Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
I don't know where exactly to put this thread, so of yall think there's a better place for it feel free to move it.
So, I'm really interested in ranching as a career. It is my dream to be a cattle rancher. My grandpa was a rancher and so was my great grandpa and great great grandpa, ranching is basically what my family did, or at least 'did'. No one in my family ranches anymore, everyone that did has passed away. And even though my parents grew up in ranching families, they are in no way interested in it or horses, at all. So, for something I really want to do, I really have no experience in.
I know kinda what to do or what ranchers do and all that, but I have no idea how to get started and have no experience. I've had a few ideas of going and trying to get a job with ranchers and starting off doing simple jobs and learning the ropes, but there really isn't anyone looking for inexperienced workers. I'm going to college and would like to get an agriculture degree or something. I really have no idea what career I'm going to go into, but this one really interests me. Don't most ranchers just basically inherent the herd and ranch from generation to generation? So how do you start basically from scratch and build ground up?
So basically my question, how do you get started? How can I get some experience? And on top of ranching I would like to do horse training, but is that possible or would that be too much?
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux