Riding Lessons, Therapy & Retreats,
Lodging & More!

Firefly offers holistic-based riding lessons, guest experiences, lodging & accommodations, events, farm camps, retreats, pony parties, & more!




Firefly Horse Co. is unique from other traditional horse barns and therapy practices in many ways!

Our desire is to bring horses and their healing abilities to the general public. Taking lessons, camps, or therapy at Firefly goes to the deepest level of connection between horse and rider.

We use principles of natural horsemanship and include learning and therapeutic counseling principles that allow for presence, connection, and balance.

The relationship between horse and rider goes so much deeper than just learning a skill. It takes patience, persistence, and attentiveness to the needs of the horse as well as awareness of one’s own emotional and physical needs.

Why Horses?

Horses are particularly helpful in counseling because of their heightened sensitivity to emotions and changes in energy. This help to keep them safe in the wild and helps us humans gain insight into our emotional landscape. Humans and horses are hardwired for loving connection. These majestic animals want to interact but only if it feels safe for them. Working with horses is an amazing process of bringing emotional responses into awareness and learning to self-regulate. This experience rewires the brain for more peace, harmony, connection, and happiness. A must try for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and improve their relationships and well-being!

Located in Northwestern Montana

Firefly is centrally located on 24 pristine acres with mountain views in Columbia Falls, Montana near the cities of Whitefish, Kalispell, & Bigfork.

West Glacier National Park, Whitefish Resort, and Flathead Lake are just a 30-minute drive away!


Firefly has it all from therapy services, to riding lessons, guest experiences, lodging, and venue space for your next event!

Join us in all the activities we have to offer.

Therapy & REtreats

Improve your life, deal with anxiety or depression, and become more self-confident through nature-based and animal-assisted alternative therapy programs led by Julie Dauner, LCPC and owner.

We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, and Farm Environment Therapy for all ages.

Riding Lessons

Firefly’s Equine Experiential Learning sessions build core life-skills as well as horsemanship and riding abilities. Our lessons are based in mindfulness principles and focus on the connection between humans and horses.

Individual, Semi-Private, & Group Lessons for both kids & adults!

Guest Experiences

Horse & Animal Experiences allow you to interact with over 100+ animals and ride off the trail. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider you’re bound to have a yeehaw’in time with this customizable experience.

Great for individuals & groups that are looking for a ride outside of the trails

Lodging & accommodations

Stay in one of our fully converted stall rooms for a unique experience, pitch a tent, sit around the fire roasting marshmallows telling stories, stay in one of our RVs or bring your own, or relax in our cozy guest house!

Friendly dogs & horses are welcome!

Pony Parties

Parties & Events

Firefly is the PERFECT place to party! We love hosting Pony Parties, Corporate Trainings, Retreats, Holiday Parties, Showers, and MORE on our 24 acres!

Lodging also available on site!

Join us for upcoming events such as goat yoga, retreats, & more!

Farm Camps

Drop the kids off for a day of horse & farm animal fun! Arts & crafts, horse & animal care, groundwork, riding, & new friends call for a day your kids won’t forget! Camp is a great introduction to our riding programs and a fun way to hang out with the animals for a day!

Offered during summer and school holiday breaks.

Questions? Contact Us!

Email: [email protected] | Call or Text: (406)314-7185