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The Experience

At the Lodge at Blue Sky we practice a specific style of natural horsemanship that focuses on communicating and working with each horse and their unique personalities. We are excited to offer equine experiences that provide an opportunity to learn more about our horsemanship practices and how we care for, train, and ride our horses. Our trail rides are among our most sought after experiences at Blue Sky and we strongly encourage guests to book their rides well in advance. In addition to trail rides we also offer unique horsemanship lessons and equine wellness experiences which can be discovered in the following pages.

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"Set on a 3,500-acre private working ranch, horses are a part of the resort’s DNA. In addition to trail rides and private riding lessons in the indoor riding arena, guests have the opportunity to learn about and experience various Equine Adventures. The Lodge at Blue Sky is home to Saving Gracie Equine Healing Foundation, which has become a forever home for 45 horses. Veterinarian Amanda Petty and the ranch team have created a program that provides neglected farm animals with the very best medical care. During the time spent at Gracie’s Farm, guests work one-on-one with a single horse, participating in and learning about the specific horse’s needs. The result is an incredibly rewarding and genuine connection."

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Equine Program

Rescue Horse Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation is a core belief of The Saving Gracie Equine Healing Foundation. Every horse, no matter their physical or emotional limitations, has a unique rehabilitation program catered to their individual needs.

  • During your time at Gracie’s Farm, you will participate in and learn about these exercises with our rescued and retired horses. From grooming techniques to methods of increasing circulation and range of motion, you will find a connection with our animals through their unique wellness program.

  • 100% of donation goes directly to Saving Gracie’s.

  • 3 guests max | Age 16+

  • $250 donation per guest | 1.5 hours


Connect with the horses at Blue Sky through guided breathwork and exercises that facilitate a deep connection to these sacred and majestic animals. Giuliana has a Masters in Teaching from the University of Utah and has facilitated equine healing retreats all over the western US and Italy. Giuliana believes that in this life’s journey the wisdom of the horse can provide clarity and guidance
  • 1.5 Hours | Groups available on request

  • Children ages 8 and older

  • $275 per guest

White Tail Trail Ride

  • Discover the beauty of Blue Sky on this walking ride across varied terrain in the foothills of our beautiful mountains.
  • This is an ideal trail for riders of all levels, and younger guests ages 12 and older
  • 2 hours | May–November | 6 guests max
  • $500 per guest

Ranch Riding

  • Practice the art of cowboying with one of our trained cowhands. Learn about and practice the western ranch riding techniques of riding, roping, and cutting in our state of the art Riding Arena. This is a very hands on, fun, and authentic equine experience not to be missed.
  • 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Children ages 8 and older
  • $325 per guest

Mountains and Meadows

  • Saddle up for a true equestrian journey through the mountains, meadows, valleys & creeks at Blue Sky.
  • 3 hours | May-November | Experienced Riders Only | 6 guests max
  • Children ages 8 and older
  • $650 per guest

Meet the Vet

  • The Lodge at Blue Sky is the only guest ranch in North America with their own onsite vet. Learn about our special horses, their basic anatomy, and participate in helping to give them simple treatments. Experience the day-to-day life of our Blue Sky Ranch Herd Veterinarian.
  • 1 Hour | 4 Guests Max | Children ages 8 and older
  • Monday-Thursday only
  • $250 per guest


Connect to your breath and with the breath of your horse to achieve a deep level of meditation, relaxation and connection.

  • 1 hour
  • $275 per guest

Wellness & Love: Animals of Gracie's Farm

  • Spend your morning exploring the animal care techniques we employ at Gracie’s Farm. At Gracie’s, there isn’t one animal that doesn’t have a special story or personality. During this experience you will get up close and personal with our chickens and horses and assist our rescue staff with their daily enrichment and care. 100% of donation goes directly to Saving Gracie’s.
  • 6 Guests Max | Children ages 8 and older
  • $225 donation per guest | 1.5 hours

Natural Horsemanship

  • Experience an introduction to the philosophy and practice of natural horsemanship as you explore the essence of the human/horse relationship through non-verbal communication, action and perception. Guests will work through what we call “groundwork” which will build a foundation of communication and then practice newly found skills in the saddle
  • 1.5 hours | One hour of groundwork and 30 minutes in the saddle
  • Children ages 8 and older
  • $275 per guest

Private Riding Experience

  • Spend an hour in the indoor riding arena with one of our equine instructors. Lessons are highly customizable based on a guest’s comfort and experience. We offer both English and Western disciplines. Lessons are focused on a Natural Horsemanship approach to riding and can include pole work, cavaletti work, dressage, and equitation.
  • $200 per guest | 1 Hour
  • Children ages 6 and older | A parent or guardian must be present for kids under 12

The Cowboy Way

  • Learn the basics of natural horsemanship and cattle moving in the tradition of Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman. Spend time helping our wranglers ride out and do the real work of the ranch, checking fence, moving cows, and enjoying the scenic trails of Blue Sky
  • 2 hours | June – Sept | Experienced Riders Only | 4 guests max
  • Children ages 8 and older

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