Jay and Val Walker, the Shining Mountain owners, appreciate your visit and look forward to helping you learn about their smooth-riding, people-oriented, affectionate, and trainable Missouri Foxtrotting Horses.
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|The Missouri Foxtrotting Horse...|
|...Bred to be a Trail Specialist|
About Shining Mountian Ranch
Shining Mountain ranch is located on about 2,500 acres in the North Central Wyoming high desert. The ranch is between historic Cody, Wyoming, and the Bighorn Mountains. We raise and ride registered Missouri Foxtrotter horses, raise quality horse hay, and run a hunt club and retriever kennel on our ranch. We have good irrigated pasture for our horses, as well as raise hay, and have miles of desert country horse to ride. We can go miles without hitting any paved roads! We also have two arenas, one indoor and one outdoor, so we are able to ride and work with our horses year around. Our summer riding season is outstanding.
We spend most of the summer and fall months riding the Rocky Mountains. We spend lots of time in the Big Horns, packing in for week long trips, as well as miles of day rides. Fishing is excellent in the streams and mountain lakes, and wild life abounds. We see lots of critters, Elk with their calves, mule deer, moose, bear and a variety of birds. Summer wildflowers are spectacular in the high meadows. The horses have great opportunity to experience and learn about mountain trail riding. Come fall, from the 1st of September to November, we are in the mountains with our horses big game hunting, mostly mule deer and elk. We travel all over, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming. We raise the type of horse that fits the bill for what we do; miles of trail riding in rough, beautiful country!
We don’t have a lot of time to show, but in what showing we have done, we have been successful, winning 6 World Championships with our stallion, SANTA FE SUNRISE, including the 2000 World Grand Champion Western Pleasure Horse. Santa Fe is the only stallion we know of, who has EVER placed in Model (halter), performance, and versatility at the World Championships the same year! We usually go to one or two shows a year, and do well, but most of our time is spent riding in the wild country.
Horses to Match the Mountains... Tough Country, Tough Horses