CLOTHING AND GEAR NEEDED FOR CATTLE DRIVES

The Weather:  The days are bright and sunny with an occasional brief shower.  In July and August, temperatures range in the 70’s and 80’s.  The nights are cool.  In September and October, the temperatures will be a lot cooler.  Bring clothing that can be layered in preparation of the change in temperatures throughout the day(s). We will provide saddle bags for the horses, in which you can take small items with you on the trail.  This list is a guide only.  Be prepared!

Must Have:

  • Sleeping Bag (if you are not able to bring your sleeping bag, you can rent one of ours.  There is a $25 fee,and advanced notification is required. )
  • Towel(s)
  • Canteen

Suggested Items to Bring:

  • 1 pair riding boots or shoes with heel
  • 1 hat with wide brim*
  • 1 pair tennis shoes/sneakers
  • 4 or 5 pairs cotton socks
  • 2 flannel shirts (long sleeve)
  • 1 lined jacked (heavy jacket or coat for later cattle drives)
  • 1 sweater
  • 2-3 pairs of jeans
  • 1 or 2 bandanas*
  • 1 wind breaker
  • Sleep wear
  • Toiletries
  • Work gloves*
  • Rain coat (or poncho)
  • Flashlight (w/extra batteries)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen/lip balm*
  • Mosquito repellant (just in case)*

OPTIONAL:  Slacks, shirts, journal, camera, binoculars, chaps, spurs

* These items can be purchased at the Ranch before departing on the cattle drive.

Please Note:  The items above are suggested for our four-night cattle drives.  For our two- and three-night drives, you’ll need to adjust the amount of some of the clothes.  And you won’t need to bring a sleeping bag or towels.

GRATUITIES:  We pride ourselves in having a wonderful staff at the Rockin’ R Ranch who strive to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Gratuities are not included in our prices. However, if you feel our staff has served you well, we hope you’ll plan on paying a generous gratuity. If you prefer, we can add the gratuity to the cost of your cattle drive when you make your reservation.