Articles Tagged 'Colorado'

Dude Ranch Blog

Finding the Perfect Cowboy Hat

My first immersion into the Western lifestyle as I chose my first "real" cowboy hat. by Molly Murphy Okay, so, full disclosure–– I am not a cowgirl. Yes, I am working as a wrangler for the Home Ranch, a dude ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the summer. Yes, I grew up on t...

Expert Equestrian Articles

Dream Jobs: Handling the Budweiser Clydesdales

by Karen Braschayko Have you ever seen the magnificent Budweiser Clydesdales on a commercial or in a parade and wondered what it would be like to take care of them? Jeff Knapper worked his way up from handler to general manager of Clydesdale Operations for Anheuser-Busch. Here he shares behind-...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Colorado Dude Ranches Video Tour

Saddle up on a horseback riding adventure through Colorado, as we explore Colorado dude ranches in this Equitrekking video. by Darley Newman In Colorado, we rode horses at a variety of working cattle ranches and dude ranches, getting to know the owners and their way of life, as well as taking ...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Colorado: Hidden Treasure in Engineer Mountain

With several peaks reaching 14,000 feet and sheer canyons and steep switchbacks, riding horses in the San Juan National Forest can be challenging.  by Equitrekking host Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine Riders and horses that venture out in this p...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Colorado: Cutting Horse Dream Week

Learning to ride championship cutting horses at the Colorado Cattle Company, a working ranch vacation destination. by Equitrekking host Darley Newman, Originally published in True West magazine. If you’ve ever been on a roller coaster, then you have a small inkling of what it feels like...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Colorado- Cutting Horse Dream Week

At the Colorado Cattle Company in Northern Colorado on a ranch vacation, I participated in a special clinic called Cutting Horse Dream Week. This is an intensive week of training with cutting horse champion, judge and trainer Teddy Johnson, as well as Tina and Eddie Johnson, top notch trainer...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Colorado Cattle 101

Cattle work can be fun, even for an English rider! Saddle up at a ranch and give it a try. by Darley Newman It was time to cowgirl up at Wilderness Trails, a dude ranch outside of Durango, Colorado. Being an East Coast hunter jumper, I was excited to get some practice with the cattle in a...