There are a lot of things you can't get out here. There are a few things here you can get nowhere else. Like the freedom to be your own person; simplicity and a return to a straightforward way of doing things. Blue Sky Sage promises you will get these things and more, all set in the middle of expansive western Country, with a willing horse as your partner.
Wide-open country with 100-mile vistas and active riding are just some of the features of a Blue Sky Sage ride. Every week is a very hands-on experience of free-spirited horsemanship, with no fences and no "nose to tail" trail riding. We ride good Horses, we have a lot of fun and no one ever leaves thinking they haven't had enough time in the saddle! For over 16 years, avid horsewomen and horsemen have been riding with us and experiencing for themselves the thrill and unique opportunity to ride freely across the open range, many of them returning year after year. It would be our pleasure to have you join us and become part of the Blue Sky Sage tribe.Ride with Mike & Bobbi Wade - your hosts, trail guides and owners of Blue Sky Sage. We will not hand you off to a wrangler; one or both of us guide every ride ourselves, every day, so you are assured the experience and expertise of our 40+ years as professional guides and horsemen are share throughout your vacation.Active Riding on Good Horses:Blue Sky Sage horseback adventures are not to be confused with dull "nose to tail" trail rides. The rides are safe and controlled, yet physically active. Where practical, riders ride abreast and extended gaits such as the lope are favored, when and where appropriate. Natural horsemanship philosophies and methods are practiced and taught throughout the week. The instruction is not formal, but ongoing, practical application whenever you are around the saddle Horses. You will be a much more confident and knowledgeable horsewoman at the conclusion of your horse back riding vacation.
Wide Open Spaces:When you ride with Blue Sky Sage, you will be horseback in the midst of the wide-open spaces of Wyoming, with 100-mile vistas stretching between the horizons. Ride along the Continental Divide as it crosses the Red Desert or into the Honeycombs badlands wilderness of the Great Divide Basin. Find yourself along the banks of the Sweetwater River as it winds its way like a ribbon of refreshment through the high, cool desert. This tall and uncut Country is the home of the true western perspective. Cowboys, wild horses, historic trails, and ancient Native American campsites are still a part of this landscape. The fences are few and far between, "civilization" is a long way off and the freedom to ride is limited only by your desire.
Away From the Crowds:
One of the greatest benefits you will enjoy when you choose a Blue Sky Sage horseback riding vacation is the intimate, exclusive experience that is not often found on a dude ranch vacation, pack trips, working ranches or other trail riding vacations where 12-50 riders are common. A small group means more personal attention, more privacy and more individual space. You won't get lost in a crowd at Blue Sky Sage; group size is limited to 6 enthusiastic riders per week.
Home on the Range:
You will live out on the trail in a full amenity wilderness style camp. Sleep out under the stars or in a cozy range tipi. A cot with a thick foam pad under your bedroll, plus the pure Wyoming air, promises you a good nights' sleep. Wash off the trail dust at the end of the days' ride in a hot shower or take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the Little Sandy River just a step away from your tipi door. The cookhouse is the heart of the camp, where your camp cook serves you hearty, western-style meals. Settle into your camp easy chair, pour yourself a cup of steaming hot Cowboy coffee and enjoy a varied menu that features organic grass-fed buffalo, and includes wild Alaska salmon, grilled chicken, crisp salads, fresh fruits, natural cereals and yogurt, vegetables, pasta, homemade biscuits and breads, and if you still have room, desserts made from scratch. At nightfall, take your favorite beverage and join the crew around the campfire. Enjoy old-time and contemporary western music and poetry, and maybe a few good stories from your wranglers. Some of these tales might even be true!
We believe you will find that riding with Mike and Bobbi Wade, owners of Blue Sky Sage, is unique and genuine, and you may acquire new knowledge and respect for horses while you are here. The entire experience has the potential to be fun, relaxing, challenging, and maybe even spiritually moving for you. we invite you to "pull your cinch, catch a stirrup and ride" across the wide-open spaces of Wyoming.