It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a horse?

Christmas means different things to different people all over the world. it’s a wonderful time of the year. Time to spend time with family and reflect on the year and prepare for the upcoming new year. New years is right around the corner and with it comes another busy season for the dude ranches here in Wyoming.

Wyoming dude ranches take this time to spend with family, relax and recoup from the busy season and to prepare for the next season. Horses take this time to rest up and get fattened up for the next year. During the winter months our ranches take the time to work on any maintenance projects pending from the summer months. Maintenance includes, repairing cabins, fences, horse saddles and bridles.

With all of this going on there is still some time to celebrate the holidays here in Wyoming. Christmas trees go up and a nice warm fire is started to heat up the cozy cabin. Some good Cowboy coffee gets prepared on the stove just in time for a relaxing evening cuddled up on a comfy chair with friends and family to swap stories and reminisce about the passing year.

Outside chores are not exempt during the holidays. Horses still need to be fed and tended to. Cows need to be checked on and made sure they are not sick. There is still time to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s in a Wyoming Ranch. Nothing is more magical than a horse drawn sleigh ride on fresh powder.

It is nice quiet and calm night this holiday season In Wyoming as we celebrate this Christmas. On behalf of the Wyoming Dude Ranchers association we wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.