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Big Horn Cattle Drive, Wyoming, USA, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Mady W

‘I mean where do you start? The Kerns family is as genuine and authentic as they come. Nothing about this trip was sugar-coated, and I have more respect than I could ever say for that. Their love for their family and their cattle is unparalleled. If you don’t walk away from this trip with a greater sense of understanding about what it takes for us to eat and the passion it takes to keep it going for generations, something is wrong! It was so fun getting to see the youngest family members tagging along and growing up in such a unique environment. The patience and kindness they have with folks who have never even been around cattle or understand the process is mind-blowing. It was a pleasure to watch and be a part of. The world needs more cowboys (and girls)!’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Melissa Brooks

‘I would definitely recommend this cattle drive! All of the horses on this trip were very fit for this type of mountain riding. I rode Cobb, and he was great. Very reliable and sweet. Our guides were the best riders I have ever seen, and all the staff were very knowledgeable. Every meal was excellent! Cowboys definitely know how to cook. This trip was definitely out of my comfort zone, but the guides made it look so easy! My favourite part was when I got to give a sick calf a shot of antibiotic after a cowboy roped it. I’m a nurse, so I’m used to giving shots, but this was not my typical patient! A very exciting moment.’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ellen Comfort

‘I wanted an authentic cattle drive and that is exactly what I got! I particularly enjoyed watching the wranglers, their experience with riding, and the love they obviously have for their animals and their way of life. I rode Quickdraw and he was the perfect choice for me. I especially loved riding through the Little Horn Canyon – the views were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this trip if you want to experience the real deal, the spectacular scenery, and meet some new interesting and fun people.’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lucy Regan

‘The perfect adventure escape! The best part was just being in the middle of nowhere (with no cell coverage), surrounded by amazing mountain terrain (the real deal). You could go as hard as you wanted or sit back and chill.
Our hosts were the most lovely family and wranglers. Accommodating, warm, helpful and fun. They had amazing food and accommodated my dietary requirements as best they could.
I had the most amazing horse – he listened super well, wasn’t spooked easily, was quiet when you wanted him to be, yet could go when you asked. I felt so at ease, even in the times when we covered some pretty rough terrain. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nichola Horton

‘Do this ride, it’s amazing! The scenery was breathtaking and the company was even better. If you are prepared to rough it a little, it’s an experience you will never forget and one you will want to do over and over again.
The Kerns family made us feel like part of the team and that really made the experience great. Dana and Alice, their sons and partners all accompanied us on the trip. You could see their genuine love of the animals and the area, and many stories where shared. The meals served by Alice were amazing and well beyond expectations. All of the horses where fantastic. Each had their own personality and Titus in particular was so surefooted and gentle on the ride down the canyon.
My favourite day was riding down through the Bighorn Canyon – the scenery was spectacular. We picked up cattle about halfway down and there was a great sense of camaraderie. It all finished off with a night in the Double Rafter barn due to the snow setting in on the mountain.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and was well worth the price. It’s definitely not a standard one-behind-the-other ride and each trip will present different opportunities and activities.’

Big Horn Cattle Drive - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alecia Wandel

‘I was matched to a high energy horse named Crackerjack, and we had a fantastic time going up and down the mountain. He looked after me and our match up was perfect. I got to see different animals native to Wyoming, and it wasn’t too cold. There were laughs around the campfire at night and I stayed in a tent with two other girls which quickly become known as the party tent due to all the laughing. The Kerns were very accommodating and I had a once in a lifetime experience.’

Big Horn Cattle Drive - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Liz Gaffney

‘Recently I was lucky enough to go on the Big Horn Cattle Drive in Wyoming, USA and it was, simply put, magical! I fulfilled a childhood dream of driving cattle, cowboy style, through Wyoming. The scenery, the horses, the people and the experience will be etched on my heart for the rest of my life.’

Alyssa Brugman

‘This was the trip of a lifetime. The scenery was stunning, the horses were spectacular, the cattle work was challenging and exciting, but what made it really special was the people. They were the most gracious and patient hosts full of stories and jokes. Everyone was made to feel welcome and valued. This was a special place on the planet and one of the best experiences in my life. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.’

Diane Atwood

‘The special beauty of Wyoming and the Big Horn Mountains are showcased in an unforgettable way on this ride. You will be challenged to the max with long days in the saddle, and learn a lot about the American West. The Kerns family is very hospitable and does a great job of weaving in storytelling about the history of the area. The campsites showcase some of the most beautiful spots in Wyoming, as well as some of the most historic. The other riders and professional wranglers make the trip a real bonding experience – and the sturdy horses really earn your trust in the mountains.’

Catherine Garrard

‘I don’t even know where to begin, what an absolutely amazing adventure! Words or photos don’t even do it justice – just breathtaking. I’m 100% booking in again for next year. The food is absolutely amazing, and your hosts Dana and Alice and their family are just beautiful. I honestly had the time of my life.
Things I’ll take next year: my own Drizabone, two thermal water bottles as it’s quite hot, chaps, riding gloves, and three back-up battery phone chargers because I love taking photos!’

Big Horn Cattle Drive - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Greg & Jane Teakle

This ride is every thing you imagine it to be. Starting at about 9,000 feet up in the mountains, we were tasked with gathering the cows and calves from their summer pastures and moving them back down off the mountain so they could be better tended to over the winter. We teamed up with keen riders from Israel, Austria, Norway, and the U.S. Our horses were tough and surefooted, well adapted to the altitude and terrain. The level of service from our hosts was first class. The wranglers were friendly and knew their trade, and a warm and friendly atmosphere pervaded for the entire week. The evenings were always full of shenanigans and merriment and, on our trip, a colourful exchange of accents. For me, the highlights were the full days of riding along pine tree ridge lines, across lush valley floors and flowing streams, filling our water bottles up from icy cold springs, descending steep mountain trails and enjoying the novelty of riding in the snow.
This has been our first Globetrotting adventure and I can guarantee it won’t be our last.’