And you can choose to be as involved with the livestock as you want to be or just watch from a distance. Of course, some of our ranches have no cattle… some have large herds. Feel free to call any of our all-inclusive ranches to get more details. Meanwhile, here are some of the experiences you can have with cattle.
Cattle Gathering – Ride out to a pasture in the morning or afternoon to round up the cattle and bring them back to a corral. Possibly for team penning later.
Team Penning – You and your team select one or more animals to separate from a larger herd, then drive them across the arena, into a three-sided pen. Getting the bovines to do what you want can be both challenging and hilarious.
Cattle Drives – Gather and herd cattle from one pasture to another to prevent over-grazing and preserve the land. Cattle drives are seasonal and can involve pushing livestock up into federally-leased land in the Colorado’s High Country or, in the fall, bringing them back to deeded ranch land. Check with individual ranches for details.
Cattle Work – Help doctor sick animals, brand calves, check salt, water and fences. And do the things make a working ranch work.