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Horseback Riding Lessons

The Bar W is a great place to start your horseback riding journey. We know that everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn how to ride a horse, and it is never too late to start. Whether you’re wanting your child to experience the benefits gained by learning to ride a horse, you’re just starting out yourself, or you’re hoping to rekindle a childhood passion, the Bar W has something to offer for every stage of learning.

At the beginning of the lesson you, or your child, will be paired with a horse suitable to your riding ability. Because our lessons are tailored to each rider’s specific goals, you can expect to get the instruction you need. Novice riders just starting out will spend time learning the basics of horse safety, how to groom and saddle a horse, the correct way to mount a horse, proper riding posture and begin learning the skills needed to safely ride a horse.

For those riders starting with a little more experience, your instructor may choose to only briefly review the basics with you to assess where your current riding abilities are and will then tailor the lesson from that starting point. The Bar W offers a variety of lessons to help you learn, or enhance, your horsemanship skills.

Lessons are offered year – round based upon availability. We accept reservations for lessons a maximum of 14 days in advance. During the summer months, availability is limited, and lessons are mostly offered on weekends and select weekdays. Please feel free to call our office at 406.863.9099 to ask about booking a lesson.


60 minutes of instruction
Limit of 4 riders per lesson
$60.00 per rider
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Basics
60 minutes of instruction
Limit of 2 riders per lesson
$35.00 per rider
Roping Basics
30 minutes of instruction
No horseback riding involved
Limit of 4 students per lesson
$75.00 per person
Tiny Tykes Lesson
30 minutes of instruction
For children over 4 years
Limit of 2 riders per lesson
Seasonal – November-April
$45.00 per person
Cowpoke Pony Rides
30-minute hand-led around the ranch
For children over 2 years
$70.00 per child