Leavenworth Washington's premier outfitter

Wild at Heart Horse Rides

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Take the opportunity to see the beautiful Cascade Mountains from a different perspective: high in the saddle! Wild at Heart Horse Rides in Leavenworth Washington offers horseback rides for all riding abilities, experienced to beginner, young and old alike. We are nestled in a quiet valley 25 minutes from downtown Leavenworth and only 2.5 hours from Seattle. We limit our rides to 5-6 people for a more intimate experience. We offer complimentary water and ride from our barn into the canopied forest on privately owned trails. Experience mountain meadows bright with seasonal wildflowers, Beaver Creek and stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and iconic Lake Wenatchee.


Our horses are part of our family and we strive to ensure their happiness and comfort along with yours. Our horses live a very natural lifestyle and spend their days off out in a large field. We ride without bits and thanks to our dirt trails and the help of a professional barefoot farrier, our entire herd is kept "barefoot" - i.e. no horseshoes, which allows a more natural gait and cadence. Each ride begins with an instructional demonstration on horseback to help make us better partners in the saddle.

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~1.5 Hr Beaver Creek Ride

4 Miles

- Suitable for all riding abilities including beginners. *Minimum age is 6 years old.

Scenic ride through forested trails, alongside Beaver Creek, past ponds, natural wetlands and an active beaver dam.

-Minimal elevation gain

~2 Hr Alpine Meadow Ride

6 Miles - Suitable for all riding abilities including beginners. Minimum age: 7 years old.

Ride deeper into the forest on canopied trails, along a meadow bright with seasonal wildflowers, past ponds, a beaver dam and over a bridge as we cross Beaver Creek

-Minimal elevation gain

~3 Hr Meadow to Mountain

8 Miles

- Suitable for confident novices but no first time riders.

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Ride further into the forest, over Beaver Creek, past ponds through a large meadow filled with vibrant (seasonal) wildflowers, gaining elevation to see views of the North Cascades and Dirty Face Mountain through the trees.

-Moderate elevation gain

~1/2 Day Mountain Vista Picnic Ride
$165 (Lunch included)

10 Miles - ~4.5 hours with lunch break. Enjoy a lovely picnic in a mountain top meadow while soaking up panoramic mountain views of the North Cascades, Dirty Face Mountain and the iconic Lake Wenatchee

-Significant elevation gain

- Suitable for able-bodied confident novice to advanced riders.

(Please no first time riders)

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Private Ride
$75 per hr/person (min 1.5 hours) *Limited availability Email to request your private ride

Enjoy a private horseback ride with just your family/friends or even alone. Ideal for anyone who is experienced and would like to go faster, people who would like a basic lesson before trail riding or anyone wishing to ride without other guests.

-Private rides have limited availability, please email to request. (Not available Saturdays)


Private Rides

We would be honored to share in your special occasion!

ALL specialty rides must be booked in advance by e-mail. Specialty rides have limited availability.


Engagement Rides


Birthday Rides



Meet the Horses
We are passionate about our horses' health and happiness. They are beautiful, gentle animals and we believe in having a partnership with our 4 legged friends. They are routinely rotated so everyone has days off to relax and graze in one of our large fields. We practice natural horsemanship and our horses receive regular chiropractic adjustments. We ride our horses barefoot...not you, the horse!! We ride on dirt trails and our horses do great without horse shoes, just like their mustang relatives. We also ride without bits in their mouths, they instead respond to gentle pressure on their nose from a hackamore. Occasionally we will add a new horse to the herd who hasn't graduated to riding without a bit but it usually doesn't take long. Each of our horses is unique and have a distinct personality. Check them out below.
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Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul
— John Muir

Need to Know

We strive to take excellent care of both you, our guests, and the horses. That means we have some rules we like to follow. Please look through our information about age requirements, helmets, weight and height restrictions, drive time and a few more important details.

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Wild at Heart Horse Rides is located at Mountain Springs Lodge Resort in Leavenworth Washington. Tucked back in the foothills of the Cascades we are a 25 minute drive from downtown Leavenworth and only 2.5 hours from Seattle.