Ranch Manager, Jessie Allen

This is the story of Jessie Allen, Ranch Manager of Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch located in the rugged Wind River Mountain Range.
Video and photography by
Joe Haeberle.

“My family has been in this part of Wyoming for six generations. I’ve worked on my family’s wilderness guest ranch all my life and now I’m taking it over. We spend each Summer and Fall in the mountains guiding pack trips and Winter is a quiet time on the homeplace in the valley. Like most ranchers, my lifestyle changes with each season but one thing remains the same, our animals must always come first. Wyoming Winters can be harsh, demanding and strenuous yet equally peaceful and pristine. Each morning I go through the herd. Acutely tuned in, I monitor the health and behavior of each horse. This lifestyle instills a deep sense of connection working quietly and consistently for no audience other than the eyes of our animals. It’s the kind of connection built through the language of feel. No words are needed.”

Jessie wears a Shasta 10X Premier cowboy hat.
Jim Allen carried on the family tradition of hosting visitors in the spectacular Wind River Mountain Range like his grandfather did here in the 1920’s.