Rider and horse playing in an arena
Natural Horsemanship

Natural Horsemanship riding holidays

Natural horsemanship is a broad term used to describe the philosophy of training horses in harmony with their natural instincts and behaviours. It is based on the idea that horses learn best from pressure and release rather than through fear or unnatural processes. A riding holiday where you can learn natural horsemanship techniques is perfect if you want to create a deeper connection with horses and understand their psychology. We have a variety of horseback holidays that offer the opportunity to learn about these techniques, both on foot or in the saddle, with courses open to everyone.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Rocking Z Ranch
    July 2019 Joanne Pamela aged 56
    Everyone at the ranch was very welcoming and helpful. The horses were well-matched to riders and there was scope to do lots of different riding activities. Rooms and food were great too. Darlin was a good match for me - I enjoyed all the activities - especially the cattle drives and the horsemanship games.
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    May 2018 Michael John aged 55
    This has been a fantastic experience and one that I can only recommend. I will definitely be booking with you guys again.. Many thanks to all the team who have been so supportive and helpful. I had three, Axle, Tony and Hazel... Hazel looked after me very well.. They were all wonderful
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    October 2017 Jane aged 65
    I can highly recommend Rocking Z - excellent horses that are well kept, as a natural herd, and well trained ( Parelli method), good teachers, stunning landscapes to explore, and a very warm welcome with many personal touches from the Wirth family. Joker, a part mustang, part quarter horse mare, was chosen for me. I... Read all
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    May 2017 Federica aged 28
    Great ranch, super lovely and friendly family that run it. Wonderful horses and incredible scenery, I had the best time! Joker was fabulous, such a well behaved, friendly horse. Roper and Two Sox were also really fun to ride and enjoyed changing horse for a few trails.
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  • Experiencing the natural horsemanship
    Improve your natural horsemanship skills in the USA
  • Silver spur ranch stay horse drive  in Idaho USA
    Ride beautiful horses on this ranch holiday in the USA
  • Parelli natural horsemanship guest ranch in Montana
    The perfect environment for a family holiday
  • Natural horsemanship guest ranch in Montana
    Learn new natural horsemanship skills in Montana
  • Horsemanship guest ranch
    Jumping bareback and bridleless in the fields