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Cattle Drives

Arizona
California
Idaho
Montana
Wyoming

Alberta, Canada

Round-Up in Ecuador

Cattles Drives, Round-Ups and Horse Drives

Cattle Drives

Round Ups and Cattle DrivesOut in the West during spring and fall it is cattle moving time. Large herds of cattle need to be driven between the summer and winter range, or moved for shipping. On a cattle drive you might be traveling 6 to 12 miles a day in a straight line, but you will have ridden three times that much bringing in the strays from the flanks. The evenings are a very special time around the campfire. It's still like it was a hundred years ago. Cattle drives are a time where you can get back to life's essentials, and where friendships are formed. The horse riding pace on cattle drives is usually slow and accommodations mostly quite basic in tents. The well-trained horses, the romance and the very special ambiance of cattle drive trips make it a wonderful experience.

There are some cattle drives being offered also in South America or Australia if you are looking for more remote locations for your riding holiday.

Round Ups
Cattle Round Ups and Cattle DrivesYou like the working ranch idea, but you really want to work cattle a lot. Well, a Round Up will definitely give you that opportunity. Every spring and fall ranchers prepare their cattle to be moved to the summer or winter range and the calves need to be sorted, separated, marked and shipped. Round ups are a time for lots of activities and work at the ranch. You can get a real inside view of the day to day ranch work. On a round up be prepared to put in long hours, break a sweat here and there and feel real good about yourself at the end of your stay.

Also many of our South America destinations have cattle round up options - like our estancias in Argentina or Ecuador.

Horse Drives in North America and Worldwide
California, Idaho, Montana or Ecuador


Equitour’s horse drives are similar to cattle drives, with a major difference – speed!

Horses like to travel, and on our horse drives you have to be prepared for some very fast paced riding. Those who are capable of chasing horses at a gallop and trotting over long distances will be rewarded with the thrill of a lifetime.

These horse drive rides are not for beginners, but only for the very seasoned riders with lots of cross-country experience. There are only a few places in North America that offer horse drive vacations, so reserve your spot early!

 

 

Cattle Drive und Horse Drive

 

Cattle Drive und Horse Drive

 

Cattle Drive und Horse Drive

 

 

 

Overview Cattle Drives, Horse Drives & Round-Ups

 

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Arizona - Hassayampa River Working Guest Ranch
Here you can be Cowboy/Cowgirl!

Round Up weeks end of March/beginning of April as well as end of September/beginning of October as well as trail rides in a stunning landscape GRAZ09

  • low-budget offer
  • simple accommodation and nice familiar atmosphere
  • true ranch life with lots of riding, mostly 5 hours per day
  • diverse landscape: canyons, rivers, mountains


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Montana - Big Belt Mountains Cattle Drive
High Country
Towards the mountain pastures of Montana (7 days) CDMT03


  • non-riders can come along in covered wagons
  • you ride from the ranches in the valleys to the summer pastures in altitudes from 1.300 - 3.000 m
  • overnights in large tents, showers and toilets are available


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Montana/Wyoming - Pryor Mountains Horse Drives
Drive horses from Montana to Wyoming

The riding experience of your life! (8 days) HDMT01

  • drive a herd of about one hundred mares with foals
  • through canyons and over mountains
  • available in spring and fall
  • an unforgettable experience for experienced riders
  • overnights always at the same ranch
  • Horsemanship

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Montana/Wyoming - Pryor Mountains Cattle Drives
Between Montana and Wyoming

In the Pryor Mountains (8 days) CDWY01

  • Cattle Drive through a breathtaking landscape
  • along old indian trails
  • teamwork with "true" cowboys
  • bookable in spring and fall
  • overnights in rustic camps and at a traditional ranch
  • overnight at the hotel in Billings

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Wyoming - Two Creek Cattle Ranch
Cattle Drive und Roundups
Cowboy-work on 10.000 ha ranch land (6 to11 days) CDWY06

  • here you are a "temporary cowboy/ cowgirl"
  • true assistance in the cattle work
  • Cattle Drives und Roundups
  • dates from May till October
  • different activities throughout the year
  • overnights at an authentic ranch or camp
  • becoming acquainted with land and people
  • wide and stunning landscape


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California - Owens Valley Horse Drive
Horse Drive
with 80 horses and mules on the way (3/4 days) HDCA01&2

  • 80 miles from the winter to summer pasture (or the other way round)
  • pace rather slow, still riding experince is required
  • overnights in tents

California - Black Lake Horse Drive
Horse Drive, as Owens Valley above
in June and October (4 days)

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Idaho - Medicine Lodge Horse Drive or Cattle Round Up
Riding as a cowboy / cowgirl
Horse drive or cattle round up across wide landscapes (7 days) HDID01

  • fast paced riding for experienced participants
  • true cowboy work
  • beautiful and diverse landscape
  • simple but cozy accommodation
  • campfire atmosphere

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Alberta, Canada - Porcupine Hills Working Ranch and Round Ups
Wide pastures in the Porcupine Hills
(7 days)

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  • Working Ranch with Cattle Drive and Round-Ups
  • riding lessons without supplement
  • true western lifestyle
  • comfortable rooms
  • accommodation in rustic cabins upon request
  • over 600 cattle and 80 horses

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Ecuador - Cattle Round Ups and Horse Drive
At the foot of the Andes
No tourist attraction (11 days) IT-ECRT05

  • staying at a real hacienda
  • large herds of cattle and fighting bulls
  • totally remote
  • breathtaking scenery

 

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