Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and love of cowboy life. It has given us a wonderful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. To rediscover my love of horses and become so comfortable around them speaks to your amazing skill and understanding of these magnificent animals.

We've enjoyed hearing and talking about the history and cultural beginnings of Western Canada, reminding us what a great country Canada is ! ,

Jacki and Dennis
 

 


Saddle up ...
Cowgirls and Cowboys at Ride the Wind Ranch 
 
Our Lodge and B&B guests can book a horseback ride at the ranch on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday (fun in a small group; max. of 4 riders)
 May 22. - September 28.
 

As the bookings come in, EITHER
a Horse Experience for the accomplished rider (with loping and
plenty of trotting)
or a Gentle Horse Experience (for comfy style experienced riders
 or beginners)will be offered (not both on the same days).

We invite you to watch our 2 minute movie
  " Cowgirls and Cowboys at Ride the Wind Ranch"

 
Horse Experience for accomplished riders :
if you are looking for a fantastic and very personal experience with a well trained and experienced ranch horse, if you are an accomplished rider (western or english), that will enjoy to be able to trot and lope and explore the Canadian forest, book a half day riding adventure with us.

Thank you for understanding, that in order to offer a longer, sometimes faster and sometimes in demanding forested terrain ride, we ask for the following limits: experienced riders with good balance, ages 12 - 55, weight limit of 95 kg. , riders can get easily on the horse, are agile and have done plenty of loping before.
 
RATES:
Horseback Adventure at Ride the Wind Ranch for experienced riders only in a small group of 1-4.
$ 100.- plus GST per person. Included are:
The horseback ride activity will be about 3 1/2 hours , that includes handling the horses, leading, grooming, saddling, bonding with your horsy, trail riding, unsaddle and brush off after the ride etc.
After breakfast, we meet shortly after 10 a.m. to get the horses ready and have a great time. We are done around 1.30 p.m. Our horses are well trained ranch horses, Paint horses, and love to work for their rider. It is so interesting to explore the Canadian forest, see how well the horses handle the natural trails, and then have wider trails to trot often and some good terrain gives us the opportunity to lope too and close to home ride over the pasture and meet our Texas Longhorn cuties.  We'll make time for photos while out riding, bring your camera and we make sure, you will have plenty of wonderful images for you to remember your time with "your" horse out in nature.
 
Texas Longhorns: Upon availability an extra half hour can be added to spend time taking our small group of Texas Longhorns into the corral, feed them grain or let them eat fresh grass, photo opportunities, sort them out and let them out on the pasture. ( $ 25.- plus GST per person)
 
Gentle Horse Experience, for experienced riders and beginners, very relaxed and easy going, lots to learn:
You may have experience riding horses, but would prefer to go on an easy going ride or if you are a beginner and are looking for a relaxed way to learn everything about a horse. If you have a love for animals, but never had the chance to take up riding or only a little bit. Also if you are younger than 12 or older than 55 ,  this is the horse experience for you. You will learn lots about horses and have a pleasant ride walking the horses in the Canadian forest. 
Thank you for understanding, that the ages limit for our beginner rides will be 10-60, weight limit of 95 kg. , riders can get easily on the horse and are agile.
 
RATES:
Horseback Adventure at Ride the Wind Ranch for beginner riders in a small group of 1-4.
$ 90.- plus GST per person on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Included are:
The horseback ride activity will be about 2 1/2 hours , that includes lot of instruction about the gentle handling of the horses, leading, grooming, saddling up, bonding with your horsy, trail riding, unsaddle and brush off after the ride etc. After breakfast, we meet shortly after 10 a.m. to get the horses ready and have a great time. We are just before 1 p.m. The first hour or so is spent with hands-on learning about the horses, how to understand them and learn how to put the western saddle on as well as the basics of western riding. Our horses are well trained ranch horses, Paint horses, and take good care of their rider. They are very experienced and save. After the learning experience at the ranch it is time to enjoy a pleasant, easy ride in the Canadian forest.
 
Texas Longhorns: Upon availability an extra half hour can be added to spend time taking our small group of Texas Longhorns into the corral, feed them grain or let them eat fresh grass, photo opportunities, sort them out and let them out on the pasture.  ( $ 25.- plus GST per person)

Guests that would like to do horseback riding on Wednesday as well,  can
choose from different riding places to go to.
Some outfitters are in the mountains with scenic mountain trails,
or a trail ride at an old western town.
PS: Often they are not open first part of May and they close middle of September.
 
 
For young kids or beginners, that are looking for just an hour ride,
there is a trail riding outfit only 5 minutes from us, that will be a wonderful experience and fits their
riding abilities perfectly.
 
-one hour drive into the Rockies: McKenzie Trails West
- 50 min. drive to an old Western Town:
- only a 5 minute drive to:
Wilderness Village Trail Rides ,Wagon Rides ,
Pony Rides  403 845 2103
 

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