Do I need cash to leave a tip?

At Swan Mountain Outfitters we say, “If you liked your ride, kiss your horse and tip your guide!” Many people do not realize that it is customary to tip your trail ride wrangler. If you had a great time on … Continued

Which ride should I choose?

We tend to recommend the two-hour ride for families with young kids as well as guests who have never ridden before or who don’t ride very often. Half day rides and all-day rides are better suited for experienced horseback riders … Continued

Is there a weight limit?

Regardless of your riding experience level, participants in our trail rides and pack trips must be 225 pounds or less. Imposing a weight limit is not a matter of prejudice, it is a means by which to ensure rider safety … Continued

Will I be Sore?

Given that horseback riding uses many muscles in ways that you may not be used to using them, it is likely that you will be sore. It is a good idea to stretch before and after your ride and to … Continued

Is horseback riding easier than walking?

It is a common misconception that horseback riding is easier than walking. Horseback riding uses a tremendous number of muscles, many of which you may not be accustomed to using on a regular basis, so in some ways it can … Continued

What if the hunt isn’t going as I expected?

It is your responsibility to communicate with your guide. Ask him questions if you don’t understand his strategy or tactics or if you are doing something that seems odd based on your previous experiences. Communication is the key. A guide … Continued

What does it take to be successful?

In a free chase hunt, it is all the little things that add up to success. We can never predict the weather, or if predators have just driven animals out of a basin. But we can control a few of … Continued

What if I have to cancel?

The deposit amounts are nonrefundable and cannot be used as a credit towards a future hunt. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your expenses and nonrefundable deposits in the case that you have to cancel, or an unforeseen … Continued