The founder of Top50 Ranches, Jody Dahl coordinates and promotes educational, luxurious and breathtaking ranch vacations all around the world.
For this fourth-generation rancher, the path back to her family’s Oregon cattle operation was lined with detours, uncertainty and plenty of tests.
Montana rancher Darrell Stevenson teams up with two Russian cattlemen to export an entire cow outfit to the Russian steppes. In the first of a three-part series, the author rides along with the Stevenson cowboys to the land of borscht, fallow land and the $75 steak dinner.
Parts 1 and 2 of the three-part feature, “Comrade Cowboy,” appeared in the July and August issues of Western Horseman. The story chronicles how a Montana rancher is working to establish a large-scale, Western cattle operation in Russia. Darrell Stevenson sent more than 1,400 cows to the former communist nation last January. Relying on a crew of American cowboys and a string of seasoned ranch geldings, Stevenson contends with a multitude of challenges in starting his Russian ranch.
Wanted: Day worker. Long hours, difficult tasks, unpredictable schedules. Pay not always commensurate with experience. Benefits include freedom, family time, opportunity to be horseback. ” I work all over, for whoever needs me. It’s the worst way in the world to make a living, but it’s the best way of life.” —DUB METCALF
Picabo Livestock in Idaho, a family-run ranch for 125 years, has a rich history, one steeped in cattle, horses,…
Moving effortlessly between ranch work and office work, this multi-talented cowgirl is on a mission to promote the traditional cowboy in today’s tech-savvy world.
Comprised entirely of private land, Wyoming’s D Bar D Ranch is run by the same family that started it in 1949.
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.