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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
    September 2023 Hilary Christine aged 67
    Sunday to Saturday at Rocking Z Guest Ranch What a wonderful week. We Rode out everyday on well trained horses Learned to ride on steep terrain Learned how to put on Western Tack Learnt the basics of Barrel Racing Working Cattle and Archery Had a go at Heavy Horse Driving Had really comfortable cosy accommodation... Read all
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    September 2023 Gillian aged 58
    This was a bucket list riding trip for me and it definitely lived up to expectations. The Wirth family and ‘framily’ looked after us all very well, the same with their horses. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The food was great - plenty of it and tasty too. The accommodation was clean and comfy. The riding... Read all
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    October 2020 Kimberly
    This was my very first domestic stationary trip and it was great! Patty, Zach, Anna and Maria quickly made me feel right at home right down to hanging around in the kitchen and talking recipes. The accommodation were clean and comfortable and Patty's cooking was satisfying and delicious. They are great at... Read all
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  • 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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  • 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