Would you like
to spend 2-3, or more, days on a ranch with authentic working
If you’d like to learn/relearn horsemanship, sample
genuine ranch cuisine (cowboy beans, ranch-grass-fed beef
steak), sleep outside in a tent, under the stars, or in
the bunkhouse, and ride that horse in a spectacular mountain
setting, keep reading!
At Cowboy School you’ll have the chance to learn
to bridle, and saddle a horse. Learn how a horse thinks,
and responds to pressure, release from pressure, and threatening
Knowing how to support a horse will help you understand
and fulfill your responsibility as a rider and help keep
you safe. The horse is a feeling, thinking, herd animal
that requires a leader he can respect and trust. You can
be that leader.
Cowboy School you choose your level and activities. If you’ve
never ridden a horse before, or if you’re an experienced
rider, Wilde, Big Mike, and crew will fit the teaching to
After a night’s stay in Elko we’ll drive
an hour out of town to ranch headquarters in the East Humboldt
Mountains to begin our "cowboy training."
Learning to be a real cowboy isn’t just about riding
a horse. It’s also learning how to work with cows.
With us you can learn how to herd cattle, and how to rope.
Some may want to learn to hitch and drive a team of horses.
You choose what you want to do. Help move cows, ride your
horse up the mountain, wrangle horses, camp near a high
mountain lake, sleep in a tent or under the stars, take
short rides around the ranch, go for wildflower hikes, practice
your roping, or relax in the porch swing. Whatever you choose,
dinner around the campfire, a little cowboy music/poetry,
is always included.
lots to see. The East Humboldt Mountains are home to numerous
species of alpine wildflowers and birds, wild sheep and
goats, mule deer, elk, mountain lion, coyote, bobcat, and
red tail hawks drawing circles in a clear blue sky. Wild
mustang horses and pronghorn antelope run free in the vast
Photography by Paula Krugerud, Lamoille, Nevada
Give us a call, 775-753-7825
our GEAR LIST ] for supplies.