Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Ride Overview

This 3-day cattle working clinic is the perfect way to “get your feet wet”, or to improve your skill, as you learn more about the exciting sports of team sorting and team penning. Appropriate for all skill levels, and limited to 12 participants, it provides ample opportunity for individual instruction, and offers 11 hours of riding and instruction, including a real penning and sorting contest on the final morning. Learn the arts of “reading” each cow, and communicating with your team mates, as you cut, drive, sort, and pen cattle on one of the ranch’s seasoned, well-trained quarter horses. The camaraderie and encouragement of your fellow participants is just the icing on the cattle working cake!

Tucked away among the oak and juniper of the lovely, rolling Hill Country of Texas is the riding center where the clinic takes place. The pleasant atmosphere of the ranch is in keeping with its tranquil setting as is the owner’s quiet and gentle approach to horses and students alike. Your hostess, who is a native of the area, is thoroughly familiar with the varied and abundant flora and fauna to be seen on the trails as well as the country’s history.  You stay in beautifully designed, spacious cabins distant enough from one another for privacy.  Meals are in the headquarters building which was the main house of the old ranch.

Your stay at the ranch can be extended with additional days of instruction or trail riding at the ranch.

Accommodations & Food

Guests stay in old style Texas cabins which have been recently built from native cedar and limestone. They provide a quaint and private sanctuary far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The cabins are nestled among oaks and junipers well spaced from one another. Each one welcomes you with oak floors, a spacious fireplace, central air and heat, kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom and wide porches from which to view the surrounding countryside. Guests can enjoy the ranch Jacuzzi, pool or have spa services (at extra cost).
Breakfast provisions are in your cabin so you can enjoy a leisurely meal of your choice. Lunch and dinner are served in the main lodge where the atmosphere is
informal, relaxed and friendly.

Trip Instruction Included

Learn the Western riding sports of Team Penning and Team Sorting from knowledgeable staff through two to three hour sessions twice a day. Groups are kept small so that there is opportunity for individual instruction in this team sport.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are quality Quarter Horses. They are selected for disposition and responsiveness and are well-trained.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Quarter Horses
  • Tack:
    Western
  • Weight limit:
    225 lbs

Instruction & Training included

  • Hours of Instruction:
    11
  • Instruction and Training:
    Learn the Western riding sports of Team Penning and Team Sorting from knowledgeable staff through two to three hour sessions twice a day. Groups are kept small so that there is opportunity for individual instruction in this team sport.
  • Types of Instruction:
    Horsemanship Skillbuilding,

Activities for Non - Riders

Golf, fishing, tubing and kayaking are available nearby in the historic town of Bandera. This town, formerly a staging point for the Lonesome Dove style great western cattle drives, provides shopping, dining, dancing and western style night life. The trails adjacent to the ranch are great for hiking or bicycling. Bring your own bicycle or you can rent one in town.

Travel Options Summary

Arrive on Thursday afternoon for a cattle-work weekend, spending each day in instruction before departing on Sunday afternoon.

Meeting Point

San Antonio, Texas

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

Call us

1.800.545.0019

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Riding Consultant

biggi@equitours.com