Early California vaqueros often created daring competitions that displayed advanced horsemanship skills.
This outfit leaves no stone unturned in Utah’s Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, on the Grand Staircase or along Arizona’s rim of the Grand.
After 125 years of western hospitality, this Wyoming guest ranch still offers the freedom to ride on your own.
An online companion to the June 2003 print feature “Buying the Right Trailer,” this web exclusive offers insight into making sure a living-quarters option fits your needs.
Living Springs Ranch served as the scenic backdrop in “Counting Cadence,” which can be found in the December issue of WH. Located in Simla, Colo., on the high plains near Colorado Springs, Living Springs Ranch hosts recreational activities for riders of all ages and at all levels of expertise. Many events include presentations by top rodeo competitors and horsemen and -women, such as rodeo cowboy Lyle Sankey and Arizona clinician Lee Smith. Ranch guests can bring their own horses or arrange to use ranch horses for many activities, which are held almost year-round.
After reading March’s print feature “The Colorado Trail,” are you ready to set out on your own horseback adventure along the historical pathway? If so, here are some of the facilities available in the Arkansas Valley area for you and your horse to bunk for the night. (For more options, purchase a copy of The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook at The Colorado Trail Store, 303-384-3729; www.coloradotrail.org.)
I was loping up a beautiful high mountain valley on my sturdy Quarter Horse, Scarlet Mark, with a swiftly running river off to my right and majestic snowcapped mountains surrounding me on three sides.
It’s a tricky task: managing to arrive at the trail head just as weekend warriors are vacating the site.