“We are a Specialty Guest Ranch and We Change Lives”


An authentic, rustic, western guest ranch experience of horseback riding, trail riding, trailing cattle, eating ranch cooked meals, dummy roping, chances to see wildlife, photo opportunities, and hiking…




Horses.Mountains. Healing.
It is simple, at Horses N Courage we bring the 3 together for a phenomenal 4 day/3 night experience that will restore you energy and create reserves that will help you weather unforeseen challenges working in Healthcare!



We are a rustic working guest ranch. You will be staying in our luxury camping tent accommodations. Enjoy rustic ranch cooked meals with the full western fixings cooked and serviced outside in our “big open sky” dining.



Kent, Sarah and their family love their ranching way of life and are passionate about sharing  firsthand the authentic lifestyle of a ranch in the mountain of Sawmill Canyon!  Kent, Sarah and Nikky love their ranching way of life and truly enjoy sharing the authentic lifestyle of a rancher! Their greatest passion is to combine the ranch, horses, nature and healing modalities to assist others in changing their lives!

Come join us for a Western Working Ranch Adventure in Montana!

Horses N Courage is a specialty Guest Ranch, that welcomes you to Sawmill Canyon near Martinsdale, Montana! Come to Big Sky Country and experience one of our rustic Ranch Riding Vacations. You can choose from our Working Ranch Vacation, a Working Ranch Vacation for Women Only, our Riding ADDventures For Teen Girls, or our Ride. Relax. Renew. Retreat for Women who work in healthcare, as well as women who want to promote well-being and vitality in their life!

Enjoy horseback riding, trail riding, cattle drives, luxury camping tent accommodations, great ranch cooked meals, evenings around a toasty campfire, hiking, photography opportunities or dummy roping.

The mountains are calling… come ride and relax in our piece of heaven!

Horses N Courage, LLC is family-owned and operated. We combine traditional Ranching culture with great western hospitality to make your experience one that you will never forget! There is no cell phone coverage or WIFI on the ranch — enjoy the time to unplug!

 Meet The Hereim Family:


Sarah and Kent married in 1992, and in 1997 they bought their cattle ranch, south of the Snowy Mountains in Judith Gap, Montana. Sarah and Kent raise cattle and horses on their ranch. Along with their cattle ranch, they own and operate a custom fencing business.

Kent and Sarah pride and joy are their children. Nikky, is a Sophomore in High School. She is a beautiful, vibrant and full of energy. She loves playing school sports, riding horseback and all her many animals! She was diagnosed with ADHD in the Spring of 2018. It was a really trying school year for her with many ups and downs, but God only gives what we can handle, so he knows she’s a badass! While researching resources for Nikky, the Hereim’s found that there is nothing in the State of Montana for girls with ADHD. With their first-hand knowledge, experience, and the help of talented and dedicated professionals, they created ‘Riding ADDventures for Teen Girls’. The Hereim family knows from experience, their daughter’s struggle with trying to squeeze her creative, energetic, ADHD self into the public- school mold. Their goal with this camp is to create a sisterhood where our ADHD Teen Girls can be themselves, have FUN, learn skills, ride horseback and flourish in a mountain setting! The Hereim family believes that there is no better way for Nikky to help herself than to give back and help others!

Jordy is back home on the ranch helping out and working with Kent in our Custom Fencing Business. He also does day work around the area and loves every minute of his nomadic lifestyle! Casey, their oldest daughter is living her dream of being a 3rd grade teacher and is married to the love of her life, Nick. Nick is living his dream and works in law enforcement. Kent and Sarah are very proud of their children and consider them their greatest accomplishments.

Kent and Sarah are very proud of their children and consider them their greatest accomplishments.


Kent was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the mountains of central Montana. He grew up with his two brothers, whose days were spent riding horses, hunting and working on the family’s ranch. He attended college at Montana State University before he and Sarah settled down and purchased their ranch. Kent has worked with, ridden and trained horses his whole life. He enjoys ranching,riding, entering in ropings, going on pack trips, hunting, snowmobiling, starting colts, visiting with people, meeting new people, learning new ways of doing things, donating his time helping youth by putting on our local Horse, Indoor and Large animal show. His kind and gentle approach brings out the best in both horse and rider.


Sarah is a horsewoman, Mom and ranch wife who has a passion for helping and supporting others. Sarah has studied under under Christine Tremain for many years and has no plans to stop learning from her workshops, classes and retreats anytime soon. Christine is a licensed therapist, with many years of experience teaching group body-oriented and transpersonal therapies. Sarah had only known the traditional role that horses had played on her family’s ranch until she was introduced to horses healing humans. She attened a master’s level course and became certified in the Touched by a Horse™ Certification Program. It was then that she knew her life’s path was to partner with horses and be a catalyst for change.

Sarah co-facilitated a local bi-monthly support group for NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) until the program was conjoined into NAMI program in a bigger city. Sarah is certified to teach NAMI’S Family-to- Family Education Program. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization that supports, educates and advocates for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. To learn more go about the grass root organization go to www.namimt.org/. Sarah enjoys reading, continually learning, working in her yard, leather working, raising American Miniature Horses, snowmobiling, horsemanship clinics, roping at brandings and spending time with friends and family.

Kent, Sarah and Nikky love their ranching way of life and truly enjoy sharing the authentic lifestyle of a rancher! Their greatest passion is to combine the ranch, horses, nature and healing modalities to assist others in changeing their lives!

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