Horseback Riding

Our riding program is focused around you, the guest. What this means is that our guests can ride as much or as little as they would like during their week at the Lodge. Our riding program offers a variety of riding options daily, for all ability levels, and various ride lengths and ages so that guests can pick and choose what riding experience they would like from day to day. Enjoy our 2,000 acre private ranch on horseback exploring mountain wilderness, spectacular lake views, our private elk preserve, and some of Montana’s most beautiful landscape.

Flathead Lake Lodge Horseback Riding

Barn Staff

Carson Averill

Carson Averill

Barn Manager
3 Years


Private Lessons

Our wranglers offer guests private riding lessons so that everyone feels comfortable out on the trails. For the experienced equestrians our wranglers will take out smaller groups, ride faster, and cover some serious distance while venturing into some of the most untouched wilderness in the country.

Specialty Rides

Every day brings a new experience and fun for the whole family! In addition to our daily trail rides, our guests enjoy early morning breakfast rides on horseback to our wooded breakfast camp. Hungry riders can smell the bacon cooking long before they arrive and enjoy a fresh cooked hot breakfast around a roaring campfire. In addition, guests enjoy riding through the Lodge’s private 500 acre Rocky Mountain Elk Preserve, Kids Rodeo on Saturday afternoon, the Steak Fry mountain cookout on horseback, and our very own Team Penning competition.


Children bring a lot of positive energy to the barn and are encouraged to spend as much time with the horses as they’d like. The Junior Wrangler Program is a great opportunity for children to work alongside their favorite wranglers learning the basics of horse care and handling. On daily trial rides children learn the essentials of horsemanship and basic rodeo techniques with their wranglers. At the end of the week, the Kids Rodeo is their chance to participate in a fun family rodeo with their friends, family, and favorite horses from the week.