Oregon Cowboy
Black Butte - Western Adventure
Black Butte Stables at Black Butte Ranch
Presents A Get away from the Everyday to the Cowboy Way!
Enjoy a 4-day western adventure where the horses and the scenery are beautiful.
You will build or refine horsemanship skills
and combine cattle working with wilderness trail skills training.
Adult only and family sessions in May, June,
the last two weeks of August, and September
A get away from the everyday.
Join us to experience the “Cowboy Way” !
  • Acquire new skills or tune up old ones.
  • Learn to throw and handle a rope.
  • Gather cattle from spectacular meadows with big mountain views.
  • Take all day trail and wilderness rides in the old growth pine forests.
  • Lunch provided each day.
4-day sessions: $495.00 a person.
2-day sessions: $295.00 a person.
Family sessions will be customized to skill levels, age, and size of all riders.
All riders must be 7 years of age or older.
Some activities are not suited for riders with special issues or other limitations.
The Head wrangler will determine in advance activities that are suitable for your family.
Lodging is not included but available for special rates at Black Butte Ranch.
Lodging is also available in Sisters, a nearby town.
During your adventure you will get to load horses into a trailer and (weather permitting) we will travel to one of our wilderness trailheads.
To make resevations for “The Cowboy Way”
or logding reservations at Black Butte Ranch,
please see our Contact Page.
You will learn to lead a pack animal and navigate in our high mountain country.
Most of our trail training will be in the beautiful old growth pine forests adjacent to Black Butte Ranch.
Indian Ford creek winds thru the area and the lush riparian supports wildflowers and other foliage.
We often see herds of Elk, Mule Deer and packs of Coyotes.
Let us not forget our little furry friends, Chipmunks, Golden Mantle Ground Squirrels, Pine Squirrels and large Silver Gray Squirrels.
These are beautiful trails enjoyed by all riders.
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During your adventure we will head to the meadows to bring the cattle in.
You will learn how to drive cattle the safe way that avoids stampedes and stress on the animals.
The objective is to keep the cattle from scattering and all heading in the correct direction.
It is a lot harder than it looks.
Join us in the early Fall, dates to be arranged, for cattle gathering near Gray Butte.
We will work the cattle back to corrals for sorting. We will separate the cows from the calves, load the calves, and drive the cows back to the home place.
Learning how to ship calves is probably the most important part of a cattleman’s year, and you will learn how to do it in the most efficient way.
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Black Butte Stables LLC is an equal opportunity recreation provider
under special use permit administered by the US Forest Service, Sisters Ranger District.
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