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working cowhorse ranch

michaham

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Hi there!

I am from Austria and would love to work on a ranch that still uses horses for there work with cattle.
I know there are places, but it is mostly a tourist-thing and they charge crazy prices!

Does anybody know a place that would possibly take somebody for 1-3 weeks ? I am used to hard work and having the chance to also ride horses while doing the work, would even be just perfect!

Please let me know if you know a place or know somebody that knows a place like that.

Thanks
Micha
 

ranchwabble

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All of the ranches around us still use horses... I'll have to just keep my ears wide open though.

Bret
 

michaham

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Hi!

Oh yes, that would be soooo great! Let me know as soon as you know something!

thanks
Micha
 

chippie

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I really doubt that any ranch will let a stranger work cattle and ride their horses without references.

If you really want to do it. Save your money and go to a place that specializes in teaching folks how to do the job. They will have safe horses, experienced hands that will spend the time showing helping and showing you what to do.

The Bar H has European clients who come every year for the round up. My daughter worked there during college as a hand, and she said that is is one of the best. Nice people, with a friendly atmosphere. Everyone has a blast.

She really enjoyed it.
 

Hippie Rancher

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check out wwoofing http://www.wwoof.org/
know some folks that have woofers around several times a year - they do a lot of other work besides riding, though. Fact is EVERYBODY wants to ride the horsies, lots of other work needs doing as well (first).
 

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