When you come up to Black Mountain Ranch, you don’t have to just ride horses, although that’s part of the experience. You can also work on archery, row canoes, and fish.
Every day in the evenings, we let the horses out from where they’re kept during the day into the free pasture where they spend the night. We often let our guests watch, and although it might be frightening because the horses are “free,” the horses know exactly where to go, so they don’t take any detours. Sometimes, the people are asked to prevent the horses from going astray by standing and blocking the place where they’re not supposed to go. Then, when the horses are in the field where they stay overnight, they can roam around, and snack on the grass like they usually do. It’s great for the visitors to see the horses behaving naturally, not as only horses to saddle-up on. That shows visitors even though the horses are fun to ride, they do other things as well.