Back in the Saddle – Montana Horses, Inc. Re-opens with Horseback Riding, Cowboy Golf, and Fox Hunting at the Mantle Ranch
August 5, 2014 – Three Forks, MT – Montana Horses at the Mantle Ranch is pleased to announce that they are back in the saddle again and have re-opened their operation this summer. The horse ranch now offers a variety of horseback riding opportunities and equine services at their location just north of Logan and Three Forks on the Missouri River.
The Mantle Ranch features horses for sale, horses for lease, lessons and training, clinics, fox hunting, travel, photo expeditions, and endless horseback riding. They are home to “The Courses” which include The Ultimate Horse Course Trail Challenge and Extreme Backcountry Trail, The Big Sky Hounds Cross Country Jump Course, and The Lame Burro Country Club which offers the slightly oddball Cowboy Golf Course and is also ATV friendly.
This fall also marks the second season of Big Sky Hounds, the fox hunt located at the Mantle Ranch. With this recent addition, there are year-round riding and recreational opportunities with Montana Horses. Participants can use their own horse or lease one.
Long associated with their Annual Horse Roundup and Drive, during which Kail and Renee Mantle trailed their herd of several hundred head of lease horses through the town of Three Forks each spring, the couple has recently restructured the operation. They have phased out of large scale commercial horse leasing, down-sized the herd, and now specialize in a hands-on mixing of people with horses in Montana. They are excited to offer a wide variety of riding opportunities to accomplish their mission: To bring the enjoyment of horses and horsemanship to people through unique, genuine, and challenging riding opportunities.
“We’ve been mixing people and horses together here for over twenty years,” explains Renee Daniels- Mantle. “Each year it just gets better as we discover new, fun, and empowering ways to bring the joy of horses, Montana, and riding to people. It took us a while to really listen to people and hear what they wanted, but now the excitement level and the enthusiasm for what we’ve developed here is just crazy. We have a real nice community of people that come together from a wide variety of disciplines to simply have fun riding horses or enjoying this country.”
Kail Mantle says, “Here, we ride with a destination. Whether you are looking for an adventure or just to get across the yard without falling off, we offer a little something for just about everyone. Come ride with us.”
Montana Horses has a wide offering of activities, schedule of events, and information about their program on their website www.montanahorses.com, or call the ranch for more information at 406 285-3541.