Come explore the incredible views and sunsets of the Arizona desert by horseback. You'll learn about the mining history and the unique flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. With gentle and caring horses, Cave Creek Trail Rides caters to new riders and is a great place for the entire family.
Ride through the Sonoran Desert and get a taste of Phoenix, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale, Arizona as it was 150 years ago!
1-3 hour trail rides for all ages and skill levels. Cave Creek Trail Rides specializes in family friendly, safe horseback rides that are perfect for beginners and experienced riders alike.
Ride with friendly and courteous cowboys/cowgirls who love to share their knowledge about horses, the Sonoran Desert, and Cave Creek’s history.
The horses are gentle, well mannered, experienced, and will take great care of you and your group.
Boy and Girl Scout Program: desert horseback riding is a unique educational experience that enables youth to connect with natural surroundings. Plus you get to play around in cowboy hats, boots, and chaps for fun group photos!
Birthday Parties: kids are always welcome! Cave Creek Trail Rides loves to host birthday parties for children ages 6 and up. Not only are the rides safe and fun, Cave Creek will also go out of their way to make the birthday party easy for you.
Golden Saddle Program: people who are 55 years old and older can participate in horseback riding instruction as well as education in proper horse care and handling of horses.
View full product details
At Mystic Saddle Ranch, you'll enjoy 300 miles of trails that lead you through the glacial valleys, alpine meadows and snow-fed streams of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Choose from multiple types of rides that range anywhere from one hour to sixteen days. On overnight trips, you'll get to camp in the backcountry with majestic mountain views and crystal clear night skies.
With a Special Use Permit, Mystic Saddle Ranch is one of the few establishments that can offer trail rides into the Sawtooth Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Trips can be customized to suit your group's needs and desires. For example, Mystic Saddle Ranch offers hiking with packstock, basecamps, moving camps, fully catered, and drop camps trips to name a few.
The overnight pack trips take you on a tour of 5 lakes, a glacial canyon, and a wilderness camp at Toxaway Lake. You'll get to eat lunch near one of four sparkling lakes and waterfalls.
Mystic Saddle Ranch is the parent company of Redfish Lake Corrals and Galena Stage Stop Corrals, which offer 1 hour to all day trail rides.
Horses at Mystic Saddle Ranch are safe and sure footed. Safety is their number one priority and it shows in the quarter horses they have for guests. No matter your group size, everyone can expect to ride an easy going, well mannered, and well feed horse.
Mystic Saddle Ranch hires cowboys and cowgirls that love the outdoors, enjoy people, and are enthusiastic about trail riding. All guides are first aid and CPR trained, and have extensive training on all aspects of the operation.
Horse-drawn wagon rides on the winding roads of Senate Meadows are a staple at Mystic Saddle Ranch.
From basecamp, you can explore lake basin areas for fishing, swimming, hiking and enjoying. Fly fishing is particularly popular in nearby alpine lakes and the headwaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Hunting trips are also available.
Edna Lake Basecamp is located between two great lakes for fishing and at the trail junction for exploring other lake basins. Here, you'll have healthy western-style meals, campfire evenings, and great views.
The Toxaway Lake Basecamp adjoins a glacial meadow overlooking the lake and surrounded by towering mountains. The perennial snowfields feed small streams and waterfalls that cascade into the lake below. Comfortable chairs, restrooms, and the sounds of nature make for a relaxing atmosphere.
View full product details
Explore the majestic Swan Valley, Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Glacier National Park with the largest outfitter in the west. This outfitter specializes in a variety of Montana adventures, such as horseback riding, fishing, llama treks, wagon rides, snowmobiling and guided hunts.
Swan Mountain Outfitters operates in several locations throughout northwest Montana. Often referred to as “glacier country,” this area is very mountainous and densely forested with no sagebrush. Due to the high concentration of protected wilderness areas, deer are among the most commonly spotted wildlife but elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, grizzly and black bears are also frequently seen.
Swan Valley: the Base Camp/Swan Valley Corral is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains between the Swan Mountain Range and the Mission Mountain Range forming the western edge of the Continental Divide.
Flathead National Forest: both Base Camp and the West Glacier Corral are located on Flathead National Forest, which is home to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, among other treasures.
Bob Marshall Wilderness: the Upper Camp is at the western edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, an alpine wilderness of 1.5 million acres encompassing areas within the Flathead National Forest, the Lewis and Clark National Forest, Lolo National Forest and the Helena National Forest.
Glacier National Park: the Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier Corrals are located within Glacier National Park. With its jutting mountains, twisting valleys, cascading waterfalls, thick forests and more than 200 lakes covering some 1.2 million acres, Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in northwest Montana.
Swan Mountain Outfitters offers everything from a two hour trail ride to an overnight trek, depending on the location you choose to ride out of. Their trail riding system consists of over 50 miles of well maintained trails, many of which are in the high country. Short duration rides in Glacier National Park are perfect for beginners whereas longer duration/backcountry rides allow experienced riders to enjoy challenging terrain, breathtaking scenery, and views which are simply awe-inspiring.
Pack Trips: three to six day wilderness pack trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Summer pack trips combine luxury camping with wilderness and wildlife viewing.
Hunting Trips: a variety of guided hunting trips for archery and rifle hunters alike, including traditional deer and elk horseback hunts in the backcountry and in the front range of the Swan Mountains in outfitter camps.
The staff is composed of seasoned experts who have decades of experience in guiding, outfitting, equine and outdoorsmanship.
At the beginning of your adventure, you will receive a safety briefing in the basics of horsemanship from your guide. Your safety and well being are a primary concern, so instruction will not only cover riding skills, but also specific wilderness riding precautions.
Swan Mountain Outfitters utilizes over 225 head during peak operating season. The herd has a large variety of breeds including halflingers, registered Paint and Quarter Horses and half drafts. All animals are selected for their calm disposition and athleticism necessary for mountain trail riding.
In addition to the horses, about a quarter of the Swan Mountain Outfitters herd is composed of mules. Many of the mules are broke to both ride and pack, but are primarily used for packing. These incredible, sure footed animals are responsible for getting all the hay, food and equipment to the upper camp during the summer pack trips.
Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, your guide will match you with a horse that suits your skill level and personality.
Fly fishing: half and full day guided fly fishing float trips down Swan River. You can also book a fly fishing-focused pack trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, fly fishing lessons and clinics, and fly and spin cast daily fishing excursions throughout the Swan Valley.
Wagon Rides: you can go for horse drawn wagon rides and Beef N Buggy rides, which is a wagon ride and steak dinner combination. The horse drawn wagon rides are a great option for families with children that are too young to ride or other groups that are interested in getting out and seeing the sights, but are not capable or comfortable doing it on horseback.
Wilderness Guide School: 4-5 week outdoor guide course to become a big game hunting guide. Additional one week courses are offered for hunter and adventurer training, wrangler training, and packer training. Swan Mountain Outfitters offers additional certificates beyond your diploma in Bow Hunting Safety Education and Wilderness First Aid.
Llama Treks: strong and gentle, quiet and agile, llamas are the perfect companion for a backpacking trip into Montana’s Glacier Country. With their padded foot, cleanliness, calm nature and ability to browse on a variety of vegetation, llamas have no more impact in the high country than a deer. Whether you only have 2-hours or if you are planning a multi-day Trek, this is a great family activity for a summer vacation.
Snowmobiling: choose from a wide range of guided snowmobiling tours including two hour, half day and full day tours. You can also rent a top-of-the-line snowmobile that was selected for comfort and safety. The sleds are turned every two years, which means you’ll get the benefit of a brand new snowmobile with all the latest technology and features.
Belton Chalet, Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins, Great Northern Resort: stay at any one of these historic hotels or cabins and schedule a customized activity package, such as a two hour horseback ride at any Swan Mountain Outfitters stable, a half day (three to four hour) white water rafting trip, and a red bus tour of the Park, and top it off with a Swan Mountain Llama Trekking day trek.
View full product details
Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility that offers year-round guided trail rides as well as lessons, leasing, boarding and educational opportunities to facilitate lifelong relationships between people and horses. The stable has reliable horses that are safe and secure for riders of all ages and abilities. You'll get to ride through the rolling landscape of the Finger Lakes Region on beautiful trails ranging from simple to rugged terrain.
The stables is located near Watkins Glen, just of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY.
Each ride is carefully crafted through matchmaking of the horse and rider and selection of the perfect trail to give every individual the best experience possible.
Scenic Trail Ride: 1hour on Tug Hollow Trails. Suitable for all riders of all levels.
Satterly Hill Viewpoint: 2 Hour (6 miles) on Tug Hollow and Finger Lakes National Forest trails. Requires technical riding skills: rein control, trotting and cantering.
Mountain Hurrah: 3 Hours (8 miles) on Tug Hollow and Finger Lakes National Forest trails. Requires technical riding skills: rein control, trotting and cantering.
Advanced National Forest Day trip: 4½ Hours Riding + Lunch (15 miles). Strong Intermediate & advanced riders only. Each daytrip requires a 3 rider minimum. If a smaller group would like to ride, we can combine groups to reach the minimum requirement when possible.
Moonlight Trail Rides: Trail rides in the moonlight are great for riders looking for a romantic, once in a lifetime experience. These trail rides will be weather dependent (bright clear moon skies) and will be for adults only.
Community Trail Rides: Community trail rides are laid back rides for people who regularly support Painted Bar Stables. These rides do not include any tack up support, 101 instruction, or the fanfare of a guided trail ride. These are rides where riders are expected to know the trails, know their horse, and ride at their own speed independently (not just follow the leader). Community rides open to those who want to bring their own horse.
The main guide at the stables is the owner, Erika Eckstrom. Having trained and raised many of these horses, she knows each horse and how to match them to each rider in a way that only a mother would. The other guides at the stables includes Erika's partner, Dan, as well as the high caliber interns that Erika hires from around the globe to bring new ideas and perspectives to the stables.
As a breeder of American Paint Horses, a majority of the horses you will ride are paints. However with owning 25 horses, 2 ponies and a mule there is bound to be some variety. Various breeds include Tennessee Walking Horses, Kentucky Mountain Horse, Percherons, Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Thoroughbreds.
Youth and Adult Camps, Lessons, Distance Riding Lessons and Clinics, Mounted Obstacle Training, Ring Jousting Tournaments.
View full product details
Enjoy trail riding with an expert in Natural Horsemanship. Katherine Barbarite offers practical instruction for communicating with your horse and negotiating obstacles on the trail. You'll learn how to decode your horse's behavior for better communication and a more enjoyable ride all around.
Whispering Hooves is located in Miller Place, Long Island, NY. However, Katherine travels the country for clinics, shows, and instruction. You can ride with Katherine at Whispering Hooves, or she can come to you.
Instructional Trail Rides: Learn to conquer random obstacles and develop trail etiquette while enjoying the trail.
Trail Ride Events: Develop trust and advanced communication skills that foster a better understanding of your horse's behavior. Refine your timing, balance, finesse, and feel as it applies to the trail.
Katherine Barbarite has over 30 years of experience with Natural Horsemanship—a method of educating the horse and rider without using brute force, but instead using a take-and-give format. She's studied and worked with legends, such as Frank Bell and Buck Brannaman. “Basically, I am an advocate for the horse and I keep the horse’s well-being first, that’s what I teach," says Katherine.
She is a Certified Horsemans Association Riding Instructor in English and Western and a Certified Horse Trainer. Katherine was a featured Clinician for the Horse World Expo, Northeast Equine Expo, as well as a demonstrator and featured judge at ACTHA events.
Since Katherine is an instructor, you have multiple options when it comes to horses. You can ride one of Whispering Hooves well trained trail horses, bring your own horse to learn together, or have Katherine work with your horse individually.
Natural Horsemanship clinics, workshops, and lessons are available year round (group and individual). Katherine teaches a straightforward set of exercises that aid in the development of a calm confident horse and rider. No matter the skill level or discipline, these steps remove fear and resistance, which elevates trust, communication, and bonding. Get expert feedback about how to communicate with your horse, prepare your horse for the trails, and be a better partner on the trail.
View full product details
Explore the Northwest on a half-day ride or bring your kids to experience safe hand-lead trail riding. Hooves and Boots offers guided trail rides through the woods to Lake Sawyer, near Black Diamond. You'll even get to ride into the water! All experience levels, ages, and sizes welcome.
The ride begins in Covington, WA and goes through Lake Sawyer Natural Area. The trail meanders through thick old growth trees with wildlife that makes for a peaceful serene atmosphere.
You will get to go on a guided ride to beautiful Lake Sawyer and back again. Each ride takes about 2-3 hours and can be done at your preferred speed.
The horses at Hooves and Boots are very happy; they are well trained and roam pastures regularly. Two gentle and sure-footed horses are available for rent. One is 14.3hh and the other is 16.3hh. Both are safe for beginners and have the strength and ability to carry any size rider.
Jenee Westberg, the owner/operator/guide, is dedicated to the care and happiness of her animals. She has 35 years of riding experience and has been an instructor of horse husbandry for 20 of those years.
Hooves and Boots is also a full service horse boarding ranch with horseback riding lessons, and monthly or daily horse leasing.
View full product details