Because we practice natural horsemanship at our ranch here in Kamloops, our horses are level headed and responsive on the trails.
Meet our herd of Ranch Horses below. They can’t wait to head out for a trail ride with you!
Ace, 14 yr old Rocky Mountain Gelding:
Ace helped me in my Natural Horsemanship journey. Being a left brain introvert he gave me many puzzles to solve. He discovered how to open gates with his nose, loves treats and likes to play fight in the herd! Solid Rocky Mountain gelding and very smooth on the trails.
Elisha, 27 yr old Arabian/Bashkir Mare:
Elisha is semi retired and goes out on the trails every now and then, but mostly used for pony rides with kids on her back. She loves to be groomed and her manes braided!
Gunner is a big sweet heart but gets himself in trouble every now and then! We have been lucky with good Veterinarian responses every time, but he keeps us on our toes. Lovely to ride but can be a bit spooky in the front! In the herd you can find him at Noha and little Billy’s side.
Billy, 3 yr old QH Colt:
Billy was born April 13 2016. He is fully halter-broke and loves to play with humans and members of the herd. He is a cheeky little colt who changes colors all the time. Very curious what colour will be underneath his winter coat! We started Billy in the fall 2018 with saddle training and he is very responsive. Fast learner. We will let him grow and fill out and then start riding him on the trails in 2021 when he is 5 yrs of age and well prepared!
Blacky, 24 yr old Standard-bred Gelding:
Blacky is our indisputable herd leader, very wise and calm cool and collected. We retired him in 2016, due to arthritis in his hind legs. Still a great babysitter for the little kids who get pony rides in the arena and can help grooming him.
Jewel, 8 yr old Palomino QH Mare:
Jewel has had an extensive training at the ranch and tested us with her left brain introvert character. She surprised us many times by letting us think her being stubborn while she was actually afraid. We learned a lot from her, and she has become a great trail horse for our guests.
Bobby, 17 yr old QH Gelding:
Beautiful calm and responsive quarter horse who loves the trails. Great Teacher in our Natural Horsemanship Courses!
Rocky, 13 yr Palomino Mustang Gelding:
Rocky amazes us with his beautiful character. He is an awesome trail horse who neck reins, loves to jump, and in the herd he plays a lot with Yukon to test ‘who is who in the Zoo!
Brandy, 20 yr old Rocky Mountain Mare:
Brandy is our Cadillac when it comes to smooth trail riding. She can be ridden English or western in a bosal. Very responsive trail horse and a dream to ride. In the herd she is the bossy alpha mare and in a true relationship with Black.
Spartacus, 12 yr old American Paint Gelding:
Our volunteer Sarah named him, and yes he still has this very cute face. He is a great trail horse and has a beautiful trot and canter.
Buck, 15 yr old Standard-bred Gelding:
Bucky is an insecure big horse, ridden most of the time by Bernadette in the front! He came from the race track and sadly dealing with nervous issues. Has a lovely brisk walk, which is great for keeping the right pace for group riding.
Spurr, 13 yr old QH Gelding:
Good ol’ Spurr with his dreamy eyes. He is obsessed with food, which is not good for him, so we have to separate him sometimes from the grazing herd. All our volunteers are instantly in love with him and spend undemanding time with him, when he is not on the trail rides.
Chance, 33 yr old Mustang Pony:
Chance is our Kids horse. On the trails he neck reins and has lovely jog to keep up with his short legs. The kids love to groom and braid his beautiful manes. In the herd he started playing with Yukon which is quite special since he used to be a bit of a loner.
Storm. 16 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding:
Our biggest boy 16.3 hh. With a beautiful trot and canter. Storm loves to cuddle and groom and is usually around Cochise when in the herd.
Charlie, 17 yr old Standard-bred Gelding:
A big boy 16.2 hh. Who plots along on the trails. If you want a calm and gentle trail ride Charlie is your boy!
Sully, 16 yr old Standard-bred Gelding:
Sullivan has naughty twinkly eyes but is a big sweetheart who loves the trails and can go all day long.
Chip, 28 yr old Appaloosa Gelding:
Chip still thinks he is a teenager when in the herd, but super responsive on the trails. We use him mostly for younger people a few times a week!
Bella, 7 yr old Canadian / Paint Mare:
We added Bella in 2018 to our herd. A young beautiful big black mare who settles in nice. We started natural horsemanship with her in the fall and already ride her bitless. She is very sensitive and quite perceptive to different things but likes to please. Bella will become a solid trail horse with more miles and exposure.
Cochise, 17 yr old Paint Gelding:
Cochise is a 15.2 hh trail horse who is quite sensitive and super responsive to aids. Lovely canter and trot! He loves to buddy up with Storm when in the herd.
Thor, 9 yr old Fjord Gelding:
When Thor arrived at the ranch fall 2016 and tried to become leader of the herd, but wise old Blacky didn’t allow him yet! Maybe in a few years when he becomes wiser and more mature! Thor has become a solid trail horse / pony, who loves to jump over little logs and small water crossings!
Conan, 21 yr old Percheron/QH Gelding:
Conan is another big boy, 16.2 hh who is a gentle giant on the trails. He takes his time, loves to graze and hang out with Chance.
Yukon, 4 yr old Mustang Colt:
Yukon is our BC Wildie! We rescued him from the Washington border where he roamed with 7 other babies. This journey is very fascinating for all of us, since he was truly wild and untouched before he arrived at the ranch. With lots of patience, love language and leadership he has blossomed and trusts humans which has made us better teachers. He brought many gifts to the herd. With his presence in the herd, even the timid horses develop more play and exuberance!
Easy, 21 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding:
Easy still thinks after all these years that Brandy is his momma, which she is not plus she doesn’t even like him. Easy is gaited and super smooth on the trails. Very light and produces a dream canter!
Raven 7yr old Percheron / Canadian Gelding:
In August 2018 we bought this young Big Black Percheron Gelding. Raven is a gentle giant who is learning all the natural horsemanship aids, but still green on the trails and still adapting to life in a herd environment. (Before he came to us he lived an isolated life with Bella)