Long Hollow Ranch Cattle Drives
Participating in a real cattle drive on a real ranch vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Long Hollow Ranch is a working cattle ranch where we offer you the opportunity to join us as we move cattle on the ranch. You can join us for different cattle events during the spring and summer, including branding and moving cattle.
Don’t have any experience? Don’t worry! Before heading out on the range you will go through orientation process where you will observe cattle handling skills and learn about how we move cattle. We will help you become comfortable with the process. Moving cattle to and from the range pastures can involve long days in the saddle. There are breaks so riders can take a break to stretch their legs and regain their seat. Lunch is served on the range during the moves.
Move ‘em Out – This drive occurs in late April as the cattle are moved from the valley to high desert range pastures.
Move ‘em Around – In midsummer (mid-June) the cattle are moved from one range pasture to another. Each pasture is 3500 to 4000 acres of rugged rangeland.
Bring ‘em Home – This drive brings the cattle back to the valley from the rangeland and occurs the end of July.
Guests who wish to participate in a cattle drive are required to be at the ranch for orientation and to ride a few days ahead of time to ensure they are able to handle the horse on the range and among the cattle on the range.
Please call for details and to book your stay for these events.
Events Calendar for exact dates and plan your stay at Long Hollow to include at least one of these dates.
Get a taste of what these events are like by visiting the photo gallery. For further questions and to make sure your stay can include participating in one of these events, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Scheduled activities for working cattle are subject to change due to the needs of the cattle, inclement weather or other conflicts that may arise on a working ranch.
Guests invited to participate in our cattle drives:
- are 14 years of age or older with good riding skills
- are comfortable in rough terrain and have a steady seat
- can stay in the saddle for at least two hours at one sitting
- have scheduled a minimum stay of 4 days for Spring drive and 6 days for the June and July drives.
- have completed a cattle orientation session
- have agreed to abide by all safety guidelines