Horse Whispering at Paws Up Ranch

There are luxury dude ranch vacations and there are luxury dude ranch vacations with fascinating and thrilling equestrian experiences—like horse whispering at Paws Up. Step into the ring with one of Paws Up’s amazing ranch horses or an adopted wild mustang and you’ll find yourself measuring the animal’s every movement as you approach it with quiet confidence.


Our Horse Whispering 101 and 201 workshops provide you with soul-stirring experiences that reward you with an understanding of yourself, as well as Mother Nature. 

Horse Whispering 101: Learning to Lead from Behind

Actions speak louder than words—something that will become immediately apparent once you step into the ring with one of our ranch horses, along with a wrangler. This introductory session is designed to build mutual trust and respect between horse and human. Raise your hand too quickly or step forward too soon, and the horse will react, or possibly even withdraw. You’ll become more aware of and more familiar with your own body language, allowing you the opportunity to learn how to adjust your demeanor to better interact with the horse. And as you become more familiar with the horse, you’ll find that the rhythm between you is deeply satisfying. 

Horse Whispering 201: Beyond the Ride

This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list-worthy equine experience that will take the mysticism out of the often-used “horse whispering.” You’ll never forget the rush of approaching a wild mustang, whose eyes are trained on your every move. During the next two hours, along with a wrangler, you’ll learn how to be a confident leader, establishing a relationship that is both life-affirming and life-changing. You’ll likely never look at the way you interact with animals (and other humans) in the same way again.  
Horse Whispering
Horse Whispering 101
(summer only)
$200 per person
Ages 12 and up
1.5 hours
Horse Whispering 201
(summer only)
$320 per person
Ages 12 and up
1.5 hours 
The Blackfoot River.

As summer fades, the nights are harder to come by.

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We are fully committed for August, however we may have some very limited availability. Please call us at 877-580-6343

To our guests—past, present and future: thank you for inspiring us with your quest for adventure. And to our staff, we’re grateful to each of you for helping to create unforgettable lifelong memories for those who visit.