HorseWorks-Western Equine Center

2023 Sessions



HorseWorks Wyoming's
Western Equine Center

HorseWorks Wyoming's Western Equine Center (WEC) introduces enthusiasts, whether more experienced equestrians, or those entering equine-related professions who want in-depth, hands-on experience, to the world of Western horsemanship and training.  We offer three options: Full Horsemanship Experience, Internship, and Observer.  Buying your first horse?  Attend as a session to learn more about the in's and out's of horse ownership before taking the plunge.

As the great horseman, Pat Wyse, says, "When you're horseback, you're either training or untraining."

This applies any time you are around your horse, whether you're on the ground, or in the saddle!  So, the more exposure you have to more horses of different ages, dispositions, backgrounds, breeds, and experience levels, the more you will be training instead of untraining.  More importantly, the more aware you'll be of when you are training and untraining.  And, the safer you and your horse will be.  Given the broad range of colts and horses with which we'll be working, this exposure is the HorseWorks-Western Equine Center difference!

Full Horseman Experience, Internship/Externship, or Observer

Join HW-WEC sessions for the Full Horsemanship Experience, as an Intern, or an Observer as we train our ranch-raised colts and ride the range!  The late-spring, summer, and fall small-group, intensive, weekly sessions emphasize hands-on techniques with a variety of horses from weanlings to two-to-five year olds of various personalities and in various stages of training.  The Full Horsemanship Experience includes half-day and all-day rides as well as immersion in horsemanship training appropriate to your experience level, both on the ground and horseback, such as round pen work, ground driving, packing, and ponying colts on trail rides.

A Typical Week

With three booking options, there's something for everyone at HorseWorks' Western Equine Center.  Which intensity of riding and training is right to meet your goals?  Let us know your goals, thoughts, concerns, and goals by returning the Application today!

Regardless of your initial reasons for coming, whether traveling solo or with others, whether a Participant, Spectator, or Observer, get acquainted with the West, the horses, the ranch, the people, and the opportunities that horses can open up for you!

Natural Horsemanship

We'll show you the natural horsemanship training skills we use with our horses and foals that make them outstanding trail & ranch horses!

Safety & Confidence

Safety is our priority.  Confidence building of horse and Participant is our objective.  Teaching participants and training our ranch-raised horses is our focus.


Pre-Vet, Vet-Tech, & Other Pre-Professional Students
Email for information on externship and experiential learning programs!

Overseas Travelers

Coming from overseas?  See info under Reservations - How to Book.

Other programs & facilities in our area

Looking for a HorseWorks-type guest ranch vacation sure to fulfill your hopes and dreams? Contact Aly at Centaur Trails for info on their ranch offering down the road from HorseWorks in beautiful Meeteetse, WY!  Or message Aly on Facebook.

In contrast to the intensive riding and training focus of HorseWorks' Western Equine Center, Aly's Wyoming experience offers more trail riding for anyone with a passion for horses, love of nature and sense of adventure looking for a vacation guest ranch!

Rental cabins
Stay with us at HorseWorks Wyoming if you are sightseeing in the area or passing through to Yellowstone!

WEC horses for sale in 2023
Looking for your horse partner? Showings in 2023 are by appointment only.

Horse Boarding
Crippled Spider RV Park & Campground
(307) 921-9063. Speak with Wyatt or Reed.

What Others Are Saying

"Your offer was absolutely amazing, the best all around the area (and I googled a lot of places!)."

See what others from around the world say on our Testimonials and Facebook pages.

… very nostalgic already for our unique experience in your ranch [more] “”

Maarit Hirvonen, Finland and Burkina Faso, Guest 2014

… it’s just you and the horse under you, that’s real. [more] “”

Christa Johnson, 2016, 2018

… not only a great vacation but a life changing experience [more] “”

Rachel Fitzgerald, guest 2016 & 2017

Wrangling the horses was amazing … [more] “”

Jasmin Jones, UK, Guest 2014

… absolutely, unequivocally the best, most amazing horse-related experience, of my entire life [more] “”

Harmony, Guest Spring 2016

… been back there every year since then and class it as my home away from home [more] “”

Jess, UK, guest 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

… not only became a better rider, but also a better farmer and gained skills … [more] “”

Ashton Light, 2016 guest, Agriculture Business Finance and Management Major

Seeing how smart animals are and how close you can become with all these animals [more] “”

Grace Walker, Guest 2016

… really taught me how to interact with different people [more] “”

Ben Ouyang, Guest and Practicing Veterinarian

[MaeCile] has given me the confidence that whatever I put my mind to, I can achieve [more] “”

Hannah Hoffman, April to November 2015

Learning how to train a horse is my big takeaway [more] “”

Ali Hutchinson, 2016 guest

… we had amazing experiences and memories to treasure forever [more] “”

Judy Kay, UK, guest 2009, 2014

… feel as though you are the star of your own personal western movie blockbuster [more] “”

Bea, UK, Guest 2014, 2016

The happiness and adrenaline that ride gave me will last me a lifetime! [more] “”

Emelie Karlsson, guest, 2014, 2015, 2016

Contact Us to learn more about
the Western Equine Center at HorseWorks Wyoming.