USA

Photo from the Utah Backcountry Trails (USA) ride.

The United States of America is a very large country and has an unevenly distributed population over a big area, so there are still many wild parts. Even in the north eastern states where the population density is high, you can drive for hours through vast forests and thinly populated farmlands passing only small villages and isolated homes. Some western states like Wyoming cover an area the size of France or Germany and have a population of less than 500,000 people who for the most part live in a few cities and small towns.

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The era of the cowboy in American legend lasted but a brief period of time during the nineteenth century. Earlier, Spanish colonist had discovered that much of the land in what is now south western USA was not suitable for agriculture due to inadequate rainfall, but they learned that the vast grasslands were ideal for cattle herding. These Spanish pioneers introduced the long-horned cattle, founded the first ranchos and hired mounted vaqueros to tend their herds. Cattle roamed the open range. By the mid-nineteenth century, the United States of America had acquired most of the western territories through treaties and acquisitions. Colonists from the eastern or southern parts of the US and immigrants from Europe flooded into the western frontier in search of inexpensive land. Some of them captured the wild Texas long-horned cattle and founded ranches. Vast areas of grassland in the Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming territories were declared open range where cattle were permitted to freely graze.

Over the past four centuries much has shaped the incomparable land of America but it still remains the true home of the cowboy. On a holiday here you will find yourself immersed in life on the ranch. You will soon learn skills from seasoned wranglers and become part of a team. You do not have to be an expert rider to enjoy riding on the range and whether travelling solo or with your family, you can be guaranteed a trip of a lifetime. You will go home with a greater understanding of the ranchers' commitment to conservation of the rural life and the Western heritage. There is so much to do and see in this great country that you may need to visit more than once!


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  • Photo from the Arizona Hacienda Ranch ride

    Arizona Hacienda Ranch
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    This 300 yr old ranch is one of the last great haciendas in America and its history has been lovingly preserved within the high Sonoran Desert.
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  • Photo from the Arizona Tombstone ride

    Arizona Tombstone
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    Take a step back in history and ride trails made famous by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the outlaw Curly Bill Brocius.
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  • Photo from the Bitterroot Ranch (Wyoming) ride

    Bitterroot Ranch (Wyoming)
    USA

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    A Wyoming ranch with some of the best and most diverse horse riding in North America.
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  • Photo from the Black Hills Ranch (Wyoming) ride

    Black Hills Ranch (Wyoming)
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    This working cattle ranch with Black Angus cattle offers the chance to join in many of the activities helping out with the cattle including branding.
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  • Photo from the Colorado Creek Ranch ride

    Colorado Creek Ranch
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    This 600-acre family guest ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley, has been offering authentic western holidays for more than 70 years.
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  • Photo from the Georgia Ranch ride

    Georgia Ranch
    USA

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    A beautiful year-round guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland.
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  • Photo from the Idaho Western Pleasure Ranch ride

    Idaho Western Pleasure Ranch
    USA

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    This Idaho ranch offers surprisingly beautiful landscapes, Red Angus cattle and a host of riding and non-riding activities for all ages and abilities.
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  • Photo from the Kay El Bar Ranch ride

    Kay El Bar Ranch
    USA

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    This authentic, intimate and friendly ranch offers a genuine dude ranch experience located in the Sonoran Desert, just 1.5 hours from Phoenix airport
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  • Photo from the Montana Mountain Ranch ride

    Montana Mountain Ranch
    USA

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    Traverse the wide open prairies, along and through the Judith River and explore the mountains of the National Forest on this ranch holiday in Montana.
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  • Photo from the Oregon Coast & Winelands ride

    Oregon Coast & Winelands
    USA

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    Discovery the beautiful Oregon coast and its wine country on this progressive trail through the Pacific Northwest.
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  • Photo from the Utah Backcountry Trails ride

    Utah Backcountry Trails
    USA

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    Discover the Colorado Plateau on these multi-day horseback trails through scenic southern Utah.
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  • Photo from the White Stallion Ranch ride

    White Stallion Ranch
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    This ranch, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, has the timeless aura of a working western cattle ranch coupled with comfortable accommodation
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  • Photo from the Wyoming Lodge and Working Guest Ranch ride

    Wyoming Lodge and Working Guest Ranch
    USA

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    This authentic working dude ranch combines a touch of luxury with fantastic horse riding, horsemanship and cattle working opportunities.
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