JX Cattle Co. LLC
vacation @ jxranch.com
(without the spaces)
November 11, 2010
you so much for a wonderful three-day getaway. I am simply awestruck by the
beauty of the JX Ranch. The horses and the riding was fantastic, and your
hospitality was, well, so warm and welcoming that you can count on me coming
back. Thanks so much for everything!"
"My sister and my
daughter and I spent many hours on the computer
researching "dude ranches". We found that
most of the ranches were not our idea of how we
wanted to spend spring break - we wanted the
"true cowboy experience". We finally found
the JX Ranch website and our decision was made! From
the time we drove down the long ranch road to start
our vacation until we drove down the long ranch road
ending our vacation, our experience was everything
we could have hoped for! From the bunkhouse to
learning how to saddle, to the wonderful scenery,
cattle round-ups, delicious suppers, awesome horses,
branding, it has truly been a wonderful experience.
Most of all our hosts Mimi and Tom, you life a hard
but wonderful life out here fulfilling your dreams
and you have made our dream come true and we thank
How it works...
You tell me what type of Western Riding Chaps you want to make. Basically, there are three types - chinks, batwings and leggings.
are shorter, with fringe, and two snaps on each leg. The girl on
the bottom left picture made herself a pair of chinks.
Batwings are very flared and wide at the leg, with three snaps on each leg and no fringe - see top right picture.
Leggings are long, with a smaller flare at the bottom, and three snaps on each leg, no fringe - see all other chaps.
Let me know what type of riding you do, in what type of country (brush, timber, open) and climate (wet/humid vs. dry), which will determine how heavy a leather you want. I buy only the highest quality oil-tanned, top-grain leather, and the degree of heaviness will then vary. We will also need your leg measurements.
You can personalize your chaps by stamping or carving your name, initials or brand on the belt part of the chaps, or "inlay" them on the bottom of the legs.
I will buy all material, including the leather, buckles, snaps, conchos etc. and provide you with all tools needed to make your chaps. I will walk you through the whole process, and help you along the way. But you will be making all the work yourself! The time to work on your chaps is in the afternoons and/or evenings. It usually takes a person 2 - 3 evenings to complete a pair of chaps.
The cost for this, including all material, use of tools, and instruction, is $275. Let us know at the time of your reservation if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.