The Double L Ranch is a private training and riding facility located eight miles north of Bishop, California, in the Eastern High Sierra – the "Mule Capital of the World." We train both horses and mules in private or group lessons, and our students range from age 4 to 74.
If you are looking for high-quality care and personal attention for you and your animal, you will find it at Double L, owned and operated by Diana and Linda Laird. Come for a free evaluation. Once you ride with us, we are sure you will want to be part of the Double L family.
$425 per month + board
Animal ridden 5 days a week,
$275 per month + board
Animal ridden 3 days a week,
lessons not included.
$50 per lesson, either your horse or a lesson horse. When you purchase 10 lessons up front your 11th lesson is free!
$325 per month
Events We Sponsor
- Ultimate Cowboy Trail Challenge
- Clinics: Four per year, taught by professional trainers
- Play Days
events we support
- Mule Days
- Mule Show Circuit
- Tri-County Fair
- 4-H Horse Show
- Freedom In Motion Play Days
- JKK San Dimas Horse Shows
- Bishop Saddle Club Shows
- Ridgecrest Horse Shows
- Bartlett Training Center Clinics
- Millpond Equestrian Center Clinics
- Trail Trails
respect * confidence * responsibility * trust
You must earn your horse's respect.
You have to have confidence in yourself to make friends with an animal that outweighs you by 1,000 pounds.
You need to be confident that you have the ability to communicate to your horse that YOU are in charge.
You need to listen and pay attention to signs and signals your horse gives you.
You need to learn to trust your horse, and your horse needs to learn to trust you.
At the Double L Ranch, we teach riding with a focus on complete horsemanship.
Our professional staff has been trained in all phases of horsemanship.
We are all committed to working with our students to reach their goals.
We have top-quality lesson horses, for those of you who don't have a horse.
Give us a call. We are looking forward to enhancing your riding experience!
TRAIL CHALLENGE CLINICS
At the Double L Ranch
The Double L Ranch invites all riders who are interested in learning how to partner with your horse or mule and how to successfully and safely ride a trail challenge.
Linda Laird will be coaching the clinics with all clinics designed to teach important skills including how to read a trail course, cowboy etiquette, confidence and partnering with your animal to allow you and your animal to safely negotiate any trail challenge. You will learn how to negotiate obstacles at any level and how to build your, and your animals’ skills.
Sign up: Call Linda at (760) 872-3515 or (760) 937-1026,
or Debbie Barbieri at (760) 590-4686
What: Trail Clinics
Time: 12:00 noon to ????
Cost: $50 each
When: 1st Sunday of the month:
Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4,
and March 4
Where: Double L Ranch
1181 Ruldolph Rd.
Bishop CA 93514
ultimate cowboy trail challenge
Awards to Top Youth Rider 12yrs & under; Top Youth Rider 13yrs-17yrs; Top Amateur Rider 18yrs-50yrs; Top Amateur Rider 51+yrs; Top Professional Rider; Top Horse/Top Mule; Top Donkey
Over $3000 in prizes!
Awesome Contestant BBQ – Silent Auction – Raffle Gifts & Music
Spectators welcome the whole weekend!