montana center for horsemanship • dillon, montana

The Montana Center for Horsemanship (MCH), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is the first and only equine education center in the United States to focus exclusively on ‘Natural Horsemanship’—a philosophy based on understanding horse behavior and a horse's natural instincts, bridging the gap between natural and conventional learning and training methods to provide a stronger, more rewarding and respectful foundation for riding, working, communication and interaction with horses.

As a result of a unique partnership between the Montana Center for Horsemanship and the University of Montana Western, professional and amateur horsemen and horsewomen, as well as educators, scientists, and researchers—are brought together to improve and expand horsemanship in the broadest sense of the term.

MCH is guided by several fundamental objectives: To help individuals achieve personal and professional success in the equine industry and wide range of equine fields; to enable horses to learn more effectively and find greater ‘horse happiness’ through a specialized program; to energize the community as a whole; and to perpetuate fundamental traditions of the American West.