A child must be 8 years of age on the day of the ride, and a child MAY NOT ride double with an adult.
250 lbs. Please be honest about your height and weight for the sake of our horses.
Full and half day rides typically take place in the northwest corner of te park, near Mammoth Hot Springs. Specifc trails are assigned the morning of the ride by the National Park Service.
Our rides meet at 9:00 am in Mammoth Hot Springs, so you should have time to make it to the trailhead from just about anywhere in the park. The closest options are in Gardiner, MT and Mammoth Hot Springs. We suggest consulting our Recommendation Page before choosing your lodging and planning your Yellowstone vacation.
We take beginners all the time. Our horses and trails are well suited for anyone. All we ask is that you are excited about the ride!
Probably not. It is pretty laid back. We get down off the horses and stretch a number of times, and we take a long lunch and have time to walk around. The full day ride is best suited for active folks and those with good knees and hips!
Please check our Yellowstone Weather page.
Our rides are walking tours about seeing Yellowstone; the horse is simply your vehicle. The last place that one wants to be running a horse is grizzly country. Furthermore, Yellowstone is home to many burrowing varmints, which leave deep holes that horses step in and break legs. You will not find extreme horseback riding in Yellowstone--the law simply does not allow for it. If you are looking for extreme horseback riding, we suggest www.ridingtours.com, www.bitterrootranch.com or www.ridingworld.com
On YWO rides, all guests ride our horses. Introducing a new horse to a herd is very dangerous because pecking order has to be reestablished. If you are planning to haul your horses to Yellowstone, we can give you suggestions on which trails to ride, but you may not bring them on a ride with us.
Each of our horses has a personal saddle that was selected for them based on fit. We use quality tack and your horse and saddle is chosen based on your personal height and weight. Therefore, we cannot allow personal tack on our horses.
We own all of our animals. Each one of our animals is like a member of our family, and we have one that is right for you.
Please see our list of Items to Bring on a Day Ride.
Please see our list of Items to Bring on a Pack Trip.
Please see our menus.
Our rides are typically capped at 9.