Horseback Riding

Saddle Up

Southwest Alberta is horse country. Community rodeo is the social event of the year in many communities. Wranglers herd cattle from the rangelands in late autumn. Here, hand-tooled leather is still stiched with century-old machinery for working cowboys who are happy to wait more than a year to pay $5,000 for a unique saddle.

Alberta SouthWest Horsback Riding


The short, muscular quarterhorse is the breed of choice for its exceptional professionalism and sweet temper.

Riding opportunities abound, from day rides through flowered foothills to long days in the saddle at the several working ranchs that welcome vacationing visitors to bunk down for days at a time.

Day Rides and Overnight Outfitters


Name & Location Contact Information
Alpine Stables, Waterton Lakes National Park Ph (403.308.3263)
Centre Peak High Country Adventures, Lundbreck Ph (403.628.2178)
Diamond Hitch Outfitting, Pincher Creek Ph (403.627.2949)
Dames on the Range, Nanton Ph  (403.646.0151)
Misty Mountain Adventures, Pincher Creek Ph (403.627.1806)
Mountain Meadow Trail Rides, Mountain View Ph (403.653.2413)
Painted Trak Farms, Glenwood Ph (403.626.3738)

Working Vacation Ranches

Name & Location Contact Information
Badger Valley Ranch, Cardston Ph (403.653.8000)
Bent Creek Western Vacations, Fort Macleod Ph (403.553.3974)
Brown Creek Ranch, Cardston Ph  (403.625.4032)
Circle 6 Ranch Getaway, Claresholm Ph (403.625.2157)
Lucasia Ranch Vacations, Claresholm Ph (403.625.2295)
Rangeview Ranch Vacations, Cardston Ph (403.653.2292)
Sierra West Cabins and Ranch Vacations, Lundbreck Ph (403.628.2431)
Skyline Ranching & Outfitting, Claresholm Ph (403.625.2398)
Willow Lane Ranch Vacations, Granum Ph (403.687.2284)