Elk Creek Ranch strives to offer children an authentic western ranch experience. Horses are central to our program with trail riding, barrel racing, colt training, horse care, and packtrips into the surrounding wilderness country. In recent years, Elk Creek has added wrangling to the list of horse experiences, and the ranchers take special pride in their turns at wrangling the horses into the corrals in the morning.
Our longest wrangle goes along Elk Creek up from what we call the Point. As is true with most wrangles, the horses move quickly and kick up clouds of dust.
After a day in the corrals and on the trail, the horses look forward to the run to the night pasture in the setting sun.
Wrangling gives the ranchers a great sense of the working western horse. It is a singular and often beautiful experience.