We love having people come visit us here at Lucky Three Ranch. The 127-acre ranch grows its own hay and is home to numerous longears of all types and sizes, rescues including an 18-hand Belgian draft mule and retired equine brood stock. A viable equine research center with life-sized bronze sculpture scattered about the property, the Loveland Longears Museum and Sculpture Park at Lucky Three Ranch offers visitors the experience of a lifetime! Meet Meredith Hodges and see what makes her equine management and training facility so much different from any other!
Lucky Three Ranch Impressions
Excerpted from: Touring Lucky Three Ranch with Meredith Hodges: Unexpected, Free-wheeling, Fun!
By Nell Wade
It’s not just a ranch—it’s an experience! Nestled on 127 sprawling acres that snuggle up to the edge of the gorgeous Rocky Mountain foothills, Lucky Three Ranch is the name that world-renowned mule and donkey expert and equestrian star, Meredith Hodges, chose to christen what has become the heart and soul of her ongoing commitment to the preservation and welfare of mules and donkeys everywhere.
We offer three different types of tours, which vary in length of time and depth of experience. If you have a particular area of equine interest, let us know when you make your reservations, and Meredith will address it in the tour.
- Abbreviated LTR Tour: a 2-hour tour including an introductory film, a visit with groups of mules and donkeys in turnout areas and a guided tour of sculpture dispersed throughout the ranch.
- LTR Mules and Sculpture Tour: a 3-hour tour including an introductory film, meeting the mules personally in their stalls and a guided tour of sculpture dispersed throughout the ranch.
- LTR Equine Training Educational Clinic Tour: a 3.5-hour tour with an educational training film, personal introduction to the mules, our newest mule skeleton/pathology display and a guided tour of sculpture throughout the ranch. Ten-person minimum.
Please be aware we are a working ranch. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance to reserve space. Contact us for pricing and groups. To find out more details about Lucky Three Ranch tours or to schedule your visit, please visit the request form page or fill out the contact form below. After you submit your tour request a representative from Lucky Three Ranch will contact you to confirm dates and times. If you do not receive a letter confirming your tour, please resubmit your request.