Photo of a person at a Wyoming horse ranch taking a horseback ride in the mountains

Horseback riding is one of the most popular pastimes at our Wyoming dude ranches. Our member and dude ranches offer many locales and ride types, including cattle drives, horse clinics, family-friendly rides, and overnight pack trips. Endless equestrian adventures await at a Wyoming horse ranch with Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association. Whether you are looking to get on a horse for the first time or are an advanced rider looking to learn new techniques, our ranches will take you on an equine adventure of a lifetime!

Dude Ranch Horsemanship Clinics

Many of our member ranches offer horsemanship clinics and special programs for guests. These clinics focus on one-on-one horsemanship instruction and educational demonstrations. Beginner clinics are designed to teach guests how to understand, control, and connect with their horses. In contrast, advanced clinics teach techniques and training methods beyond the fundamentals.

Wyoming Working Cattle Ranches

We recommend vacationing at a working cattle ranch if you are looking for an authentic ranching experience. Experience the traditional day-to-day ranch life and assist ranchers in moving cattle to different pastures. Working cattle ranches are open to smaller groups to ensure an individually tailored experience. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and participate in the heritage of the west.

Traditional Dude Ranch Trail Rides

The most traditional Wyoming horse ranch vacations offer standard trail rides. These trail rides are usually family-friendly and take you on easy trails close to the ranch. Traditional Wyoming ranches are for those who want modern amenities with their dude ranch experience.

Overnight Pack Trips into Wyoming Backcountry

Overnight pack trips allow you to explore undisturbed Wyoming backcountry trails that are usually inaccessible. Whether you want to spend a few nights or a week in the wilderness, your ranch guide will provide you with everything you need. In addition to horseback riding, you can access remote hiking and fishing spots. End every night around a roaring campfire exchanging stories from the day. These pack trips are a one-of-a-kind experience for advanced riders looking to make the most of their horse ranch experience.

Which Wyoming Horse Ranch is Right for You?

Your Wyoming horse ranch vacation is highly customizable based on your personal interests. Set out on a multi-day adventure, drive cattle like a true Wyoming rancher, or enjoy family-friendly rides with the kids. However you want to set out on your horseback adventure, 

our member ranches with Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association have you covered. Browse everything our Wyoming dude ranches have to offer!