Lone Mountain Ranch horses ready for a horse riding holiday in Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky Dude Ranch
After lunch I swap out waders and dry flies for jeans and cowboy boots. I am much more comfortable surrounded by horses, their tails swishing at flies that buzz in the air. I am ready to begin my Montana horseback riding vacation.
Lone Mountain Ranch wranglers
Wrangler Alexis Moeder oversees the horseback riding program at Lone Mountain Ranch. With 90 horses on this Montana dude ranch, there is a horse for every type of rider.
Alexis, an English rider from Belgium, has adapted easily to the Western style of riding at Lone Mountain Ranch. The horses, ranging from Arabians, to draft cross breeds and Quarter Horses, are well trained, yet respond to each rider’s ability.
My horse, Betty, patiently waits next to the mounting block. After my total hip replacement, I am thankful for the mounting block and the fact that I am able to enjoy horseback riding again. The fact that our group of advanced equestrians is able to trot and lope through a field of wild flowers is icing on top of the cake!