“Horses change lives. They give people confidence, hope, self-esteem and provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls.”

The Eagle Mount Equestrian Center has been offering equine-assisted activities to our community since 1992. Our program promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities for individuals and families with special needs. We employ a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and provide a professional caliber of training to all other staff members and volunteers.

Equestrian Program Eagle Mount

What are the benefits of Equine Assisted Activities?

A physical, cognitive, or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions have proven to have major physical and emotional impacts.

Individuals of all ages who participate in Equine Assisted Activities can experience physical and emotional rewards:

  • Riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
  • For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.
  • Partnering with equines also provides recreational opportunities for individuals to enjoy the outdoors as well as take pleasure in the interaction with animals.

Equine-Assisted Activities such as Recreational Riding and Equine Assisted Learning are available for:

  • Individual or group sessions.
  • Mounted or unmounted sessions.
  • Special groups.
  • Our traveling horses: Group, nursing, and retirement homes; Schools and other interested groups.

*We do not provide hippotherapy at this time.

Build a better team and community!

Discover how horses can teach us how we work as a team, be honest with ourselves, communicate with others and more through our EMPACT program. Keep checking back for our upcoming summer EMPACT opportunities!

EMPACT Brochure



Dwarf Goats

  • Participants can help groom the goats and learn what to feed them for snacks and meals.
  • Goats are great lawn mowers, very friendly and silly.
  • They are smaller than horses and less expensive to take care of. This is great for any participants that are afraid of horses.
  • The small size of goats will allow us to take them to nursing and group homes. Plus, they are small enough to be picked up and cuddled. Even once they are full grown, they will be about 2 feet tall and weigh about 35-45 lbs.
  • Goats are quick learners and you can teach them to walk with a harness at a young age.
  • The more they are socialized at a young age, the friendlier they will be!






  • Learn about different breeds of chickens and how each breed makes different colored, shaped, and sized eggs.
  • Chickens are very small and if handled from the beginning are incredibly friendly. Eagle Mount’s chickens will be raised by our participants, volunteers and staff starting from chicks.
  • Chickens make great buddies for your property – they eat bugs, fend off snakes and their waste and eggshells are great compost for gardens.
  • Food sources.
  • The chicken coop will be built to have raised nesting boxes exposed. This will allow participants in wheelchairs to experience the excitement of safely picking up fresh eggs they can take home!
  • Their waste and eggshells will go to Eagle Mount’s gardening program to keep our garden flourishing.

Equestrian Center Activities

Winter scheduling will be dependent on weather.
The barn will be closed if the temps are under 25 and/or the roads are bad.

TINY TOTS at the barn!


Please call (406) 771-4829 for any updates or questions.

Meet Our Team


Quarter Horse

Miss Red

Quarter Horse


Quarter Horse


Quarter Horse


Quarter Horse


Friesian / Quarter Horse


Berkshire Curly


Miniature Horse


Miniature Horse


Miniature Horse


Nigerian Dwarf Goat


Nigerian Dwarf Goat


Nigerian Dwarf Goat


Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Participant and Volunteer Requirements and Registration Forms


  • Ages 6 and up.
  • Some disabilities may prevent certain activities – such as uncontrolled seizures, severe behavioral challenges and/or movement and weight restrictions. Individual assessments will be done.
  • Closed toed shoes required.
  • Each activity may have individualized requirements that will be noted upon registration.



Disability and weight limits may apply to activities. For more information on riding, small animal activities, EAL, and/or scheduling please contact our team at (406) 771-4829 or [email protected]



Schedules are subject to change at anytime.  Registration is required for all programming.


  • Volunteer Training February 7th
  • Ages 16 and up.  Some exceptions for younger volunteers for certain activities.
  • Volunteer duties will include, but not limited to, assisting with crafts, animal handling, chores, ground work assistance, side-walking and horse leading. Advance volunteer positions available to qualified volunteers who complete extra training and accumulate enough volunteer hours.
  • Some volunteer positions with our horses will require ability to stand and/or walk alongside a horse for 30- 60 minutes.
  • Closed toed shoes and wear modest and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Complete Eagle Mount Volunteer Training.
  • Training is on-going.  We can do one-on-one if we don’t have enough for a group training.
  • Groups and individuals are also invited out to help with chores and other property maintenance. 

Sign Up to Volunteer!

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Think your horse would be a good fit in our programs?

Our current need for horses are:

  • Completely sound – no lameness issues or any other known ailment.
  • Ability to walk, trot and canter under saddle.
  • Calm, adaptable temperament.
  • Preferred Age Range:  7 to 15 (willing to adjust to the right horse)
  • Between 14 and 15 Hands
  • Ability to carry up to 250 lbs.
  • Patience – must be able to stand and wait for participant to groom, mount or dismount.

Download our paperwork and complete a horse profile if you would like your horse considered.  New Horse Prospect

In order for us to bring in new horses, our retired horses need to retire to a good home.  If you are interested in being a home for our retired horses to please give us a call for more information. Rehoming Policy