I spent my summer 2000 in America
mostly. As I am studying English, I had to do a "Stay abroad"
in an English speaking country for three months at least.
Somehow I could not believe
that I finally would have the chance to spend my summer on a "real"
ranch. There are even people in Europe who don't know that ranches exist
in the USA. So I went on to start my adventure.
It was amazing, I got to know the whole family and the rest of the staff and we clicked right from the beginning and I felt like being at home, being part of the family. Bill Comisford was the head of the ranch whereas Brandon Comisford, the eldest son was the head wrangler. He was my boss and showed me around and what it means to work as a wrangler. I got used to everything pretty soon and I had lots of fun. My day started at 7.00 am when we ran in all the 27 horses of the ranch. They were fed, groomed and saddled before breakfast. As the Ranger Creek Ranch is a guest ranch, we had a lot of guests of course, who were mostly staying for one week. So I got to know a lot of different groups of people who were from all over the United States; from California to the New York Island. Most of them enjoyed riding even if some have never ever done this before. After breakfast we started our first 2 hour trailride followed by another one after lunch. In the evenings we had an entertainment program, such as line-dancing, singing at the campfire or a presentation about Buffalo Bill. Once a week we went to Cody, a cute little Western town, where the guests were able to do some shopping and to see the famous Cody Nite Rodeo.
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