July 2, 2017
When Chris Cox speaks, his long-term Texan residency is evident, but it doesn’t take long for the ear to pick up on the occasional o or r pronounced with an Australian lean to it. Shortly thereafter, the Wyoming-isms and dedication to the Western way of life surface.
His voice, both in meter and in subject matter, pair perfectly with his trajectory, which brought him from Texas to Australia to Texas again and, as of this summer, the Triangle C guest ranch west of Dubois in Wyoming’s Wind River Country.
“This idea has been one of mine for many years,” he said of purchasing a guest ranch in the Rocky Mountain West and inviting clients to a comfortable, beautiful, and authentic setting to surround their educational experiences.
Cox has created a name for himself among the equestrians of the world as the best: he trains horses and people to understand one another and enjoy their partnerships. For decades, he has based his horsemanship business in Texas, complete with his own RFD-TV channel. Operating out of the South, however, required him to travel extensively during the hottest part of the year. The clinics Cox now provides at the Triangle C are the same caliber Cox and his staff have always offered, but they are tailored to fit into a larger guest-ranch experience.
“They’re half-day clinics,” Cox said. “We did that because if they come here with their families, we want them to go out and fly-fish or go sightseeing, go into town, go to the rodeo, or take a nap. I don’t want it to be a grind.”
Families who travel to Dubois and the Triangle C with their children and couples or individuals who plan a guest ranch experience here will experience a blend of Cox’ equine expertise and hospitality.
“I want to be sure this is a really special experience for them,” he said.
He’ll achieve that with a commitment to hospitality, a prioritization of safety and education, and a love for the ranch’s horses.
“We can certainly take a child that’s never ridden before or an adult that’s never ridden before and make it an enjoyable, learning, and fun experience,” Cox said. Before they know it, they’ll be embarking comfortably on a three-day pack trip into “some of the best riding in the world.”
Learn more about the variety of guest ranch vacations, clinics, and youth camps offered at the new Triangle C at http://www.trianglec.com/.Posted in Notes From the Field