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Homeplace Ranch offers rides, lessons and awareness programs for all skill levels and interests. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact Mac directly for custom programs and offerings that meet your needs.
From trail rides to lessons and corporate retreats, Homeplace Ranch offers an experience for everyone! Daily offers are outlined below. Homeplace Ranch also works with businesses, schools and individuals to create custom programs that meet your needs. Contact Mac for opportunities. Minimum age to participate in any ride or program is 7 years old. All skill levels welcome! Maximum weight (with some exceptions) is 220lbs. ***Please note: At the time of booking, you will be asked the height, weight, and skill level of all riders - please have this information ready!
Combine lessons and awareness programs with a trail ride to receive a discount and expand your experience at Homeplace Ranch!
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!
Half day trail rides
Indulge your senses in a 2.5 hour horse introduction and trail ride with Mac as he guides you through rolling Alberta Foothills on horseback.
You will start your experience with specific instructions on mounting, dismounting, leading and cues for your horse to ensure a smooth ride. Take a moment to ride in the arena to get the feel of your horse and settle into your saddle.
Once on the trail, you can expect spectacular vistas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and sprawling mountain meadows covered with wildflowers and wildlife. This horseback experience is for riders of all experience levels
Morning and afternoon rides run year round (depending on weather) by appointment only.
Phone 403-969-4444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $135/person (+ 5%GST )
Riding & Horsemanship Lessons
Alberta’s own horse whisperer and owner of Homeplace Ranch, Mac MaKenny, has a true sense of the compassion and awareness that is required to be a horse person. With years of experience under his belt coupled with a great deal of passion, he is a much sought after instructor both on the ground and in the saddle. If you are looking to better appreciate and understand horses while increasing your skill and awareness in communication and partnership with a horse, this is your opportunity.
Join Mac for a one-on-one or group lesson. You will learn horse communication, handling and cues, safe mounting and dismounting, horse control, trail etiquette and trail obstacle navigation. Maximum group size is 4 people.
Lessons run year round (weather permitting), by arrangement with Mac.
Phone: 403-969-4444 or email: email@example.com
Cost: $160/lesson; or $300/2 lessons; or $600/4 lessons (+ 5% GST)
Horse Awareness Program
Have you always wanted to feel comfortable around and understand the connection between human and horse? Well, wait no longer. Join Mac for a one-on-one opportunity to interact with the spirit of the horse and learn from a true cowboy, the gentle way to be with a horse.
During the program you will learn to catch your horse in a field and then safely secure, groom and lead it. You will become familiar with the different types of tack required to care for a horse and above all you will understand how to communicate with your horse through body language and intention. Note: There is no riding during this program.
This program is for everyone, from families wanting to expose their children to horses in a safe environment to adults who have always dreamed of experiencing a special connection with a horse. School groups, special event groups, travelers and corporate groups are welcome.
Classes run year round, and last approximately 1.5 hours.
Arrange directly with Mac at 403-969-4444, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $50/person - $25/additional person (+ 5% GST )
Connect, Learn & Ride Bundle
1 Horse Awareness Session plus 1 Riding Lesson and 1 Half-Day Ride
Cost: $330/person +5%GST
Bundles & Deals
Add a half day ride to any lesson or awareness program and save 20% off of the ride!
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 email@example.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. No onsite debit / credit machines.
Cancellation will not be charged if greater than 48 hours in advance, or by mutual agreement in case of bad weather. See more important information about your ride and experience here.