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Our goal is to market the finest American Quarter Horses to Horse Enthusiasts Worldwide. We are the exclusive marketers of the J Bar Stenberg Ranch “J bar S” Quarter Horses. The J bar S has produced ranch bred and raised horses since the 1880’s (over 140 years). Their selection criteria coupled with their environment and love of superb horses have resulted in the most genetically balanced western ranch performance horses in existence.

Horses of Montana has business contacts with some of the most respected horse programs in The West and would love to assist you in acquiring that perfect horse of your dreams, be it in a western discipline or the “Sport of Kings”, Polo. Our Horses are fully guaranteed for heath, disposition and ability. We coordinate the transport and delivery of your horse. We will be with you when you receive your new horse. If desired, we will help you and your horse get started with riding and care assistance. Horses of Montana offers elite horses and delivers elite customer support and care. Let us help you fulfill your dream.

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As a multigenerational ranching family, we are appalled at the misrepresentation that takes place in the horse world that cause so much injury and pain. Horses are large, strong and capable of causing great injury to their riders or handlers. We take very seriously our role to represent a horse accurately to a buyer in order to match horse and rider.


The Stenberg Family grew up in the saddle and can handle horses in almost any circumstance. We do realize that the future of the Horse Industry is not in producing high octane performance horses for rodeo and events but rather in producing steady ranch horses for the typical horse lover.


When we have a horse that spins on a dime and can bust a cinch on a takeoff, it’s great, however that high octane horse needs to be ridden by a cowboy or eventer and will be represented as a performance horse or cowboy horse by us.


When we have a horse that is quiet and steady that we have crossed rivers, been on mountain trails, and herded cattle on range, only then do we feel this horse is worthy of being call  a ranch horse, a Ranch Horse does not spin circles in a herd of cattle causing them to spook. NO, a ranch horse has a calm settling effect on both cattle and their rider. This is why a true Ranch Horse is in so much demand, SAFETY!!!


Only when we are confident that a horse meets this level of training experience, and natural temperament do we represent him a J-S Ranch Horse and recommend him for your family.



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We are a large thirteen member family with many little cowboys and cowgirls. We all work with horses and cattle every day. We have witnessed serious horse wrecks that leave a lasting effect on both horse and rider. Our family members are as precious to us as your family is to you. This is the basis for our training and sales program: SAFETY!!!!!!! Because of our extensive ranching history and accrued horse knowledge and experience that put us in a unique position to match you with your perfect horse.

Most of our horses are born and raised right here on the J-S. They are the result of our reputation stallions mated to our fancy ladies. These colts spend their first years on range as part of a range herd. When the opportunity arises we purchase additional cow bred horses from area ranches. Cow horse bred horses are used on working ranches because they have been bred through genetic selection to withstand the mental pressure and confusion of working cattle and still remain calm and cool headed. We feel this bred in; cool headed nature is of utmost importance when considering rider safety. There are very few horses that can process the extreme activity and confusion of working cattle, but the cow horse is able to because he is bred and trained to do so.

We take these cow bred horses and train them to be finished ranch horses. These ranch horses are in high demand by individuals or families wanting the most steadfast and level headed horse possible. Our ranch horses not only have been bred to be a stead fast horse but also have been trained and exposed to an incredible range of varied challenges and experiences that have desensitized them to the normal over reaction seen in conventionally trained horses in an arena setting.

Before you purchase your new horse we would like to invite you to our Montana Ranch and spend time with the soon to be your horse. You will receive riding pointers if needed and an opportunity to ride him, first in the arena and then under the Big Sky. Your new horse is anxious to show you what his world looks like. This chance to bond with your horse makes both of your transitions a lot smoother. Sometimes, if you would rather, we will come with your horse and personally introduce the two of you and spend the time needed to help you bond together.

SAFETY AND  MATCHING HORSE AND RIDER IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. Let us use our multigenerational accrued knowledge of horses and horse training to find you the most perfect and safest horse for you and your family.

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Support for the children of Fallen Warriors

We are a Military family and have a strong desire to support the families of our Fallen Warriors. Multiple organizations do wonderful work supporting these families in various ways. One area that we have identified is with the opportunity for Equine sports and competition for the children of our Fallen Warriors. By providing training camps at the ranch in all things horse, then providing, again at no cost to these youngsters, top quality performance horses to actually show and compete in the discipline of the youngster’s choice, we are filling a small part of that void left behind by that parent that gave their life for the freedom we enjoy each and every day.

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