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Letting go . . .

Are you ready to let go of what no longer allows you to be free, to be you, and discover the strengths within you?

“Linda is a beautiful coach. She is attentive and stays present moment to moment. Linda communicates a safety and also an ability to stay with her client in the midst of uncertainty, helping to bring understanding and awareness.” ~ Mary – Summit, WI

“June’s presence is truly powerful.  She is patient and intuitive and has a wonderful equine connection”  -~AA from Arizona


There is no better place than the breathtaking mountains of Montana. You will be pampered with home cooked meals, massages, the fuzzy muzzle of a horse, and that much sought after peace and quiet.  You will gain strength and courage through the horses, your coaches, and riding in this beautiful, empowering country.  This is an opportunity to learn what in your life no longer serves you and nourish what does.  Grit and grace go hand in hand in transforming your dreams.

Equine Gestalt Coaches and life- long horse women, June Voldseth and Linda Bruce have created an experience where you will learn to connect, grow, and let go in the presence of a horse. Horses are beautiful listeners and teachers. They bring into our awareness what we already know, without judgment or prejudice.

Our Cowgirl Retreat is for anyone interested in healing and change.  Are you searching for deeper meaning in your life?   Are you experiencing a significant life transition?  Searching for hope?  Or maybe in need of healing after a rough relationship or loss of a loved one?  Are you tired of the trauma or PTSD in your life?  Or simply ready to let go and live a more fulfilled life? 

Each day we will meet in a group circle with the horses and then saddle up and let the horses and mother nature work their charm as we ride through the mountains and meadows.  It is hard to beat the strength they share with us.

We believe you have within YOU everything you have been seeking. 


Sunday evening we’ll enjoy a delicious home cooked dinner and take time to get to know each other. The following days will include experiential group learning with our horses.  Other times, we will be off and riding this big beautiful country. You can enrich your experience with a relaxing massage (extra charge).  

DATES:  July 30 – August 3 and August 6 – 10, 2023

LENGTH OF STAY:  4 nights, 3 ½ days (Sunday late afternoon thru Thursday lunch)

LOCATION: Bonanza Creek Ranch, Martinsdale, MT

COST: $3000.  Includes lodging, meals, activities, horseback riding, coaching and new life skills.  A $60 Montana tax will be added.                         

CAPACITY:  Limited to 8 – 10 women 21 years and older – perfect for mothers and daughters, sisters, friends, or come on your own.

COACHING: Group coaching involves everyone in a circle supporting and relating to each other in a safe place allowing the horse to do their work and heal us.  Private coaching is a trusting relationship between the coach, you, and the horse in a one on one setting. 

HORSESYou will connect with horses on the ground at different levels and experience riding in beautiful Montana.  Come and meet the herd. 

RIDING:  Part of the charm of Bonanza Creek is the rugged beautiful country we get to ride, and part of the letting go and healing  is spending time on a horse and soaking in the strength of the mountains and the forests.  To best enjoy and have fun, everyone needs to have riding experience and be able to canter outside an arena.  

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If cancellation must occur, 50% of the deposit will be refunded prior to April 1st if that time can be rebooked.  After April 1st, deposits are non-refundable.  We recommend trip insurance.

Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch is a family owned cattle ranch in the Castle Mountains of Montana where beautiful scenery, good honest horses, adventurous riding, western hospitality, and life empowerment await you.


You can register by calling Bonanza Creek Ranch at (406) 572-3366 (winter and spring) or 406 572-3396 (summer and fall) or online at Retreat Reservations. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
Read more about Bonanza Creek’s Cowgirl Retreats.


Linda Bruce strongly values the seeking of truth and answers to create a full life for oneself. This never-ending process has brought her to a place of combining her social work, counseling, Equine Gestalt Coaching, life and horse experience together. Her passion is bringing humans and horses together to create an environment of discovery while finding the healing powers that exist within each of us. Linda owns and runs Soulful Prairies, located an hour north of Chicago. For more information go to



June Voldseth started Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch in 1993. It was a way for her to spend time with two of her passions, horses and people. But life stepped in with much more. Not only has the guest ranch been a fun adventure, but a learning, inspiring, empowering, life changing one.  At the perfect time, along came awareness of the Touched By A Horse life coaching program and the opportunity to truly make Bonanza Creek a place to learn to live your dreams.

June has a love of people, horses, cattle, dogs, and the outdoors, especially the mountains of Montana. She is a working ranch wife, mother of 3, and “nana” to 8 grandkids. She is a graduate of Montana State University and a certified coach with the Touched By A Horse program.

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