Cattle drive is the signature activity of The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch. Of course working with cattle is just one of many activities we offer. The Hideout offers its guests more genuine and necessary cattle work than any other guest ranch, bar none. Whatever cattle work -- branding or cattle drives -- that you might participate in, there is no make-believe or pretend about it on our ranch. If you sign up for cattle work, expect to step back in time and come away with a better understanding of what it means to be a cowboy.
The Hideout is unique in the amount of cattle work we offer, and the horses in the guest string are contributing in the daily work of the ranch. Some days the morning cattle work continues into the afternoon, in fact some days the "Cowboy Crew" doesn't even arrive back at the ranch until dinner time, so be warned that if you choose to do cattle work, reality sometimes dictates a long day.
The personable men and women who make up our team of professional wranglers enjoy sharing their horsemanship knowledge to enhance your riding experience. Riders must be in excellent physical condition with at least intermediate level horsemanship skills, and willing to spend 7-10 hours in the saddle. Work is done in a controlled fashion that is not stressful to livestock and that elicits good horsemanship skills.
Cattle Work Employment
Seeking long or short-term position on cow/calf or yearling operation. Compensation varies from position to position but usually includes salary, room and board, a share of the seasonal tip pool and use of the facilities and horses when off duty. The more flexible you are in the type of position you would like, the more likely you are to be successful.
Genuine horse riding skills and/or cattle experience obviously increases the chances of employment. If working in a peaceful mountain setting appeals to you, we would like staccato application for Seasonal Employment which begins in March. Please stop by to complete an application or download our application and mail or email to us at email@example.com.