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Natural Horsemanship

Natural Horsemanship is a way of life, a philosophy of working and understanding horses based on the horse's natural abilities and human/horse interactions and communication. It is about understanding that horses (and people for that matter) do not learn through fear and pain, rather from kind thoughtful and “natural” communication and interactions.

Natural Horsemanship has become very popular over the past thirty five years and to a large extent is credited to such pioneers as Tom Dorrance and his disciples as Ray Hunt. Today there are numerous clinicians/teachers (as they are called) that share this incredible philosophy.

Please check with each ranch about the level of their programs and how guest participate.

"I will tell you personally as a disciple of Ray Hunt ( I met Ray in 1982 in Montana and had the rare privilege of working with him) that natural Horsemanship is as much about horses as it is about profound and so enlightening that I recommend it to everyone who wanted to learn this remarkable way of life and way of being."

Gene Kilgore


McGinnis Meadows

This is a true horse and cattle ranch, and they incorporate guests into their way of life with the added feature of a high-end ambience

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Mar-Nov
  • 20
  • 70 miles

Bitterroot Ranch

Serious riding and horsemanship program, offering Centered Riding, TTEAM and Natural Horsemanship clinics

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Sep
  • 30
  • 81 miles

The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch  

The staff at The Hideout will make your stay memorable; they are detail-oriented, down-to-earth and service-driven

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Nov
  • 25
  • 65 miles