Three park trail ride through the Wild West
Ranches and Cattle Drives

Ranch stays and Cattle drives

On a ranch holiday a well trained working horse, a herd of cows, sheep or horses, a wild immense landscape and a way of life all combine to offer the chance to become a real cowboy. There is a world full of equestrian ranching traditions to experience and these ranch holidays speak to riders who are looking for real and authentic experiences and wish to be completely involved in the work of a cattle ranch. On a working ranch the daily activities are often determined by the needs of the farmer and the season, and cattle drives will only run at certain times of year. Some ranch holidays focus more on trail rides through spectacular scenery rather than working cattle but Western riding is the usual style. Ranch holidays are not restricted to the USA either - you can herd horses in Chile, round-up sheep in Iceland or work with chagras in Ecuador.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Three Bars Ranch
    August 2022 EVA aged 46
    We had an amazing experience in Canada and all the help from Equus Journeys made everything very easy. The Ranch, the horses and the people were all amazing. Then all the trails with their views was so much better than expected. Everyday was a new adventure! My horse was Bently and he was exactly what I wanted. Being... Read all
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  • Three Bars Ranch
    August 2022 LINN aged 30
    I had a lovely time at Tree Bars Ranch, the people and the horses were all great. The wranglers were early helpful and had a lot of fun conversations with you during your rides, breaks and dinner time. They also found different trails so never had to do the same trail twice. They also took into consideration to what... Read all
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  • Zapata Ranch
    July 2022 NORAH aged 59
    Zapata Ranch is located in a beautiful, awe inspiring setting. Surrounded by mountains but with the plains stretching out in all directions. This location gives you a little of everything. Heidi was a very patient horse, allowing me time to adjust to "western" riding. But she did have speed when asked for.
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  • Dryhead working ranch and cattle drives
    June 2022 Jacqueline aged 58
    The riding experince was absolutely fabulous. The riding was varied, herding cattle and mares. The horses were reliable and well managed. The wranglers were patient, knowledgable and fun to be with. An amazing experince in stunningly breathtaking surroundings . The horses were exceptional . Very responsive, reliable... Read all
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  • Kara Creek ranch
    June 2022 KATIE aged 32
    There aren't enough words to describe how amazing my trip was! The whole experience from beginning to end was just incredible. Iris at Equus Journeys understood exactly what I wanted from our first conversation and made sure to recommend ranches to me that would provide a more hands on and authentic experience, rather... Read all
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  • A working ranch with cattle drives USA
    Working the cattle in Montana
  • Horse drive in Idaho
    Learn how to move horses to new pastures
  • Ranch experience and cattle drive in Wyoming
    Learn the ropes of cattle work at Bitteroot
  • Horseback trail and horse drive in Chile
    Torres del Paine Horse Moving Ride
  • A working ranch with cattle driving in Montana USA
    Rounding up the cows in Montana