Alright, so we are not going to give you wine before you handle a branding iron. However, it has just been announced that we have two very special events happening on the same week!
Guests will get to participate in one of the oldest traditions on the ranch. History reveals that Branding originally started with the Egyptians, a method developed for livestock to indicate ownership. Hollywood made Branding a symbol of the west, after Cowboys began branding cattle to inhibit rustlers. We do not have a huge problem in Wyoming with rustlers, but brands help identify which cattle belong to which ranch, especially when shipping, buying or selling.
Guests will learn some stockmanship techniques at the beginning of the week, and will then put this into practice with the morning roundup, followed by a large cookout lunch. Then the branding and vaccinating will begin in the afternoon. Read more ›
Well, today is the first Hideout Blog! For those of you who are not familiar, Blog: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page. So for the Hideouts blog, we figure it is simply a great way to keep in touch with our guests and what is happening on the ranch.
At the same time as the arrival of the first blog, we have the arrival this week of the new Mustang. Ramon Castro (one of The Hideout’s trainers & wranglers) has been excepted to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover this year. He will have 90 days to train the horse (who is totally wild) to work with riders, compete in cattle work and go through a series of obstacle courses before the final show in June. Read more ›