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Cattle Drives in Montana – What to Bring

What to Bring for Your Cattle Drive Vacation

Provided for You on Your Cattle Drive Holiday
(You’re Welcome to Bring Your Own)

  • Western Saddle and Tack
  • Spurs
  • Bandana or Scarf
  • Riding Slicker (no ponchos)
  • Pommel Bag

Necessities for a Cattle Drive in Montana:

  • Cowboy Hat (hats and stampede strings available in our store)
  • Heeled Boot, Preferrably a Cowboy Boot
  • Jeans or Riding Pants (no shorts)
  • Collared Long Sleeve Shirts (protection from sun)
  • Sun Screen, Chapstick, and Toiletries
  • Warm Outerwear
  • Warm Gloves in the Spring or Fall
  • Long Underwear in the Spring or Fall

Optional for a Cattle Drive:

  • Chaps or Chinks (we have some available for sale in our store)
  • Riding Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Camera (You’re Going to see some beautiful country!)

Spring Season and Late Fall—Cold Layers:

  • Long Johns or Flannel Lined Jeans
  • Long Sleeved Flannel Shirts
  • Lined Gloves (2 pair)
  • Wool Socks that come to the knee
  • Silk Scarf Stocking Cap/Wool Cap (cover ears)
  • Winter Parka Boots with a heel
  • Wool Sweater or Vest
  • Saddle rub salve (Bag Balm)

Wool and Silk are natural products that break the wind and hold body heat better than cotton. Layers hold warm in and keep cold and wet away from your skin. Wind is hard to hold out and layers work best.

Summer Season and Early Fall—Warm Layers:

  • Light colored shirts
  • Cowboy Hat-straw or felt
  • Light weight shirts with sleeves
  • Sunscreen/ Lip Balm
  • Personal Hygiene products
  • After riding comfy shoes/slippers
  • Light weight Riding gear
  • Saddle rub salve (Bag Balm)

Sleeves seem like an unnecessary things to wear in summer. Our sun is unfiltered and the mountains put you closer to the sun than most places you come from. Sunburn is uncomfortable and sunscreen doesn’t always protect, where sleeves give you that extra protection. Cowboys didn’t wear long sleeves all the time because they didn’t have anything else.

We have a ranch store which offers gift items and basic necessities that we find our guests forget or need when they are at the ranch.  We have cowboy hats, gloves, wool vests, silk scarves, sweatshirts with hoods and without, T-shirts with our brand and ranch name on them, sunscreen, jewelry and small gift items. We rent rain slickers, and leather chinks for the week.  We lend to you for the week a pommel bag, spurs with strap, and a cotton neckerchief.  I hope this helps you pick your “What to Bring” items.

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Office: 307-548-6688
Cell: 307-272-6688

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1062 Rd. 15
Lovell, WY 82431

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    One of my favorite images from MT last summer at the Dryhead Ranch was chosen as the Opening Shot in this month’s February 2020 issue of Western Horseman magazine!  Watching James ride Yeller and rope his calf was truly one of the highlights of my trip.  The determination and seriousness on his face is priceless! Lol  Good thing two grown cowboys were nearby to help out. -Pam Gabriel Photography

    The future belongs to the few that are still willing to get their hands dirty.  Thanks to all the farmers and ranchers for keeping us well fed. -PhyllisBurchettPhoto

    So excited to open the May edition of Western Horseman magazine April 2020.  It be honest, during all of the craziness that is currently happening, it’s been very hard for me to stay positive about my small business.  The opening shot couldn’t have come at a better time for me!  Stay healthy and happy, my friends!  I hope to photograph you all in the coming months. -Hilary Bishop

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