Working Cattle Ranch
When a ranch titles itself as a working cattle ranch you should definitely expect that they have have a full cattle breeding or horse breeding enterprise and that this is a place where people still work very hardly.
Today some of these ranches have adjusted their business and offer at least seasonal accommodation for very few guests.
However, in contrast to Dude ranches the daily routine work is still important for these ranches and guest accommodation has not first priority.
Guests cannot expect the comfort of a dude & guest ranch or Lodge/Resort ranch. But they can expect to live a real-world cowboy life for the durance of their stay. The number of guests is strictly limited otherwise it would disturb the daily operation. Guests can participate in cattle drives and working rides. But kee in mind that these rides are not just done for the pleasure of the guest, but to do work, to do a hard and demanding job. So the guest should be better experienced in riding and be willing to spend a hands-on vacation. Then it's the perfect cowboy experience.
This type of ranch is not recommended for family vacation.