I live out here in Eastern Oregon, my boyfriend works for a ranch here. I am a horse trainer and had a very successful following/business in the valley. But out here it's HARD to get these old cowboys to respect a young horse woman like yourself. My suggestion is to either do the feedlot thing (which might be get you just the right "in" at a ranch, or to go back to school like me and get a degree in either livestock management/reproduction or something along those grounds to give you the upper hand on all the men who labor work is NOTHING to. In Central Oregon thru to Western Idaho there are a TON of guided trail camps and guest ranches. Certainly worth looking into. It's really hard being a woman in a man's world like this, especially a young one. Best of luck and if I hear of anyone needing a woman's touch in thier buckaroo band, I'll give you a heads up!