Your sturdy quarter horse is alert, intently watching the herd of cattle as they amble along the ridge. Rolling foothills fade gently into the horizon and give way to distant peaks and endless blue skies. Cowboys ride alongside the herd, ready to round up stragglers. Your clever mount knows the drill. She canters up to a steer just as he makes a break for it. You are in awe of her sixth sense.
Moving a herd of cattle to greener pastures is an experience few can say they’ve had. Stay at a working guest ranch in log cabins inspired by the homesteaders of the early 1900s. Ride by lakes, rivers and sweeping views of Alberta’s wide open cattle country. Stop for lunch on the trail and wash it down with cowboy coffee brewed in a can over the fire. Back at the homestead, soak your weary bones in the hot tub and gaze at the stars. Home on the range never felt this good.