Gila Working Ranch Makes Cowboyin' Women's Work - New Mexico

by Hidden Trails 03/07/2007

Aspiring Cowgirls with a taste for adventure will find what they are looking for at the Gila Working Ranch in NEw Mexico, a 30,000 acre working cattle ranch on 30,000 private acres in some of the most beautiful country in the West.


Cowgirl Camp is an all-inclusive seven day adventure retreat for cowgirls of every experience level.  In a matter of days, you'll be ridin, ropin, brandin, team penning, barrel racing and driving them doggies up into the hills, all with a group of like-minded women.  This ranch is not a foo-foo spa ranch.  The guest capacity is small, with an average of 10-12.  You can expect plenty of "hands on" experience with knowledgeable and patient wranglers  who guide cowgirls-to-be every step of the way.  After a week of Cowgirl Camp, Sherry Berter, a Boston restaurant owner, bought the horse she had ridden and  is now pursuing her lifelong fantasy of competing in rodeos.


Cowgirl Camp is one of several unique Western experiences offered at the ranch.  With perfect New Mexico weather, the ranch is open 365 days a year.  There  are also cattle roundups, Gila Wilderness Nature Rides, Wild Bunch rides, clinics in horsemanship, Cowboy Mounted Shooting and other in-the-saddle activities. 


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