Round-Up in Ecuador
Cattles Drives, Round-Ups and Horse 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
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
Equitours 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!