So im heading from east to west and back again - all in about a month! It's alot, I know, but is perfect for 'sampling'. Something I've always wanted to do (and perhaps I can do for longer in the future) is living on a ranch. Lazy heat, mountains, green pastures, cattle and horses (particularly mustangs). Sound like somewhere you know of? Just the thought makes me weak at the knees. Heaven? Possibly. - but only one way to find out....
So I've managed to wrangle the budget of time to allow 3-4 days on a ranch, but the financial budget is steadfast, and there aint much left in there! I would love to spend a bit of time on a ranch, but am struggling:
- First of all most ranchs are prohibitivly expensive.
- Ranchs tend to give rates per week - which is too long (and too expensive)
- The cheaper places are lacking - either the cattle, the scenery, or both!
- I want to wrestle steer, and possibly drive cattle - or at least lear the basics.
Wyoming seems like the place to be for this, but I just can't find what I'm looking for. Do i need to use a working ranch/guest ranch/dude ranch, or are there other alternatives?
Does anyone point me in the right direction?