Taking the Reins...Filled with confidence and self
reliance, you are determined now to continue your journey! You've
been inspired with the teachings of professionals and are daring enough
to take the next step!
In this ladies-only week,
you'll take your skills in riding and cow work to new heights! Our
Wranglers will be working with you on advanced horsemanship skills, as well as on
handling, herding, doctoring and ropin' cattle. From round pens to roundups, Advanced
Cowgirl Camp is sure to inspire and instruct you as you take your
Western experience to the next level!
Please remember that Double E Ranch is a working cattle ranch. There occasionally may be unplanned events, conditions or situations which will require us to alter or adjust any published itinerary. We will make every effort to minimize the impact on your visit.
Travel Suggestion: When confirming your space, let Debbie know you are interested in "car pooling" with other Cowgirls who might be sharing your week. Meet each other in El Paso, Albuquerque or Phoenix, share rental car expenses and use the opportunity to begin your adventure with new friends. With your persmission, Debbie will share email addresses, making it easy for you to contact other Cowgirls.
Roundup Week Suggestion: Consider a Cowgirl Camp Week scheduled just before one of our Roundups. It would be a great opportunity for you to "transition" your new confidence and skills into a full week of participating in a cattle roundup
Cowgirl Camp Level II
Arrive Sunday Afternoon: Arrive at the Ranch Sunday afternoon, relax, unpack and join Ranch Staff for dinner at 6 p.m. where you'll meet other Cowgirls. Staff will complete your registration, answer any questions and collect any balance that may still be
due. We'll show you to your cabin.
If flying into
Silver City, Ranch Staff will pick you
up in Silver City at the Airport on the 5:30 p.m. arrival from Albuquerque. This time is subject to airline
Please! Reconfirm your arrival time and advise the office in advance.
With airport security as it is, we will not assume anything.
Monday - Natural Horsemanship for the Advanced Rider
Horsemanship for the Advanced Rider. Ranch Staff will spend the morning in
the arena with you teaching you to ride bareback, do roll backs, side pass, 2-track, turning
on the hocks, lead
changes, flying lead changes and backing up. Natural
Horsemanship is a
concept combining both ancient and new ideas, used by horse trainers and
clinicians around the world to enforce the desired
behavior of horses.
It's all about communicating with your horse in a patient, confident
We'll teach you the techniques and cues to successfully accomplish
you have specific issues you want to address, now is the time to bring
them up. After lunch, you'll take a leisurely ride along the creek. It's a great way to begin the week!
Team Penning and Barrel Racing!
In the morning session, you'll have the
opportunity to increase your knowledge base in the technical skills of
barrel racing. After lunch, you'll
saddle up to do some competitive team penning (if available), finishing up with a more challenging afternoon ride in preparation for CattleWork on Thursday.
Wednesday - More Team Penning & Reined Cow Horse!
riding was born around cattle and the
history of the unique working cow horse extends back hundreds of years.
Learning is exciting and challenging! Reined Cow Horse (or working
cow horse) consists of
three events: herd work, rein work, and work with a single steer "down
the fence," typically called cow work. You'll have a chance to try
Thursday - All Day Cattle Work
pack you a lunch for an full day spent riding the ranch, looking for,
moving or working whatever cattle you find. We know you'll have
lots of opportunity to implement your newly learned skills.
Friday - Ranch Rodeo or Mounted Shooting!
This is a day to celebrate your newly acquired riding skills. Compete in a Double E Ranch 'mini
' Rodeo designed to challenge your newly learned skills: Barrels, Gymkhana Event, Cattle Work or Mounted Shooting! Cowboy Mounted Shooting is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the country. It's challenging, exciting and fun. If you love adrenalin - you'll love mounted shooting! Don't stress -- it's safe and all just for fun!
For those Cowgirls not interested in participating in either rodeo or shooting, relaxing trail riding will be available.
Depart the Ranch: Friday afternoon, you will depart the Ranch between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. If we are taking you to the airport or motel in Silver City, you will depart the ranch at 3:30p.m.
Advanced Cowgirl Camp is designed for small groups
of 6-10 so that each Cowgirl
participant will receive as much individual attention and instruction as
needed. Our Staff is comprised of real cowboy professionals who
have spent their lives earning a living at ranching.
They will patiently and quietly help you accomplish as many of your new
goals as possible during your 5 day Cowgirl Camp experience.
Rate:The rate for Advanced
Cowgirl Camp is: $1500 per person all inclusive,Sunday evening arrival to Friday afternoon departure,
accommodations, meals, mounted shooting, all cattle and ranch activities
and airport or shuttle pick up/drop off. Individual purchases and massage are
extra and will be added at the time of booking or when checking out. $500 Deposit is required to confirm your space. Don't wait! Book it now
Because airport security is elevated, we
cannot assume anything. You must advise the Ranch Office if we are
picking you up in Silver City. You must reconfirm your own flights
arrival and departure and inform our Office.
Other important Information
Cabins: Your accommodations are private, comfortable and complete with
refrigerator, coffee maker, and micro wave oven; thick towels, and comforters. Most have
decks with rocking chairs for relaxing. If there is something you
don't see in your cabin, let us know! We keep them stocked with
coffee, tea, creamer, sugar and sweetener. Please be aware that
you will not have daily maid service or trash pick up. You must
let us know that your trash needs to be removed. We are happy to
take care of
it for you.
are served "family style" at Headquarters and will be hosted
by a Double E Ranch Staff Member. We serve home-style
American and Mexican-style meals. Breakfast generally consists of any
combination of pancakes, eggs, bacon, breakfast burritos, French Toast, cereal, juice,
and coffee. Lunch can be anything from casserole dishes to
cold cut sandwiches or burritos. Dinner is pretty standard and will include
beef, chicken or pasta, vegetables, salads, breads and dessert. We
happily try to accommodate most dietary needs, however, our Cook is not
a dietitian and we don't claim to offer "gourmet" food. Please be responsible for your dietary requirements. Remind
us, on your arrival, if there is something out of the ordinary we need
to be aware of.
Horses: Our horses are
generally gentle, trust-worthy, willing. However, you're dealing
with a living, breathing animal who sometimes has a mind of its own. Your horse and saddle will be
selected especially for you by one of our Staff, based on the horseback riding skill level you have indicated and displayed. However, your comfort is
our priority. Let us know if the "fit" isn't right. If we
don't know there is a problem, we can't begin to correct it! Each one of our saddle horses is different, with
unique personalities and abilities. If you're not getting
along with your horse, tell one of our Staff. We want you to be
Off-Ranch Activities/Touring: Double E Ranch Staff does not provide transportation for any activities taking place off the ranch. If you wish to take advantage of entertainment in Silver City or other locations, it is necessary that you have your own vehicle.
Safety:Your safety will always be our Number One Priority. With any
horseback activity there are risks. Working around any large
animal and riding
horses belonging to someone else is very different than riding your own.
If we feel you are doing something potentially dangerous to you or your
horse, we will tell you - and we'll make certain you hear us. If
we shout to be heard over other noise, don't take offense. We
simply don't want you hurt! It's always about your safety!
Always be aware there are inherent risks when horseback riding.
Pay attention and report problems to a Staff member.
be challenging and fun. It's a great week, filled with new
adventures and new friendships! You've achieved your goals, gained
confidence and poise on horseback and developed new skills. You're
empowered and energized! Now you know it for sure - there isn'tanything you can't
Updated May 2012
Ranch P.O. Box 280, Gila, New Mexico 88038 USA