The Stenberg Family has been training and using horses as far back in our history as available records can show, at least since the 1880’s in America and for many generations prior to that in Norway. Horses have been and will continue to be the centerpiece of the Stenberg Family.
While we love working with horses and the whole western horse lifestyle, and yes we become very attached to our favorite buddy horses, we fully understand that in order for a horse to develop mentally he has to be trained in a way that gives him a clear purpose and meaning to the direction of his rider. It has to make horse sense to the horse. Horses have to be taught the way they naturally learn, BY DOING!
J Bar Stenberg Ranch is situated in the fertile Mission Valley of Western Montana at approximately 3,000 feet elevation. Five miles to the east the Mission Range make a vertical climb of over 7,000 feet from the valley floor to their elevation of 10,000 feet which makes for an awesome site!
The Ranch is part of the very first cattle operation in the state of Montana. The St. Ignatius Mission founded in 1854 by Jesuit Priests and operated by the Church still today, already had a cow herd of over a thousand head by the time the first commercial cattle herds were starting in other areas of Montana. The National Bison Range is just a few miles away, and wild herds of buffalo and elk can be seen daily from the Ranch.
The Ranch is a breeder of: Seedstock Black Angus, Red Charolais, Red Angus cattle, Hampshire Sheep and stock bred Quarter Horses.
The Stenberg’s also raise big, beautiful families!