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Horsemanship 101 – Preparing for your Equestrian Vacation – Part One

October 27th, 2011
By Kim Jacobs


by Carol Moore Part One: On top of Ole Smokey….now what? You’ve finally committed yourself to that wonderful vacation the whole family has clamored for . . . a trip to a dude ranch! And now you’re starting to get the jitters just thinking about climbing on board that horse for the first time. Well, calm down. We’re going to give you a little “horsemanship 101”, just enough to help you arrive at your destination with a feeling of confidence and desire. Picking the ranch that’s right for you If this is your first riding experience, select your ranch carefully…. Read More

Certified Wrangler Class

March 16th, 2010
By Kim Jacobs


Wrangler Training Class Available On May 7th and 8th, 2010.The Bar W Guest Ranch is hosting a two day training course. The first day will cover Red Cross Basic First Aid, Adult CPR and AED. Each participant will receive certification cards. The second day will cover DRA Horse Safety & Adaptive First Aid for the Trail. Each participant will receive wrangler certification cards. Lodging is available. Class is limited to 25 participants. Date and Time: May 7th and 8th 8:00am 5:00pm each day.Rates: DRA Horse Safety & Adaptive First Aid for the Trail $25 per person for wranglers with jobs… Read More

84th Annual DRA Convention in Billings, Montana…

January 13th, 2010
By Kim Jacobs


CODY, Wyo.—Travel guides define Montana as having a “significant equestrian presence.” That presence increases dramatically next month when a couple hundred or so horsemen and women come ridin’ in for the 84th annual meeting of the Dude Ranchers’ Association, or DRA. Member ranchers, associate members, vendors, and media convene Feb 2nd – 6th for the signature event of the year at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, Montana. For the first time this year, the Dude Ranchers’ Association has teamed up with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch for a Casino night Fundraiser. The event will be held Feb 3rd. There… Read More

The DRA Wrangler Certification Update

July 23rd, 2009
By Kim Jacobs


The Wrangler Certification course has been established to train wranglers/guides in the skills needed to meet the Minimum Horse Safety Standards accepted by the DRA certified ranches. This course provides the skills and knowledge needed to prevent potential accidents, and how to anticipate dangerous situations on the trail. Participants in this program must already have a good working knowledge of horsemanship skills. This is both a hands on and classroom experience. The course follows the material presented in the DRA Horse Safety Manual. The Wrangler Certification program has been very successful again this year: • 6 Ranches have hosted the… Read More

DRA Horse Safety Program

July 13th, 2009
By Kim Jacobs


In 2004 the DRA introduced its first Association defined Horse Safety program. The program has seen a significant level of participation from membership. It is designed to assist ranches in managing risk and establish reasonable standards for the Industry. The Horse Safety Program consists of the DRA Horse Safety and Adaptive First Aid for the Trail Certifications, Certified Wrangler Instructor, and Certified Wrangler and is an endorsed insurance program. The DRA Horse Safety and Adaptive First Aid for the Trail program reflects the minimum guidelines for member ranches and other trail riding programs related to Horse Safety and Adaptive First… Read More