My visit to Homeplace Ranch was one I'll not forget for a long time. I have ridden horses off and on for years and finally at the Homeplace Ranch feel like I understand what riding is all about... the horse and building the horse and rider relationship. I was given excellent instruction up front on Woody, a wooden horse with saddle and bridle, as to how the horses were trained and how to ask them for what I wanted them to do. I learned that a horse wants to be taken for a ride, not take me for a ride. Understanding this before I got on my horse helped me feel safer and relaxed, and it seemed Pasqualie felt that as well. The other part that was great at the Homeplace was that everyone pitched in and helped with meal time. We helped set the table, we helped serve one another during meals, we helped clean up after the excellent home cooked meals by Karen... just like at home, except we enjoyed it a lot! Then we sat around the lodge and chatted, told stories about our lives and laughed a great deal. I made new friends from England, Germany and Switzerland in one very short week. I didn't really consider myself a rider before this week, but after the lessons I learned at Homeplace Ranch, I do now... I don't know it all, but I know more than I did... thanks to Mac, Nola, Rob (excellent wranglers) and of course, Pasqualie! To learn more about Homeplace Ranch check out their web site at http://www.homeplaceranch.com today!
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- Homeplace Ranch Alberta, Canada - Priddis