Cattle Work and Moving Cattle
2013 Calendar of Events:If you wish to experience a real taste of working with cattle be sure to plan your stay at Long Hollow to include at least one of these dates.
April, 5 & 6, 2013,
Watch genuine cowboys round up, sort, rope and brand cattle the old fashioned way. This is an all day event, including lunch. Please contact us for more information.
Go to Slide Shows tab under "About LHR" to view pictures of past Branding events.
April 29 - May 4, 2013.
Watch the cowboys from horseback or on he ground as they vaccinate, worm and sort cattle for the move to the summer range. Ride with the cowboys as they move the herd to Summer Pastures.
In late April cattle are prepared for summer range. Cattle Drive participants are scheduled one day for settling in, but early the next morning they are in the saddle for orientation. Plan for a long day in the saddle when the cattle are driven up to summer pastures.
"Moving the Doggies" around on the range pastures.
2013 Dates TBD
This day of rounding up the cattle and moving them to greener pasture is a great ride. Looking for cattle is just part of this scenic ride through open unspoiled country accessible only to horseback riders and hikers. Guests who wish to participate should arrive at Long Hollow on Sunday.. 2013 dates TBD.
"Bring 'Em Home" - Holmes Pasture back to the RanchWeek of July 31, 2013
This cattle drive consists of spending the day rounding up the cattle from range ground north of the ranch and driving them by horseback to the ranch for fall grazing. Guests wanting to participate should plan to arrive by Sunday, July 28th.
Cattle OrientationBefore heading out on the range you will learn cattle handling skills, reading your steers attitude, moving them and turning them in the right direction. Guests will become comfortable with their ability as a cattle hand. Rides will normally require long days in the saddle, but guests will be given breaks to stretch their legs and regain their seat.
Scheduled activities for working cattle is subject to change due to the needs of the cattle, inclement weather or conflicts that may arise on a working ranch.
Guests are invited to participate in working with cattle who: