At this remote cowboy retreat, guests trade the pressures of everyday life for days spent working cattle and exploring the forested canyons of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains.
A unique BLM/Colorado Department of Corrections partnership turns adopted mustangs into useful mounts for U.S. Border Patrol agents on the Canadian border.
As modern technology and enviornmental regulations modify ranching in the Great Basin, the Spanish Ranch remains tied to its buckaroo traditions.
Only a handful of ranches in the West send out a wagon anymore. Most places aren’t big enough to justify the experience. Finding cowboys willing to sleep in a teepee for six weeks isn’t easy, either. But for the Spanish Ranch in Elko County, Nevada, sending out the spring wagon is a way of life.
I caught up with Ira Wines, buckaroo boss at the Spanish Ranch, in early May of 2006, just 10 days before his spring works began.
The effects of our 3 A.M. wake-up, and the hour long drive along an isolated gravel road paralleling the U.S.-Mexico border, faded quickly as we unloaded the mules from the trailer and saddled them in the chilly April morning air.
You should always carry an equine first-aid kit when traveling to shows and trail rides. It's aggravating, however, to search through rolls of tape and bandage material just to find your thermometer in the bottom of a box or bag.
Five suppliers of cowboy tents and bedrolls offered a quick look at the available options for those products in our June print edition. But there's more to a camping trip than a tent and a bedroll-especially today where modern gadgets abound.
California’s Yosemite National Park offers unparalleled scenery and seemingly endless riding options for horseback explorers.
The Great Florida Cattle Drive 2006 showcases the Sunshine State’s cattle country and the unique challenges of the cow hunter.