, Billy Bob (aka William Robert). He seemed to know his wild cousins and beckoned to them several times! Some of the mustangs approached closely and stared at us. It was an experience of a lifetime..viewing mustangs from the back of one! Meanwhile, hubby went off to do some fly fishing on the Conejos River. He did not capture dinner for us that night, but Pat more than made up for it with her marvelous spread. We felt welcomed, comfortable, very well fed, and very entertained! We hope to get back there again!

Janet Carabello

 

 

DEAR RICK AND PAT, JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING WEEKEND AT SPOTTED FEVER RANCH! WOW, WHAT A SPECIAL PLACE YOU HAVE! THANK YOU FOR MAKING US FEEL RIGHT AT HOME, THE KIDS WERE SO COMFORTABLE WITH YOU BOTH AND THEY HAD A BLAST WITH THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE! WHAT A GREAT MEMORY …. ONE THAT WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME! WE FORESEE A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN YOUR FUTURE. THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH.

Mike, Jen, Olivia and Michael
May 2011

 

 

We spent a phenomenal weekend with Rick and Pat Binger at their Spotted Fever Ranch in Southern Colorado. They were the perfect hosts – with excellent and comfortable accommodations, absolutely delicious and creative meals and they provide an opportunity NOT TO BE MISSED. They have wonderful, gentle, safe horses that took us through beautiful country as we were able to view Mustangs in their natural habitat. It was a once in a lifetime experience. We became special friends for the future. We highly recommend their Ranch as a unique Western experience.”

Marty Marten & Jody Marken
July 2011

 

 



The Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico, Panama…been there done that:
I am not new to travel or adventure but my weekend vacation at Spotted Fever Ranch will remain one of the most memorable experiences of my life. You leave with a sense of pride and a true appreciation for nature and of course beautiful Colorado. From the first day of horseback riding through the San Luis Valley to see the most majestic creatures in the true form moving through the valley to the second day of herding up the long horns; you feel free and humbled. Most of all the company of Pat and Rick Binger is wonderful, they are real people and I enjoyed spending time with them, they are very welcoming and make you feel at home immediately. Without a doubt I will be re-visiting Spotted Fever Ranch in the near future!

Samantha
June '10

 

 


I spent my 52nd birthday at Spotted Fever Ranch, and I cannot think of a better way to have celebrated this milestone! I love horses and great food. Throw in good company, a comfortable atmosphere, stunning scenery AND a birthday cake, and you have Spotted Fever Ranch. Pat and Rick went out of their way to make this a memorable trip. It worked! I’ll be back!

Pam K.
June 2010

 

 

 


Spotted Fever Ranch provided the perfect weekend get-away for our family. Pat and Rick Binger graciously opened their home to us and filled us with wonderful company, food and conversation. The highlight of our visit was our day long trail ride to view Mustangs. During the ride, the Bingers anticipated and provided for our every need. Our teenage daughters can't wait to go back!


Jane & Chris S.
August 2010

 



Wide open spaces, blue sky from horizon to horizon – we ride well-mannered horses towards the valley of the Rio Grande River. As we cross a low ridge we see a dozen or more wild horses – mares, foals and the ranking stallion. They are so close we can see the whites of their eyes as they show their surprise at our sudden appearance. They gallop in an arc around us and stop momentarily further down the ridge as though they are bidding us farewell. Then they whirl about and vanish over the ridge. For a moment we sit astride our horse in silence – overwhelmed by the beauty and the demonstration of freedom we have been privileged to witness.

Jill & Vance
Sept - 2009



You will only be strangers until you drive through the gate – Rick and Pat Binger

Spotted Fever Ranch
12525 Rd R.5
San Acacio, CO 81511

970-222-3656
rick@spottedfeverranch.com


 



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