See Montana from the Back of a Horse
Dunrovin offers a variety of riding opportunities with our smooth gaited Tennessee Walking Horses – both on the ranch and in the surrounding Lolo National Forest. Weather may influence where we ride, but rarely does it hinder riding. Fog and rain lend mystery and enchantment to the experience as easily as late afternoon sun illuminating bear grass blooms; while a little dusting of late spring or early autumn snow can create an enchanting forest that gives both horse and rider energy and delight.
Our riding opportunities include short corral sessions for groups, riding lessons, ranch rides along the Bitterroot River, part day and full day scheduled rides deep into the mountains, personalized rides for your group only, pony sessions for the kids, and special rides for very special occasions (an anniversary ride to a secret dining spot in the mountains, an engagement ride with a hidden diamond ring, etc.). With superb, athletic and responsive horses, expert instruction and guidance, hundreds of miles of trail to explore, and a creative staff ready to put together just the right ride for you, there simply is no better place for horseback riding than Dunrovin Ranch!
Comfort and Safety – A Must!
All Dunrovin rides start with a short lesson in our riding arena to provide the rider with the information and confidence to really enjoy their time with their equine partner. It also gives us a chance to carefully match the right horse with each rider, adjust the saddle to ensure a comfortable ride, and answer any questions.
Riders are provided with a safety helmet, water bottles, and a “comfort kit” with some essentials that they might need along the trail – sunscreen, energy bar, bug repellent, sanitary hand wash, tissues, and lip balm. These items all fit in the “horn bag,” a bag that drapes over the saddle horn and is easily accessible to the rider throughout the ride. These bags have plenty of extra room for personal items such as cameras and cell phones.
Riders should be sure to wear long pants and shoes with a smooth, sturdy sole and small heel. We do have a selection of cowboy boots that clients can borrow if they lack appropriate footwear. Long sleeve shirts are also advised. Layer clothing is always best when going out in Montana’s back country – thunder storms can come out of nowhere! Dunrovin provides riding rain slickers that cover your entire body.