Wyoming has been made famous for horse riding by western films and characters such as William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody who has the northern town of Cody named after him. Sometimes known as the ‘Cowyboy State’ Stetson hats can be seen everywhere and there are local rodeos taking place in towns throughout the summer, especially around the 4th July celebrations. Cody itself is still the world's rodeo capital with daily rodeos in July and August.
As with many Rocky Mountain States, Wyoming has a large number of working ranches scattered throughout and so Guest or ‘Dude’ ranching is a popular vacation. Wyoming is the least populated of all the USA States and has miles upon miles of beautiful scenery to explore from horseback.
For experienced riders with a real spirit of adventure there is nothing like riding off the beaten track and visiting the wilder more unreachable areas.
Wyoming has a semi dry continental climate and summer from May to September is the best time to visit. It can often be hot and windy in mid summer due to the open expanses of grassland. A must for any traveller is also to take extra time to visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the north west corner of Wyoming. Stunning scenery, bison and elk herds and endless hiking trails, not to mention the famous Yellowstone geysers are a real attraction.