Horseback Riding

From our herd of 60 horses you will be assigned your own horse  for the duration of your stay. Our head wrangler will match the horse and rider according to ability, physical requirements and horse temperament. Goosewing wranglers are experienced horsemen & women and will instruct you in our arena and on the trail on how to ride well for a memorable Jackson Hole horseback riding experience. All wranglers are First Aid and CPR certified and have taken the DRA horse safety course.  If all you want to do is walk and enjoy the scenery, we have the perfect trail; if you want to trot and lope, we have rides appropriate for this as well.  We also have cattle work (team penning) available for those who would like to try and are advanced enough to control their mounts.  Rides go out Monday – Saturday to different areas of the National Forest and Wilderness.  We offer 2, 4, and 6 hour long trail rides.  There is no riding on your check-out day.  Riding on your check in day consists of being fitted to your horse and saddle and riding in the arena or taking you loping test (this is only available for arrivals between 4:00 and 5:00 PM).

  • Each ride is limited to 6 or 7 horses per wrangler
  • Riding lessons available in the arena or on the trail
  • Trail rides fit to your riding ability, beginner to advanced
  • Loping rides and lessons available after rider passes riding test
  • Cattle work available
  • Bareback riding available
  • Horse swimming available

Pack trips are available for all 5 and 9 night stays. The 5 night pack trip package begins with a full day of riding to your camp, high in the mountains.  Spending the night in canvas tepees or wall tents, and another full day of riding to Goosewing Ranch.  After arriving at the ranch you will spend the next 4 nights relaxing and enjoying all the resort ranch activities and horseback riding. We will provide sleeping bags, and all the camping gear. The only things you need to bring are a few layers of clothing, water bottles, extra warm clothing, stocking caps, gloves and a sense of adventure.  Pack trips are recommend for ages 10 – 60, and participants must be in good physical health and able to withstand full days of riding and activity.  Pack trips are not available in any other packages.

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