Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO YOU PRICE YOUR TRIPS SO AFFORDABLY?

We are not a fancy dude outfit. The emphasis is on horsemanship, instruction and lots of time in the saddle.

This is Wyoming and the Ranch is:

A RUSTIC WORKING RANCH – simple, sage-brushy, subject to the elements, no amenities, stay in cabins or teepees on a first-come-first-served basis, bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towels;

HORSE-ORIENTED – horses and riders are carefully matched, participation in orientation and safety checks is mandatory, ride and bond with your horse, experience the Western lifestyle and country from the back of a horse;

AUTHENTIC – occasional long hours, training in proper techniques of horsemanship, sometimes dusty, hot, tiring, sometimes relaxing and laid back, and most authentic of all — with the legacy of Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee, Nate Brown (1921-1916);

FLEXIBLE – tailored to your riding ability and interests; riders may opt out of activities to take a half day or all day break to relax, or rise early to participate in horsemanship clinics before breakfast.  Round out your Western adventure with activities in the surrounding area scheduled around the rides;

PEACEFUL (yes, just like in the movies — scenic rides, cool evenings, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, campfires and stories, exhaustion and exhilaration).

WHAT DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE?

Instruction, terrific horses, tack, delicious meals, cabin accommodations at the ranch, teepee accommodations at cow camp and transportation between the ranch and Cody airport.

WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE IN THIS AREA OF WYOMING?

In Thermopolis, the World’s Largest Hot Springs for soaking, swimming and sliding, the Wind River for floating, the Hot Springs State Park to see buffalo and walk the hot springs terraces, as well as the Dinosaur Center. In Cody, the Nite Rodeo, Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Old Trail Town, shops and galleries, and access to Yellowstone National Park, where buffalo, elk, moose, deer, bear and other wildlife roam.  Just to mention a few…

WILL THE RATES REMAIN THE SAME?

Prices are guaranteed only for the current year.  Discounts for subsequent years expire Dec 31 of the current year.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES?

We hire only cooks, but Interns may request references for other ranches.

WHERE DO YOU GET THESE GENTLE HORSES?

Horses have been the love and focus of Nate’s life for decades. Nate and MaeCile believe there are good horses of every breed and try to find them to add them to the string.

Over many years of being very selective, our excellent string of gentle horses has been acquired through our own breeding program, local auctions and friends who know about Nate’s expertise with horses and call him.