Leaping Horse Farm offers a special setting at the base of the majestic Mission Mountains. The 80± acre farm’s perimeter is surrounded by mature, diverse timber that frames its irrigated pastures. A custom log home was built with an exceptional level of craftsmanship in 2009, and the vintage farm home has been completely updated. The two homes overlook the lush valley, the National Bison Range, and the rugged peaks to the east. Adjacent Tribal lands offer direct access to the Mission Dam or a hike into the Mission Mountains.

This property is comprised of 80± deeded acres. Approximately 35 acres are under flood irrigation, and the surrounding perimeter has a variety of foliage that ensures seclusion and privacy. The land varies from slightly sloped pasturelands that transition into thick conifers and deciduous trees blanketing the surrounding hillsides. The beautifully managed forest and contoured land provide spectacular views and several riding trails. Leaping Horse Farm has all newly fenced and cross-fenced pastures allowing horses seemingly unlimited grazing and a dry paddock area.

The horses have the run of all 3 pastures from mid-September until the end of April. Then they are restricted to the two smaller pastures to allow the hay to grow. The first cutting takes place around July 7th, bales (both round and square). After the first cutting, flood irrigation begins until the second cutting around September 15th.

The property backs up to the Tribal wilderness area on the north and east, offering unrestricted horseback riding and hiking trails. The Mission Dam is just a 5-minute walk to the north, where you can fish or swim.


  • 80± deeded acres
  • Exceptional custom 2,376± sq. ft. 2 bed, 2.5 bath log home built in 2009
  • 1937 original farmhouse - remodeled in 2009
  • 1890s sturdy, atmospheric barn for hay storage & tack room
  • 40' x 100' shop for equipment storage
  • Newly fenced 148' x 80' outdoor riding arena
  • Underground utilities
  • 35± acres of hassle-free hay production (60 to 85 tons of good quality grass hay in 2 cuttings (July and September) provides agricultural status for property tax relief.
  • Backs to the majestic Mission Mountains and Tribal wilderness lands
  • Unrestricted horseback  & hiking trails backing up to Mission Damn Lake for swimming and fishing (even with the horses)
  • Privacy and seclusion with close proximity to all amenities: Door-to-door 38 1/2± miles to Missoula International Airport and only 30± minutes to Flathead Lake
  • 6± miles into St. Ignatius, Montana: A diverse and friendly community comprised of Amish, artists, outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts, Salish & Kootenai tribal members, ranchers, farmers and retirees.

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