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

  • Paint

    Truth. Healing. Sun. Light. This seasoned trail horse is aptly-named for the joy he brings to everyone who climbs on his back. #leadslikeaboss #screamslikeagirl

  • Registered Quarter Horse

    "Boon Dox" is 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). Boon's got 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
    (In Memory) Dude Boy

    The founding father of Cowgirl Yoga. He lives on in our hearts and will always be remembered as CY royalty. #firstloveforeverlove

  • Paso Fino

    Anyone who says blonds have more fun clearly hasn't met Dulce. This redhead's fancy footwork is almost as lovely as his spirit. #seriousmoves #speedwalker

  • Registered Quarter Horse

    Gus is the herd youngster, with plenty of teddy bear personality and trail boss style. This guy steps out to lead and is drop-dead gorgeous in pictures. #gusbus

  • 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

  • Miniature

    Small in stature but big in personality, Magnus the mini makes friends wherever he goes. #smallmanoncampus #miniwhinny

  • Registered Quarter Horse

    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.

  • Tennessee Walking Horse

    Whoa, buddy! This Tennessee Walking Horse is one tall drink of water. BSYR's resident "Black Beauty," Skywalker is gorgeous inside and out. #sexyandsophisticated

  • Registered Quarter Horse

    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!