Four runng free!
A thousand horses and none to ride! -
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,
A thousand horse, the wild, the free,
Like waves that follow o'er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on,...
~Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818

 

 

...the prettiest that we've seen out there!

 

 

several small herds on the move

 

Situated on the open range bordering the Rio Grande River, the vast plains and mesas of the San Luis Valley afford 60,000 acres of natural habitat for wild mustangs to roam. We will trailer out 5-10 miles from the ranch, where your ride will begin. Guided horseback rides are tailored to fit your needs - ride for a few hours or all day.

 

 

 

 

Our riding horses are well-trained, gentle and are accustomed to both experienced and novice riders. You may also choose to bring and ride your own horse (lodging will be provided). We travel in groups of 4-8 in order to resemble the typical mustang band size - this helps make the mustangs less nervous.

 

 

 

 

On an average day, you will see 5-30 bands of 3-8 family members each. Upon seeing humans, these wild horses will always flee. But innate curiosity will cause them to pause, look, and occasionally do "bluff" charges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for tame, gentle mustangs to pet and feed, these horses will not offer you that opportunity. You will be able to view, photograph and observe these spectacular, untamed animals.

 


 

 

 

These bands date back 400 years and are not protected by the Bureau of Land Management, so they are not subjected to rescue operations. These horses still roam on original Spanish land grants dating back to the 1600s…not on BLM land.