Trail Rides

See the Beautiful Pine Ridge Reservation on Horseback




Wakinyantuwan Tiwahe is located in the heart of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Wakinyantuwan Tiwahe is Lakota owned and operated by Vernell White Thunder who was born and raised here. Vernell has been working with horses all his life and he is able to teach anyone to ride with a short lesson. After your lesson with Vernell you will be ready to ride on a spectacular Lakota pony for a ride of a lifetime. People of all different riding experiences are invited to come and ride. Riders with no experience, novice riders, as well as the well-experienced rider will all enjoy these rides that are offered here at Wakinyantuwan Tiwahe.

Please click on the following link for a brief view of a trail ride at Wakinyantuwan Tiwahe:

Wakinyantuwan Tiwahe offers three different trail rides:

Badlands Trail Ride: This is a longer trail ride in which you will experience the breathtaking Badlands on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Besides the beautiful scenery, you all receive geological information about the Badlands. Price is $150 per person.


Buffalo Pasture Trail Ride: Explore the 30,000 acre Tribal Buffalo Pasture on horseback with Vernell as your guide. Herds of buffalo roam this beautiful pasture land. You will definitely enjoy this ride! Price is $150 per person. 

Prairie Trail Ride: Experience the open prairie with Vernell as your guide. This 1-2 hour trail is a popular ride. Length of ride is dependent on the rider's experience level. Price is $65 per person. 

25% non-refundable deposit required when making reservations which can be mailed.










The riders seen here are at least 20 years older now. :)


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