What to know before arriving:
The safety of our guests and horses is our number one priority. Please review this information to ensure you are prepared for your experience.
What to wear:
Footwear is very critical - guests must have smooth soled shoes or boots with at least a one inch heel. Riding boots (either Western or English) are great, but dress boots or even rubber boots work well also.
Jeans or long pants, a long sleeved shirt (for riding through the trees), and layers for warmth or light rain are recommended. Do not wear short pants that do not cover down to the ankle - as riding will be very uncomfortable!
Helmets are optional, but a good idea, especially for junior riders. If a proper riding helmet is not available, a good fitting bicycle helmet or hockey helmet is adequate. A cowboy hat is always acceptable - we love to see our riders share the spirit - but must be secured with a rodeo string (a string under the chin) to avoid the hat blowing off and spooking your horse.
Minimum age is 7 years old... No maximum!
Weight limit is 220 lbs, except for an experienced or long legged rider, when we may be able to make an exception.
When you call, please be prepared to give the height, weight, and riding level for each rider - so that we can match you with the right horse!
While we have dogs and other animals at the ranch, please leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of our horses.
Booking, cancellation and important payment information:
We will require a credit card number upon booking, but only in case of last minute cancellation.
Please pay for your ride in cash, by cheque made out to Homeplace Ranch at the time of your ride, or by e-transfer to HomeplaceRanch1@gmail.com (prior to your ride.) Note: There is limited internet access at the ranch. If paying by e-transfer, discuss with Mac at the time of booking. No debit or credit card accepted on site.
Cancellation will not be charged if greater than 48 hours in advance, or by mutual agreement in case of bad weather.
Other important information
You will be contacted to reschedule if weather prevents a safe riding experience.
Please contact Mac directly for availability. Phone: 403-969-4444 or email: HomeplaceRanch1@gmail.com
COVID-19 Policy: We are fully observing social distancing and AHS guidelines when working with and around the horses. Please wear a mask while at the ranch until you are on your horse and distanced. Mac and our wranglers will be observing social distancing when we are teaching or assisting riders. We will be restricting group size to a maximum of 5-6 riders, and once you are up on the horse, you are social distancing naturally!