MEDICINE LAKE OUTFITTERS offers guided horseback riding on two hundred acres along the Gallatin River just minutes from Bozeman. Our bridle trails pass through a Cottonwood Forest that is wildlife rich.
The ride is paced at a leisurely walk. The trails cross the river onto large islands in several places. There are beautiful vistas of the Bridger Range, Hyalites and Spanish Peaks.
Bald Eagles, Hawks, Sandhill Cranes, and a variety of water fowl and song birds live here in prolific numbers. Whitetail Deer, Moose, Coyote, Fox and River Otter are often seen.
Generally our party size is from four to six riders. If you have at least four in your group we will be happy to book the ride for your party exclusively. The ride is one and a half to two hours long. We offer instruction in horseback riding for those who need it. We do our best to match horse to rider according to the rider’s skill level.
You will want to bring a jacket. We will provide saddle bags and a slicker if it looks like rain. If you have rain gear you like please feel free to bring your own. We would prefer you brought western riding boots, but we have hooded stirrups so they are not a requirement. Do wear your heavier shoes or boots to protect your feet. Wear long pants. Shorts and sandals are not a good idea.
Due to the inherent dangers associated with horseback riding we generally limit the age of our riders to no less than twelve years of age.
As horses are physically limited in how much weight they can safely carry we have a rider weight limit of 240 pounds.
For wildfire liability reasons and in consideration of our other guests we are strictly non-smoking.
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Cost: $70. per rider.
Phone: (406) 388-4938 (Please read the ‘Booking Conditions’ page before calling)