Comfortable and Protective Clothing
Cowboy hat or other hat with stampede string to protect from the weather
Jeans (plan on getting dirty)
Long sleeve shirt (not only protects from the sun but also from branches when getting cattle out of the willows and trees and barbed wire if you really like to get into the cattle work)
Cowboy boots (break them in before you come to avoid blisters) or other boots with a heel and a smooth sole (deep rubber ridged sole won’t work) are a must have to ride, other shoes are not save on a horse
Scarf/Bandana to protect from the dust if you move cattle
Light wind protective jacket, warm jacket in spring and fall as well as warmer clothing for the evenings and mornings – temperatures drop quite a bit at night
Rain gear might not hurt to bring especially in the spring and fall
It is best to plan for a couple of layers of comfortable cloth that you can peel of since weather and temperatures can change quickly around here.
Special Tip: Bike Shorts – guests swear by them and sure do save your backside if you are not used to a lot of riding!
Swim Gear: if you plan on going to the lake, don’t forget your swim wear!
Chaps are not necessary, but if you have some you probably want to bring them. Bring a saddle only if you prefer to use your own.
We are located on high altitude (6,000 to over 8,000 ft) and have low humidity. So make sure you bring your lip balm, plenty of sunscreen, and anything you need for allergies or medication in addition to your common personal care items.
If you plan on participating in an overnight cow camp, please bring your own sleeping bag.
You want to be able to carry plenty of water on your rides! Dehydration is a common problem in our altitude and we will be out for long rides at a time.
If you plan on going river or lake fishing it would be best if you could bring your own pole, flies, bait, a few hooks or a couple of shiny lures depending on what you plan on fishing. The next bait shop is in Alcova (33 mi. from the ranch).
Meals, snacks and beverages are provided. Bring anything we may not have that you can’t live without. If you are not sure, ask us! We will try to have your special brand of soda pop here for you if we know what you like, the same with snack food.
If alcoholic beverages are desired, please bring your own.
Also don’t forget your camera and plenty of film. You might also want to bring binoculars if you like to go game and bird watching and your own flashlight for evening strolls.