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Welcome to The Hideout

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 95 horses, a one to one staff to guest ratio, and the owners and management actively involved with the well-being of our guests, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages), horses, and personal, almost customized attention. We are very multi-cultural and diverse.

Every year The Hideout books full well in advance of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests that we host each week, please book your vacation well ahead of the season.

Equestrain Culture

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The Hideout’s Horse and Equestrian Culture


Our horse program at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is managed by Authentic Horsemanship & Training (AH Horsemanship).

The basics of our equestrian culture are respect, an open mind, low stress horsemanship and observation of how horses interact among themselves.

The way we handle horses is part of our all-over culture of good stewardship, managing our resources efficiently and respectfully to preserve them for the future, and our 3 C Culture of Character, Conduct and Competence.

We embrace all equestrian cultures and riding styles from around the world, as long as they are respectful to horses and promote a positive relationship between horse and rider.

English or Western…It is all about Riding at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch.

Every season at The Hideout and AH Horsemanship we strive to learn more about horses, how to handle horses and different riding styles. We encourage our wranglers to know as much as possible about English riding, jumping, dressage, classical riding as well as Western Riding, which is the style we practice at The Hideout.

Many of our guests have been schooled in the English riding technique or style. The English style is the most popular riding style practiced around the world. We welcome English riders among our guests, many of whom are formally and technically better schooled than we are. All this schooling and background will come in handy when riding the wide open ranges of Wyoming. Today, Western Dressage or Cowboy Dressage is gaining popularity. This is a combination of English and Classic Riding techniques with Western Dressage.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is a riding ranch

Most of our guests come to The Hideout Guest Ranch for the riding. This is not limited to experienced riders who want to spend long hours in the saddle on great horses riding this very diverse and big country. A riding ranch also means that beginners and intermediate riders will find equally well adapted horses, trainers and wranglers to enjoy and to learn from.

The Hideout’s AH Mustangs

At The Hideout we have a large string of Quarter Horses and paints for our guests to enjoy. Unique to our program is that you can also ride a Mustang, one of the symbols of The West. For a number of years, we have been training and introducing these reliable, comfortable and well-trained horses to our string of guest horses. They are usually a bit more compact compared to Quarter Horses; however, they are well adapted to the mountains and terrain we ride.

Healthy and Happy Horses are Safe and Fun Horses

If you know something about horses and come to The Hideout or just take a moment to study the pictures on this website, you will notice that our horses are happy, healthy and well looked after. We do not spare expenses when it comes to their well-being, the tack and equipment we use, the trucks and trailers, etc. because happy horses means safe and fun horses for our guests.

You can read more about Authentic Horsemanship at and