What were the highlights of your trip? :

Everything! Even moving hay bales became fun! Wrangling the horses was amazing and taking the horses from the ranch to Prospect was such a wonderful experience (we moved loose horses whilst on horseback to another place by becoming part of their herd- it was so fast and pushed us all out of our comfort zone and is an unforgettable experience). We had to search for a very young calf at one point also, as it was thought to potentially be in trouble, that is the amazing thing about this trip, you will NEVER be bored (and this is coming from someone with ADHD). It is not just a “horsey” experience though, it makes you re-evaluate your life, your values and your goals, for instance, you’ll realise that all the little troubles that we think are so huge, the mole hills that we turn into mountains, are so unimportant in the grand scheme of things. ALL the people here are wonderful also; Nate and MaeCile Brown, the ! staff, the other interns, everyone I met from outside the ranch also, these people are all a HUGE part of what makes this wonderful place so utterly wonderful. Yellowstone National Park was amazing too, I have never seen such beauty in all my life and the scenery was absolutely breath-taking.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?:

I would have liked to have spent much more time at Yellowstone National Park, this shall be one of my greatest reasons to return as a single day there was simply not enough.

Tip for other travellers? :

1. Take a very thick sleeping bag, the nights can get very chilly! 2. Don’t be disheartened if you’re struggling with something, just try your best and you’ll get there in the end 🙂 3. Take strong gloves with you, they will come in handy!

Thank you so much Nate, MaeCile and everyone else who made this experience one of the best of my life.

Jasmin Jones, UK, Intern 2014