Cow Dog College

This story was originally printed in the February 2000 issue. For more on working with cow dogs, see this month's print feature, "Going to the Dogs."

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Big Dreams

For seven weeks each summer, Elk Creek Ranch plays host to several dozen teenagers and descendents of the ranch's founding family, the Ridgway's. But there's always been talk about finding ways to do more with the ranch land, located less than an hour outside Cody, Wyoming.

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East Meets West

For 50 years, Elk Creek Ranch has introduced teenagers, most of them from "back East," to the Western lifestyle. Along the way, the family-run operation has created its share of horsemen and -women.

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