Livingston Tours
Pony Lead a Fun Experience for Young Children

Pony Lead a Fun Experience for Young Children

By Erik's Montana Adventures
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-16
Duration: 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Pony
  • Staff member to guide
What's not included
  • Transportation to and from property

  • The Lodge at Erik's Ranch, 273 Trail Creek Rd, Livingston, MT 59047, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 39744P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 39744P11

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    • Erik's Montana Adventures
      Livingston, Montana
      Joined in February 2017
    • Daniele1226
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice Ride, would appreciate more Guide input.
      My husband and I decided to book this horseback riding experience based on previous reviews and the availability that worked with our week visit to the Bozeman area. We are experienced riders, but not professionals or regular riders in any way. To start our trip off, we received emailed directions to the ranch that seemed pretty easy to follow. I would suggest that they provide approximate mileage while on 89 heading towards Trail Creek Road as you're just driving blind waiting for the turnoff that mentions the green sanitation containers and to turn there. For those reading this, it's probably 10-15 miles before you reach that point. After a few turns, you will find yourself on a dirt/rocky/bumpy road for quite a while until you reach the ranch. Our rental car definitely took some abuse! Once we arrived at the "15 minutes prior to your ride" point, we were greeted by Chuck who was our lead guide. We found him to be personable and friendly and got us fitted with helmets right away. Our second guide was Stephanie, and she was equally as friendly and personable as Chuck which we both enjoyed and appreciated. We were matched with our horses, who were John and Dolly. John being the largest horse and Dolly being the smallest. Both horses were calm and good natured which is helpful for a relaxing trail ride. Once the other riders arrived (late) our group was ready to go. The horses walk the entire time for those curious if they run or trot in anyway...They do not. The trail followed the dirt road for quite a while which I felt was boring and disappointing to some degree. We did get off the road and went up a hill to see the gorgeous scenery and had the opportunity to take pictures which was nice. Overall, the trip was basic and uneventful in the middle of mountain views in every direction. If I were to make a suggestion for future trips, I would like to hear the guides offer more information about the area and what you were seeing. That can add much more interest to the rider altogether. Perhaps a route that isn't right along the dirt road, but more in the meadows that are surrounding the area. We saw zero wildlife but did encounter a couple of cows that seemed to have separated from their herd, otherwise, it was just peaceful and calm.
      Written October 10, 2023
    • redmon05
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience!
      Wonderful and accommodating to scheduling changes. The guides were informative about the horses and area.
      Written June 17, 2023
    • M6077ARaarons
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent experience
      The staff were very accommodating, personal and great. The whole experience was really awesome. Highly recommend.
      Written May 22, 2023
    • nathan v
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun hike to gorgeous views of the Paradise Valley
      I liked this experience a lot, I was more than somewhat satisfied, but also offer some ideas for improving it for the guests. We saw some beautiful country and had a very pleasant hike of about 5 miles total. Our two guides were friendly and engaging. We appreciated their flexibility and willingness to take us to the ridgetop. We really enjoyed hearing about the mission of Erik's Ranch and the history of the land ownership and land uses in the area on our hike. I read another review that said I needed to bring a truck for the upper road sections before the hike so I was prepared. This really should be noted in the advertising and description sent to people. I think a high clearance vehicle will work in most instances, not necessarily a 4WD. Also, for expectations it would be good to tell people it is a hike to a nice viewpoint, rather than to the base or top of Chimney Rock itself. Not a big deal. I hope more people are able to take this hike with the great staff and maybe we will be back to try Antelope Butte someday. Thank you for a very nice afternoon in the Paradise Valley.
      Written September 14, 2022
    • Tom H
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Four wheel drive vehicle needed, even thought it doesn't say that.
      Well, it says no where in the description that once you arrive at Erik's Lodge you will have to drive to another destination. It also fails to say you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to make this trip. I booked this trip because none of this information was listed. Once we arrived we were told our car would not be able to make the trip up to the place where the hike starts. So, we were not able to make the hike. Very, key and important thing to leave out of the description don't you think? Really disappointing because we were looking forward to the hike. Did talk to some nice people at the ranch though. Still waiting on my refund.
      Written July 19, 2022
    • Fearless10312174717
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful little ride
      We found this little gem of a place and are so glad we made plans to visit for a trail ride It is a ways off the main road/highway so don’t freak out if you think you’re lost; you will find it. They give funny directions but get you exactly where you need to go. Our guides Stephanie and Brendan were warm and friendly full of fun facts about the horses as well as the area. It was peaceful and relaxing.
      Written July 16, 2022
    • blondeinbelize
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Picturesque Montana
      The location and view do not get any more quintessentially Montana than Erik's ranch. The property is stunning, has excellent facilities and is meticulously maintained. I had originally wanted to do their 2.5 hour trail flower ride but it booked up before I had the chance to reserve so I ended up booking just the hour 'trail ride'. It was really nice that all the horses were saddled and ready to go when we arrived. They were careful to pair us with a horse that matched each of our skills and temperament. The 'trail ride' was beautiful ride up a small mountain if you will and then back down through a little valley to the stable. It was pretty short but for $50/person, I honestly did not expect more. It was a great price point to experience the horses and see the stunning views from a 360 perspective for an hour. Pro tip: Book early for the longer ride!
      Written July 4, 2022
    • mistygreen111
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tenderfoot fun in Montana
      Our group ranged in age from 14 to 80 and were all inexperienced riders. Branden, the ranch manager, took extra care to be sure all stirrups were adjusted properly (i once got a saddle sore from poorly adjusted stirrups). He led on a ride up a butte and and the view was wonderful.Next time I would take a longer ride. Highly recommended for novices, although more experienced riders would also love the trails. All had a great time.
      Written September 8, 2017
    • 237joyp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My trail riding adventure
      I am a 72 year old infrequent rider. In spite of this Brandon, the ranch manager and trail ride leader, made everything feel easy and enjoyable. The horses were patient with all of us, and between Brandon and the other leader I was able to enjoy every moment of our ride up the butte and along the trails. The views were magnificent and I came away knowing that I would take this ride again if I have a chance. Our group ranged in age from 14 to 80, and we all had a great experience. You can't miss this if you are ever in Paradise Valley.
      Written September 7, 2017
    • joypelz1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventures in Paradise Valley
      My trip to Erik's Ranch and Retreat was all I could hope for, and more. Each day offered new vistas and adventures. Trail rides and guided nature tours, hikes and swimming in a huge enclosed pool were there for me to enjoy. Our Safari group ranged in age from 14 to 85. We all participated, enjoyed each others' company and ate one wonderful meal after another. I highly recommend this trip for families, couples and individuals. It truly was the trip of a lifetime.
      Written August 31, 2017
    • kmck90
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      2 1/2 hr trailride Well worth it
      My wife submitted a review for our stay @ Eriks Ranch...I just needed to add a bit more...It was our Last day @ the ranch and we were due for a regular checkout time but wanted to have a trailride on the property before we departed....Long story shortened Everyone was accommodating and we had our 2 and a half hour ride on the property WOW AMAZING Not only did we get a hassle free Late checkout but pictures really Do Not give justice to the spectacular views Enjoyed Brandon and the young Adult with Autism were very informative and seamless giving us Memories for a Lifetime CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN THANKS AGAIN
      Written August 12, 2017
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