Austin Lehman Horseback Riding Vacation at Ant's Nest Cape Town Africa
Favorite Horseback Riding Experience
Yes, I guess I do have a story or two to share and of course I do have a favorite. Not a favorite ride or a favorite horse, I would have to say it’s a favorite horseback riding experience, one I enjoy year after year, and enjoy sharing with others even more.
Montana Horseback Riding Vacation at Flying Diamond Ranch
I call it the TRUE Montana horseback riding experience. At my company, Austin-Lehman Adventures, we continually seek out the best of the best regardless of what it is or where it might be found. Horseback riding vacations are no different. A dozen years ago I was doing just that, searching for the “perfect trail ride” for our Montana Big Sky Adventure. Call it luck or call it fate, my search, aided by lots of local tales and testimony brought me to Jack and Martin Davis, owners of the Flying Diamond Ranch, based along the foothills of the stunning Absaroka-Beartooth Range in Montana’s Paradise Valley, just a stone’s throw north of Yellowstone National Park. This is where some of the movie The Horse Whisperer was filmed.
Montana Horseback Riding in Back Country
Brothers Jack and Martin are the real deal. They are 4th generation Montana ranchers. With some coaxing and the right cash incentive they will lead you on a totally “uncanned” horseback riding vacation into the backcountry, but only after the day’s ranch duties are done. Spending a few hours with these two (and their extended families) is as good as it gets. I mean they are classic Old West ranch hands and cowboys. They are a far cry from those part-time buckaroos who you often see leading those nose to tail trail rides in the summer as a way to possibly meet girls and cover their rent, gas and beer expenses. No, these are guys are genuine and you get a sense of that in the first two minutes of chatting with them.