2024 Off-season Rates
for half-day up to three-day events
Up to 5 nights stay
3 full days of horsemanship
Flex dates may include weekends or weekdays
The BEST learning opportunity ever for anyone, vet and pre-vet students included,
for an intensive hands-on experience with large animals!
Special rates apply for families of 4 or more, and for multiple-day events.
Great idea for the holidays! Gift certificates available. Ask for details.
Your horsemanship will focus on important groundwork basics: approaching, catching, haltering, leading, establishing personal space, trust, & confidence with your horse, helping your horse accept you as their leader, showing you how to assume the leadership role.
You'll learn: safe practices around horses, as well as grooming, saddling, bridling, and some ways to assess a horse that is new to you.
Training: When you are around horses, you are either training or untraining. You'll learn the basics of training, become more aware of how you are interacting with your horse, and learn to observe more closely and interpret how your horse is responding to you.
Horseback riding: Half-day and all-day events do NOT include a horseback activity. Multiple-day events include a horseback activity. Multiple-day events do NOT have to be on consecutive days; activities build on previous days and the multiple-day discount applies.
The horses: you'll meet horses that range from foals to 2- to 5-year olds with which we'll get hands-on, as well as seasoned trail horses who assist us in training the youngsters and take us on rides.
The price per person includes adorable rustic cabin accommodations, horsemanship (and veterinary activities for pre-vet students), meals, and 24/7 access to the Lodge with showers, laundry, kitchen, dining facilities, and a log-furnished Great Room to warm up by a wood stove on cool fall or winter days. Airport pick-up and drop-off at the beginning and end of your stay are included, if needed. Food for hearty home-cooked meals is provided by HorseWorks Wyoming/WEC. Everyone is welcome to pitch in to prepare meals that satisfy people's dietary preferences.
Considering horse ownership? You may also schedule an event to explore the ins and outs of horse ownership, horse care, and even determine if we have a horse long-term partner that matches your riding ability and goals.
When to come?
Late May-June are considered late springtime and early summer, a great time to experience the hands-on and training opportunities of a working horse ranch. Weather may be warm and dry one day and snowy the next. Sun or snow, we work with the horses, then hit the hot springs for a soak or sip hot chocolate by the wood stove! It's fantastic!
Yellowstone National Park
may be entered in the spring through the north entrance, and in summer through the east and northeast entrances, as well. Snow provides a unique opportunity to see a variety of wildlife that travels over the trails blazed through the snow by the bison.
Summer means longer days, warmer weather, and many off-ranch activities in the area that start June 1, including the Cody Nite Rodeo. Weather permitting, we also pack into cowcamp to stay overnight, and enjoy campfire cooking, and storytelling before falling sleep in our teepees, or out under a canopy of stars.
In September, there is a hint of fall in the air with the changing colors of mountain trees, as well as the opportunity to pack into cowcamp. Some summer activities, like the Cody Nite Rodeo, end Aug 31.
Exponentially expand your horse experience whenever your come!
Budget for Off-Ranch Activities (not included in pricing)
To round out your ranch experience, budget time and funds to thoroughly enjoy the off-ranch opportunities Wyoming has to offer! We recommend $400-$500 pocket money for off-ranch activities, depending on your length of stay.
We'll help you plan a trip to Yellowstone which, if costs are shared among participants is approx $150-$200 for a rental car, fuel, and room or camping.
We'll make one trip to Cody for guests to pick up a rental car for off-ranch activities.
Soak in the hot springs in Thermopolis, and in the summer, go white water rafting, float the local rivers, and take a trip to Cody for the famous Cody Nite Rodeo and dinner.
Airport Transfer Included
Airport transfer, provided by local shuttle from Cody, WY to the ranch are included on the start date (Sunday) and end dates of your stay (Friday or Saturday, your choice), is included in the price. Transportation between Cody and the ranch for arrivals or departures on other days incurs a fee per person. Participants are responsible for their own transportation for off-ranch activities.
Reservations, Payment Options, Refunds and Insurance
Reservations are held only after receipt of your $500 non-refundable deposit.
Preferred payment methods are wise.com, bank-to-bank wire transfer, or personal check (US residents).
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your dates. Payment of the balance is due at least 60 days prior to your arrival unless a payment plan is agreed in advance. Payments are non-refundable.
All payments are non-refundable but may be transferable to another party or another session at HorseWorks' discretion 60 days prior to the start of your trip.
This includes no refunds for trips canceled for reasons beyond our control. No refunds, transfers, or substitutions once the trip has started.
Travel insurance is the responsibility of and at the discretion of the participant. Travel insurance that covers all the costs of your trip is strongly recommended in case your trip is canceled for any reason.
By booking a trip, participants are acknowledging that they have health insurance that is valid in Wyoming that covers extensive riding and ranch activities. Participants must provide the office with proof of insurance upon request.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE. State of Wyoming Equine Activity Statute. WARNING: Wyo Stat. s 1-1-123 (1994) s 1-1-123. Assumption of Risk. Any person who takes part in any sport or recreational opportunity assumes the inherent risk of injury and all legal responsibility for damage, injury or death to himself or other persons or property that results from the inherent risks in that sport or recreational opportunity.
Visit our Refund Reservation & Insurance Policies page for more information.
Western Equine Center at HorseWorks offers Training & Horse Sales
Joining a HorseWorks WEC session for a Full Horsemanship Experience, Internship, or as an Observer is the perfect way to not only exponentially expand your horse experience but also to get to know intimately a variety of horses. Limited to four participants per category, HW-WEC is personalized, and one-on-one. If you are looking for the ultimate souvenir to take home, apply to HW-WEC today and get to know the horses!