How could I go about finding a job on a ranch out west(Montana/Wyoming)? As I understand it, it would be best to start off at a dude ranch and work my way up...but that's seasonal and I would be looking for something for the winter which is where I'm kind of stumped. I have my own tack (saddle, breast collar, bridle, pad, saddle bags, etc).
My plan would be to save up a couple thousand dollars and get all my tack, enough clothes for a couple of weeks, my guns and ammo, maybe my fly fishing rod and tackle, and enough music and food to last me there. Of course I would like to have a job before I made the trip.
Also what certain skills would you suggest I concentrate on when it comes to horseback riding? I just want to be as ready as possible before I do it.
Thanks for the help!