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As you will be using new handling methods and teaching your horses new ways to approach and turn cattle, it is advisable that  you ride in a bosal or snaffle. Both classes are great for young, green horses

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IMG schools  Cost for a five day IMG school is $2,500 plus $0.85 one way from Van Horn, Texas. Rather than spending time in a classroom and watching videos, class is held in the pasture, rebooting the herd instinct of the cattle on the host ranch. Class size is limited to ten students so that everyone is able to actually learn the various approaches and methods enabling herd instinct to reboot. As everything is done at "the speed of cow" we are also able to discuss infrastructure,  grazing and other methods to regenerate grass while observing the various behavioral changes on the way to herd instinct being rebooted. By the end of the school, the host herd will be close, or even completely rebooted, allowing you to begin regenerating grass with little effort. 

*Two day stockmanship/horsemanship clinics  These clinics cover the same handling techniques as the IMG Schools, but with more emphasis on horsemanship instead of grazing. These methods are especially good in settling and catching wilder cattle as well as keeping cattle calm when sorting or pulling from feedlot pens. If requested, there may be a short session on Big Loop style roping, concentrating on taking shots as they appear rather than spending extra time setting up shots. Done with breakaways. 

*Two clinics are $300 per student with a maximum of 10 students per class. Minimum number of students depends on distance from Van Horn, Texas an listed in the table below.

Miles from Van Horn, Texas

Minimum Number of Students

200

3

400

5

600

7

800 and above

10

 

 

 
Short of help? We can provide you with an experienced crew for your all of your cattle working needs. All of these guys are experienced to working big pastures and rough country. Why go through a list trying to find help when you can get a crew with a single call (432.284.1553) or email?

Recreational Ranches The key to a successful hunting ranch is habitat and forage. As recently as 120 years ago, most of the southwestern United States was described as a "Sea of Grass." Today there are people who are still alive, who can point out areas of creosote and mesquite covered land which had such lush grass when they were children, that it was hayed.  Unfortunately the common belief that the cure is to let nature takes its course and the land will heal itself has been proven wrong many times. However it is possible to heal the land and restore the forage without using ecologically unsafe chemical with a combination of contour plowing and holistic grazing. An example of how this has been done successfully in far west Texas is the Circle Ranch, in Hudspeth county. Email us today to talk about how we can help you regenerate your forage and habitat faster and more economically.

Partial list of ranches and organizations

IMC Vida Silvestre (Mex)

Sonoma Station (au)

NQ Dry Tropics (au)

Santa Maria Cattle Company (Mex)

Flint HIlls Flying W Ranch (USA)

Southwestern Intertribal Ag Conference (USA)

New Mexico Indian Days Ag Conference (USA)

Roger Savory (USA)

Intertribal Ag Council USA)

Jervoise Organic Meats (au)

Tres Papalotes (Mex)

Rancho Terramante (Mex)