A “Vacation” is a one-week Internship. One week stays are available during the first week of any two- or three-week Internship session for those who want a full-immersion, all-round ranch opportunity, but can only enjoy our Wyoming paradise for a week.
Arriving in Cody early or leaving later offers an opportunity for a trip to Yellowstone before or after your HorseWorks’ working ranch vacation. And there is plenty of time during the week to take in the Nite Rodeo and some shopping in Cody, or to soak those saddle-sore muscles in the Hot Springs in Thermopolis!
Arrive Sunday evening and depart Friday evening or Saturday morning. The one-week price includes airport pick-up and drop-off, horses, tack and unlimited riding, cabin accommodations, 24/7 access to the Lodge, delicious meals and snacks, beautiful Wyoming scenery, and an overnight camping option. Create your dream vacation, not an endurance contest! Riding instruction is available upon request at no charge, so no experience is necessary. We will gladly discuss appropriate events for the experience levels and interests of your group members.
During these weeks you’ll take scenic rides over terrain that varies from sagebrush flats to grassy slopes with canyon views. There is no need for nose-to-tail riding on these trips. Enjoy plenty of opportunity to ride side-by-side visiting with new friends, or in calm solitude, quietly taking it all in! The variety of daily rides includes treks to the cow camp where homesteader cabins were built at the turn of the century, tracking the elusive herds of elk, spotting other wildlife, and rounding up cattle to try your hand at cutting and team penning!
Our emphasis is on matching horses to appropriate riders. Some rides may be divided into two groups to ensure that all riders can go at the pace and distance within their comfort level. We invite riders to bond with the same horse for the week, or try our horses of various breeds and personalities. One-week working ranch holidays are a great opportunity to learn from every horse and improve your riding, and also to find the perfect horse partner to take home. We look forward to receiving your Application and working with you to achieve your goals!
Our horses have found homes from Florida to Maine on the East Coast and all along the West coast, as well as having been flown to the UK. And our international riders have purchased horses that they board with us year-round so that during vacations from work they can ride in the Wyoming West of the good ol’ USA! We can help with delivery! Learn about our Buy and Board.
“I could not imagine how relaxed and beautiful this vacation would be!” – One-Week Intern