Beginning Horseback Riding Photos

Beginning horseback rider
A fun experience is provided for riders six and older
horseback rider begins ride
This rider is ready for the trails.
helmets for young riders
Helmets are encouraged for our young riders.
horse matched to young rider
A suitable horse is matched to your riding skills
arena horseback riding
Arena instruction develops confidence & riding skills
hawley mountain horseback riders
Beginning riders are welcomed at Hawley Mountain!
Boulder River crossing in Montana
Crossing the river is lots of fun.
young horseback rider at dude ranch
Young cowboy bonding with his horse for the week
age levels of horseback riders
Multi-generational riders enjoy trails together.
Montana horseback rider with horse
Kids and horses bond quickly!
young Montanan with her horse
Children love spending time with their horse.
Wrangler works with horseback rider
Our wranglers watch over the young riders carefully.
horseback riding in Montana wilderness
Mountain meadows provide an easy ride.
horseback riding in dude ranch arena
Children learn riding skills in the arena.
wrangler with young Montana horseback rider
Wranglers take good care of hesitant riders.
Montana horseback rider
Our horses get a lot of special attention.
Montana beginning horseback ride
Here are two young "buckaroos" heading off on their beginning ride.
Dude ranch rider with his horse
Our horses love the attention from their riders, and we think it goes both ways.
Hawley Mountain favorite horse
Skye is a favorite horse of our young riders.
fog on Montana horseback ride
A little Montana fog won't stop these riders.
dude ranch rider on favorite horse
A good selection of horses for the kids to ride.
horseback rider gets instruction
Some last minute instructions before beginning the ride.
Montana young cowboy on horse
Sometimes our young ones need a little boost!
child rider at Hawley Mountain Ranch
Special times when a young cowgirl can resemble the wrangler! Pink boots day....


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There are a wide variety of ranches to choose from. 
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