Riverview Ranch & Resort

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Get to Know our Horses: Easy, Slow, and Safe Beginner Rides.

We Do Not Provide Trail Rides on Horseback. We cater to kids and beginners. Two horses at a time.

We provide a "Horse Experience" for people who are not interested in riding, or are over the 200 lb. weight limit for riding.
Groom, feed, pet, and learn how to safely lead a horse. Pose for photos surrounded by our friendly horses.

Rides/Experience: $50 for 30 minutes. Signed liability waiver required for all equine activities.

We do not accept Credit Cards. We accept Cash, Check, Zelle payments, or buy a horseback riding lesson ticket on TripAdvisor.com.
Please coordinate a time before buying a ticket on Tripadvisor - text or call Roger at 608-331-0000.

We may lease or sell a horse to someone who takes lessons. Inquire for details.

Please do not feed the horses unsupervised. Wear sturdy shoes when near a horse. Wear long pants and a helmet when riding a horse. We have helmets.

Hang Out with Our Horses

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Let us know what you are looking for and we'll try to accommodate on a case by case basis.

Birthday party for several kids? No problem. Wedding photos of Bride and Groom on horseback? Can Do.
Need lots of cool photos of your kids for the scrapbook? Come on down.
Really fast beginner rides? Sorry, beginner rides are slow and controlled.
Lessons for kids or adults? Yes.
(200 lb. weight limit)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) is described as "magical" in this article: Grant to help understand why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children.
The benefits are so profound a grant for $2.5 million was recently awarded to study why it is so beneficial. Here are more articles about it: Article 2, Article 3, Article 4.
Our daughter has high functioning Aspergers Syndrome. We found that riding, and being around, horses helped her. We want to help other autistic kids get this benefit.

If you know of an autistic child who could benefit from riding horses please let the child's parents know about this opportunity. Also, consider helping them financially. If you'd like to help other autistic kids, call or email me. I'd like to set up a scholarship for autistic kids to help them pay for horseback riding. I'm looking for donors for such a scholarship.

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Our facility can house up to 36 horses. Currently we have seven horses.

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Take photos with our horses. Two of our horses have rare blue eyes.

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Meet Our other Animals

We have three friendly dogs that run loose most of the time. A German Shepard named Bessie, a Mini-Dachschund named Nala, and a Yorkie named Pepper. If you are afraid of dogs please let me know before you come and I'll keep Bessie on a leash when you arrive. These dogs go everywhere and will sniff and greet you when you arrive. Please, please, please watch out for them as you arrive and when you back out of your parking spot. They like to sit or stand behind car tires in driver blind spots.

We also have two chickens and two guinnea pigs.

New Additions: We now have a kitten born on about 6/15/20 and a miniature piglet born on 8/7/20. Flo
Ferkelchen is an energetic, fearless, and very friendly baby piglet, seen here at ten days old with our guinea pig. She will be about 45 lbs when full grown. We charge $1 per minute for a piglet experience. (No charge for AirBnB guests). Let Ferkelchen climb on you, and root in your armpit. It tickles like crazy. You will not be able to hold back a smile when you see her run. We intend to raise Ferkelchen like a dog. When she is old enough, we plan to provide pig treking - take a miniature pig for a walk on a leash. She should be old enough for pig-treking by spring 2021.


Flo is a friendly kitty but she is a bit shy. Guests may cuddle and pet Flo, if Flo isn't too afraid, for no charge. Our goal is to get her more socialized so she is not so timid of strangers. She is very cute and cuddly if you gain her trust.

Meet Our Herd of Horses

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Spirit (Starbuck) - Quarter Horse - Dam (Mother): Sisi, Sire (Father): Sir Buck n Skip

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Valiant Star - Friesian/Quarter Horse sport horse. Valiant is a big sweetheart. Mare Dam (Mother): Sisi, Sire (Father): Von Faust
Galena Horses-vacation rental

Star Skipper (Starsky) - Quarter Horse gelding with blue eyes. Gelding. Dam (Mother): Sisi, Sire (Father): Sir Buck n Skip

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Rosalie (Rosie) Throoughbred/American Saddlebred sport horse. Mare. Dam (Mother): Aiyana, Sire (Father): Movin to the Music

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Aiyana - American Saddle Bred. Smooth riding gaited mare. Boss of the Herd.

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Aiyasha - American Saddlebred / Akal Teke mix. Sweet and Beautiful. Loves to jump. His coat glistens in the sun. Gelding. Dam (Mother): Aiyana, Sire: Pascha (Nez Perce Dreamer) Inseparable from Aiyana, his mommy.

Galena Horses-vacation rental

Lacy - Quarter Horse / Akal Teke mix. Very sweet mare with blue eyes. Dam (Mother): Sisi, Sire (Father): Pascha (Nez Perce Dreamer)

Traveling With A Horse?

Call and discuss possible temporary boarding arrangments.

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