Riverview Ranch & Resort

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Riverview Ranch

Pony Rides - Petting Farm

Baby Chicks arrived on April 21, 2021.
Baby Ducklings coming in June, 2021

Riverview Resort

Vacation Rentals

Children Love Horses


Pony Rides n Petting Zoo

Vacation Rentals
We ride on our own property, in our indoor arena and in pastures.
We cater to younger or beginner riders. Kids mostly.
We try to keep things slow and controlled here. Very Slow and Safe.
Kids need to overcome their fears, we help with that. You will love our pets.


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Gift Certificates

Print yourself Gift Certificates. Non-binding. No discount. Just something to give someone special to get them excited to come. Pay at time of your arrival. Call to coordinate a day/time.

Liability Release

To go into horse enclosures we require a signed liability release: Liability Release Form

Our Herd of Horses
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with horses and beautiful scenery surrounded by nature you have found the right place.
Be sure to arrive before sunset so you can enjoy watching horses graze as the sun sets over the Mississippi river. Our Herd of Horses

Stay in our comfortable vacation units and enjoy our horses and other critters, beautiful scenery, bicycling, hiking, kayaking and more.

Horseback Riders Enjoying the Day

We do NOT provide trail rides unless you lease a horse. If you want to ride our horses free rein, as shown here, please ask about leasing and/or lessons.

Stay in our Vacation Rentals to Enjoy the Area

If you are an animal lover this is a place you will feel comfortable.

We have seven beautiful horses. Two of them can become unicorns. Our herd has been together for over 10 years so they all know their place and they are all very comfortable here.

Stay in our Vacation Rentals to Enjoy the Area

Stay in our Vacation Rentals to Enjoy the Area

Beginner Horseback Riders are our specialty

We don't do trail rides. We provide a petting zoo including 7 Horses, a mini Pig, 2 Goats, 3 Dogs, 2 chickens, 5 Guinea pigs, and a turtle. Our pastures overlook the Mississippi river. We can dress up our horses as unicorns, if you ask in advance, for a magical experience for your kids. Our buckskin looks just like the animated movie star horse "Spirit."

Spectacular Sunsets are Common

We lead the horse, one at a time. We start slow and we end slow. Safety is our first priority, followed closely by our second priority, fun. Slow, controlled, and safe fun.

petting zoo
Our miniature pig, Ferkelchen, was born on 8/7/20 and is expected to grow to about 50 lbs.

Wraingler Roger takes a selfie.

Floyd Wesley Burton, my dad, helped on his father, James Wesley Burton's, 21 section ranch, 3 miles north of Vaughn New Mexico. There are 640 acres in a section, so the ranch was 13,440 acres at its peak. Photo taken circa 1949. Dad spent a lot of time on horseback before he joined the Air Force. Me and my four brothers rode on our neighbor's 1,000 acre property in California and had a few head of cattle on our 20 acre ranch in Laytonville California. I traded my horse for a Marine Corps fighter jet and got away from ranching for a spell. Now, I'm trying to help city folk get a feel for the wild west in a controlled and safe environment. I'm having a lot of fun doing it too. Dad will turn 90 in June 2021. Dad was the youngest of 13 kids and my Mom, Elinor Glynn (Tilly) Burton, was the oldest of 13 kids so I have a lot of cousins scattered all over. I try to welcome visitors as I would distant cousins. - Wrangler Roger.

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