Meet the Ya-Hoo Crew
Sky, returning for her seventh year as a guide, is also the managing owner of Ya-Hoo. She started trail riding in the back country at just a year old. Growing up she participated in 4-H, rodeo, and trained horses. In her off time she could be found playing every sport under the sun. While McCall has become like a second home to Sky, she says the reason she has kept coming back is for the memories and relationships created through the business.
Paityn, a recent graduate from the University of Idaho and newly crowned Miss Capital City, will be returning for her third year of guiding. Growing up Paityn played various sports, competed in figure skating, and spent every chance she had around horses. Her passion for learning and horses has continued with her and has helped her in becoming a valuable part of the Ya-Hoo crew.
Amber, while new to guiding, is no stranger to the outdoors and horses. She grew up riding with friends and family and eventually got a few horses of her own. She is a teacher at Grangeville High School who loves to spend every minute she can in the great outdoors. In January she became the mom to a bundle of sass, beauty, and sure to be horse crazy baby girl named Harper. We can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for this duo!
Shelby, a recent graduate from Montana State University, has been horse crazy her whole life. She has competed in high school and local rodeo, horse shows, and 4-H. In recent years she has worked with reining cow horses and given riding lessons. In her free time you can find her hiking, fishing, hunting, and getting outdoors any way she can. While she is another new guide to Ya-Hoo, we're sure that her knowledge, go getter attitude, and bubbly personality will make her a valuable part of the crew in no time.
Shiras is a three year old Blue Merle Australian Shepherd who loves fetch and Huckleberries. Having started work for Ya-Hoo at 7 weeks old he knows all the trails like the back of his paw.
RJ, a small sorrel gelding, use to only have reverse. Now he goes anywhere and loves to be in your back pocket.
Concho, a red roan mare, is a laid back easy going gal and is GREAT with kids.
Newt, while small in stature has an attitude just as big as a Clydesdale. He is a grulla gelding and is as smart as they come.
Chico, the gentle giant of the bunch, is a seasoned black gelding. Chico is the best black stallion impersonator we know.
Maggie, a bay mare, has a large appetite and would love to share the local grasses with you. You might just have a best friend for life if you bring her a carrot.
Lucy, a grulla mare, is a smooth and slow ride. If there was a horse to stop and smell the roses it would be Lucy!
Not quite old enough to drive but wanna be behind the wheel of a Mustang? Josie (left) and Penny (right) are two 24 year old mustang mares. They have been at Ya-Hoo for years and are two of the best kids horses you will ever find.
Jazz, a black mare, is a steady gal with a slow gear that will make any trail ride enjoyable.
The Belgian Team
The biggest and sweetest gals on the property are Penny (left) and Dolly (right). These two gentle giants love face scratches and their daily grain. Feel free to come say hello or take a wagon ride with them.
Sedona, a 13 year old grulla paint mare, is a new addition to Ya-Hoo. She has spent most her life competing in rodeo events.
Ace is a black dales pony gelding. Mostly a guides horse he is also used for one horse sleighs in the winter.
Cheyenne, a grey arabian quarter horse mare, use to be a high school rodeo poles and break-away roping horse.
Reba (left), a six year old mule, is as sweet and curious as they come. She was born at the corrals and loves all the attention she can get.
April (right) is a four year old bay mustang quarter horse mare. She is an absolute sweet heart and is a Ya-Hoo horse in training.