My daughter and I spent four days at Free Rein Ranch in mid-June. We are both riders and owned a horse for many years so it was very important to us to find a ranch where horses are treated with love and respect and where the well-being of the horses is paramount. Debbie surpassed our expectations. She is a wonderful proponent of natural horsemanship, a talented teacher and is extremely patient with both humans and horses. My daughter and I are English riders and Debbie helped us to appreciate the differences between western and English riding. I was so impressed that guests work with their horses to form a relationship before getting on them. Debbie never rushed the process and gave us and the horses a great deal of her time. It was an utter pleasure riding these happy horses in such a beautiful landscape. We had lots of choice about the length of our rides as well as destinations. The wranglers were equally pleasant and helpful, were excellent guides and adhered to Debbie's philosophy of respect for horses and patience when working with them. Debbie's parents were wonderful. Her mother made delicious meals for us and was happy to modify her dishes to meet the needs of my daughter who is a vegetarian. I would heartily recommend Free Rein Ranch for experienced as well as beginning riders. It is a good place for anyone who loves horses and enjoys the peace and tranquility of a beautiful environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned guest ranch located in the wilderness of the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. ... more less