Jackson Hole is one of the hotspots for vacationing, especially for horse lovers. From the Grand Teton National Park to the rolling landscapes, the area is filled with trails to be explored. Horseback riding is one of the most popular activities, and dude ranches welcome riders of all skill levels and ages. Learn more about horseback riding at Goosewing Ranch and how a dude ranch vacation gives opportunities for daily trail rides, lessons, penning, and packouts.
During your stay at the Goosewing Ranch, there is plenty of time for both relaxation and adventure. Once the car is parked, the vacation begins. You can spend time kicking back at the pool. Enjoying a quiet cup of coffee on your porch taking in the stunning surroundings of the Gros Ventre River Valley. Or gazing into a warm campfire in the evening. When it is time for fun, there is an impressive list of activities to engage both children and adults. At the heart of the ranch’s activities is their horseback riding program.
Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole
Included in your stay at the Goosewing Ranch is the opportunity to be fitted and paired to your very own horse for your entire stay. This gives guests time to get to know their horses and develop a camaraderie. Horse’s personalities are as unique as humans, and the accomplished head wrangler at the ranch carefully selects one of their 65 horses. Horses are matched to fit each person’s riding abilities and personality, providing the foundation for an exceptional experience.
The extensive program features leisurely strolls as well as faster paced rides with trotting and loping, technical rides, and simple walks to the fishing hole. There are 2, 4, and 6 hour scenic trail rides on different types of trails through the Jackson Hole area. Also consider a peaceful sunrise breakfast ride.
The exclusive area available for riding includes 55 deeded acres and another 300,000 permitted acres. For those ready for it, there are bareback riding opportunities, and even a ride where you get to swim down a smooth section of the Gros Ventre River on your horse.
Lessons are always available for anyone who wants to improve their riding skills and abilities. Regardless of what types of horseback riding activities you participate in, one thing is sure; at the end of your stay, you will take away the wonderful memories of an incredible experience.
Guest Reviews of the Horseback Riding at Goosewing Ranch
Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some guest reviews of the horseback riding:
“We just came back from an incredible vacation at Goosewing Ranch. The views are spectacular in every direction. The horseback riding was fun for every level of rider – even very experienced, which is not always the case. The food was top notch. The staff and wranglers feel like family now. I highly recommend this place. Just a little tip for the out of practice rider….padded bike shorts inside your wranglers might be a good idea.”
“We loved the horseback riding and the ATV’s. Tori and Ben (wranglers) have a lot of knowledge about the area. My kids absolutely adore Wrangler Carter and the kids’ horseback riding.”
“Breathtaking setting, great accommodations and fabulous staff…The wranglers, ranch crew and all the staff are the Best in the West as the saying goes. A once in a lifetime experience I hope to repeat.”
We are blessed to have exceptional wranglers and staff and are so happy that guests see their quality. Thanks to all our guests for the feedback!