Ranch horses in Nevada

Posted in: Ranch Life

Ranch horses in Nevada cover a lot of country in one day. “Circle horses,” as they are called are used to gather and move cattle long distances to fresh feed and water. A circle horse can put in as few as five miles  and up to fifty before quitting time.

Nevada ranchers and cowboys look for horses with good, strong bone, a big heart girth, good feet and most importantly–a good trot to cover all those miles. Most horsemen honor the buckaroo style of roping and riding in the high desert. This means a quiet hand, moving cattle in a calm, graceful way. It means long ropes and big loops in the branding pen.


Posted in: Ranch Life

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I am a digital project manager with Swift Digital. I started at Swift in June 2007 and joined the CavvySavvy team in 2014. I hold a master's degree in interactive journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and a bachelor's degree in animal science from...

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