As a result of guest feedback over the last five years, we started to lay out a concept and ideas for a more professional equestrian program to manage The Hideout’s horse and riding program. We started to upgrade our horses, tack and hiring more wranglers with a solid formal and practical equestrian background and an open mind when it comes to practicing good horsemanship.

Authentic Horsemanship

A missing link in our program and concept was a head wrangler and trainer who not   only would support this concept, but at the same was a truly talented and natural horseperson. We brought in Ramon Castro who immediately started to reshape our program and step up the quality, professionalism and horse culture at The Hideout. Ramon participated in The Extreme Mustang Makeover and started a cooperation with The Mustang Heritage Foundation. Last year Marijn, Ramon and Peter started a dedicated Authentic Horses & Training, LLC, a company specializing in the above.

We are proud to announce that we launched a website dedicated to our concept just a few days ago. For more information on Authentic Horsemanship, visit

What is Authentic Horsemanship and how does it differ from Natural Horsemanship?_H9Z0657

Authentic Horsemanship is our interpretation of Natural Horsemanship, which has been described as “the way of the horse.” We like the word “authenticity,” because horses are, if nothing else, pure and authentic in their behavior.

At the same time authenticity is universal and based in honesty. We believe that all horses need honest, capable and reliable hands to train them and help them perform their best, regardless of bloodlines or breeding.

AH Horsemanship Training & Clinics

In 2011, we organized two dedicated horsemanship clinic weeks at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch, which were led by Ramon Castro using his unique, effective training methods. Due to the popularity and response to these clinic weeks, we will continue to organize more and attract other trainers to leverage this platform.

What is our goal?

One of our goals is to offer to riders of all levels and backgrounds a riding experience that is respectful to both horse and rider while being safe, having fun, learning a lot and riding in this beautiful, barely-touched country of Wyoming. We offer a diversity of great horses adapted to each riding level and break out of the usual “nose to tail riding” pattern guest ranches are mostly known for.

Please visit our website at for more information on our concept, training and clinics.