Our Herd

Meet the Cowgirl Yoga™ Horses

Beauty and Grace (and Humor) Personified

We’re excited to introduce you to the core members of our Cowgirl Yoga herd (affectionately known as our “yoga horses”). This group is often supplemented with special guest appearances from our equine network.

Never tried a yoga horseback riding retreat before? Combining these activities isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Horses have the unique ability to mirror our balance, breath, and spirit. Horses are “moving yoga mats” on which we can align our bodies and energies. Horses are graceful, forgiving teachers, and we have much to learn. 

Meet Our Herd

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Boon

    "Boon Dox" is the herd youngster at 7 this year. He's a red bay with black feet and a kind eye. He thinks he looks good, because his aim is to rule the herd (he doesn't, but that doesn't keep him from trying). A delight to ride, with get up and go!

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Cody (“Beefy Boy”)

    Though our "Beefy Boy" greets arena work with his customary “Are we there yet?” teenager eye roll, he truly comes alive in the mountains. Eats like a pig. Climbs like a goat.

  • Montana Traveler
    Dude Boy

    If a lapdog was reincarnated as a horse, it’d be Dude Boy. Eager-to-please, docile, and ever-patient, he’s always a crowd favorite. Margaret’s gentle giant and #firstlove.

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Flash the Feisty

    Though she only has eyes for Henry on the trail, Flash is everyone’s BFF for glamour shots. This stunning palomino is hell-bent on proving blondes really do have more fun. #whostolemycrown

  • Tennessee Walking Horse
    Java Bean

    The equine equivalent of an "extra shot please" Starbucks order, Java pairs giddy-up-and-go with an ultra-smooth gait. Unabashedly vain in front of the camera. #sassandclass

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Remington

    Cow chaser, sunshine snoozer, and unabashed foodie. Loves playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and bragging about his cameo with Twilight's Kristen Stewart in "Certain Women". #almostfamous

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Smoky

    Our equine version of Old Man Time, Smokey is a wise and willing gentleman. Steadfast and surefooted, he is a perfect mix of teacher, cow wrangler, mountain climber, and grandpa.

  • Registered Quarter Horse
    Sundance

    Dazzling dapple seeks neck scratcher and nuzzle buddy. This docile teacher reserves his “turbo boost” for working cows. Always the first to knicker “Howdy Pardner” to visitors.

The Humans Behind the Horses

Along with our equine partners, the Big Sky Yoga Retreat team works hard to ensure your experience is everything you dreamed of—and much more. Meet the folks behind the yoga horseback riding retreats you know and love!

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