Horseback Lessons, Trail Riding, Boarding
Sierra County is by and large a ranching community. For many locals, caring for livestock is a regular part of life, and in season, weekends are devoted to rodeos, roping competitions and gymkhanas (a.k.a. omoksees, a.k.a. rodeos for kids).
Private lessons for beginners, Dressage classes, and overnight boarding are offered at Enchanted Horse Dressage.
Mike Root Outfitters, based in Cuchillo, offers summer pack trips into the Gila Wilderness, accessing territory that can only be reached on foot or horseback (due to the “no motorized vehicles allowed” rule). Mules and horses are utilized on these trips that can be booked for anywhere from 2-10 days.
Overnight boarding is available Enchanted Horse Dressage (see information above) or at the Sierra County Fairgrounds. Contact the Sierra County Extension office for information: 575-894-2375, extension 6