Our friendly horses pull up to 7 adults around our yard in the Ibex Valley in our Santa Sleigh.
Hire the horses for your private event! Birthday, office party, kids camp, wedding, etc. If a team of horses will add to the experience, give us a shout to discuss! We can host in our yard or truck the works to your location.
We get hauled around by our very laid back, friendly, big boned mountain horses. They are all percheron/quarter horse crosses and are pretty keen on treats.
Johnny and June are half brother and sister. Even though June is our smallest and youngest horse, she rules the roost. She has the little white snipe on the left side of her nose.
Dolly and Reba are full sisters. They are our big girls. Dolly is 2 years older and her nose is a little bit lighter. Reba is a few pounds heavier.
We are 18km from the North Klondike Highway turn off when heading west on the Alaska Highway towards Haines Junction. Once you pass the Takhini Crossing pullout with info. signs and mailboxes at Km 1454, keep an eye out for our driveway on the north/right hand side of the Alaska highway at Km 1455. There is a Canadian and Yukon flag at the end of the driveway and big reflectors on the flag poles if its dark out. It's #93689 and there are blue gates to go through (please close behind you). Once in the yard, turn right down the hill. You will see the wall tent and horses by now. Please park somewhere by the horse trailer.
In good driving conditions we are 10 minutes from the North Klondike Highway turn off so plan for that. We, along with everybody else, have a very busy schedule this time of year so please do your best to be punctual. We have built in some time between rides for pictures and to keep on schedule, but if you are more than 20 minutes late we may have to cancel that ride out of respect for the other bookings. We would much rather you arrive 15 minutes early than 15 minutes late. If you are early and we are out on the sleigh, feel free to check out the wall tent or say hi to the other fat horses in the corrals.
* PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THE CORRALS OR FEED THE HORSES IF WE ARE NOT AROUND *
WARM WINTER GEAR as this is an outdoor event! There is a wall tent to warm up in before and after the ride, but while on the sleigh you provide your own heat so dress appropriately. We will provide some blankets but you should dress like there is nothing. Layer up as it makes the ride much more enjoyable for everyone when you’re toasty! It is typically colder but less windy in the Ibex Valley compared to Whitehorse so expect that. If it is -25 we will still operate but give you the option. If it is -30 or below we will cancel the ride. We can either provide a refund or do our best to reschedule when this happens.
MUG/THERMOS. We will have disposable cups if needed, but if you have a favorite mug or want something that won’t spill on the sleigh, bring that.
We provide hot chocolate, tea, and some cookies. If you’d like anything besides that, please bring it along!
There will be a wall tent with a wood stove to warm up in, but the bathroom is an outhouse, so probably best to take care of any nature calls beforehand if possible.
This clinic is designed to get people started in the wonderful world of horse packing. We would start by going over all the basics and practicing at our ranch in the ibex valley before we put your newly developed skills to use on an overnight trip in the mountains.
While this course is designed to train people looking to work in the tourism industry, it is by no means exclusively for those people. It could just be a fun experience where you learn a little bit about that way of life, get some experience working with bush horses, and get the invaluable opportunity to forget about your real job. A family looking for something new, horse crazy person looking for an excuse to play with horses, bored person looking for an adventure, people wanting to meet new people, whatever you want!
Who is welcome:
- Anyone with a good attitude and moderately physically fit (need to be able to walk a while and get up on a horse).
- Anyone 14 years old and up.
- No horse experience necessary.
Up to 8 people.
If you want to change or cancel your booking up to one week before the original daye, there will be a 10% fee. We will return your deposit, less 10%. If you want to chance or cancel within 7 days of your ride, we will try to sell your spot. If the spot does not sell, we will retain the whole deposit. If it does sell, we will return your deposit, less 10%.
If it is colder than -25 we will cancel the rides and offer a full refund or full credit to reschedule for another date.
Obviously emergencies happen and we will deal with them on an individual basis, but please do your best to pick the time that works for you and your group!