about us

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.




We offer



Full Training   
$425 per month + board
Animal ridden 5 days a week, 
essons included.

Half Training   
$275 per month + board
Animal ridden 3 days a week,
essons 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 

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
  • Parades



our mission

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!


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

Check in at 11:30

Time: 12:00  noon to ????

Cost: $50 each

When: Sunday March 3, 2019

Where: Double L Ranch

               1181 Ruldolph Rd.

               Bishop CA 93514




ultimate cowboy trail challenge


September 14-16, 2018

Annual event held every fall. Prizes include $1,000 to the winner, and money, prizes, gifts, and ribbons for first- through tenth-place finishers. Come also for the raffle, silent auction, pit BBQ, and music!
Contact Linda at (760) 872-3515 or Kris at (951) 201-2646 for more information.


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!

Read the Ultimate Cowboy Trail Challenge official rules and guidelines




Double L Ranch

1181 Rudolph Rd, Bishop, Ca 93514

phone (760) 872-3515        mobile (760) 937-1026

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