Regretfully there is no licensed horse back outfitter in Tete Jaune or Valemount at this time. The nearest outfitter we highly recommend is Pyramid Riding Stables in Jasper. At this point we are looking into options for you.
Horse whispering is still available and hosted by Birgit Stutz at Falling Star Ranch. Birgit is a highly qualified gold certified horse trainer.
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Join us as we build a partnership with a horse based on mutual trust and respect. Guests get to learn the secret techniques of the horse whisperers and try their hand, one-on-one, with one of the horses. This is an exciting and exhilarating activity for the entire family. No horse experience necessary.
$30 per person minimum of 2 people , 1.5 hrs
The Rescue of Belle and Sundance:
A Miracle on Mount Renshaw By Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan
On December 15, 2008, two snowmobilers discovered a pair of abandoned horses atop B.C.’s Mount Renshaw in the Canadian Rockies.
Belle and Sundance were a sorry sight -- they were emaciated, shivering and trapped in a small shelter they had made for themselves by tramping down the six-footdeep snow. Next morning,a party of four from the nearby town of McBride was sent back up the mountain with a bale of hay, a handgun and a heartbreaking choice to make: either feed the horses, or shoot them.
The four agreed: there was an undeniable glimmer in the eyes of Belle and Sundance, and the decision was made to feed them. But saving the two horses would require a lot more than hay.
Weighing their options, many people in McBride decided to pull on their long johns and pitch in -- they would dig, by hand, the three-foot-wide, six-foot-deep, kilometre-long tunnel that became Belle and Sundance’s route to freedom.
The Rescue of Belle and Sundance takes the reader up that starkly beautiful but bitterly cold mountain to the heart of the struggle to save two horses. In this account, with its grim beginning and its glad and joyful end, Stutz and Scanlan recreate the rescue that sent a message of hope and compassion around the world.
About the Authors
BIRGIT STUTZ was a key member of the rescue team. A Chris Irwin gold certified riding coach and journalist, she lives on Falling Star Ranch in Dunster ‚near McBride in northeastern British Columbia
LAWRENCE SCANLAN based in Kingston, Ontario worked with Monty Roberts on his New York Times bestseller The Man Who Listens to Horses, and is the author of nine books about horses, including The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World’s Greatest Racehorse. His most recent book is A Year ofLiving Generously.
Published by Harper CollinsCanada LTD. 20th November 2010/HC $24.99 hardcover & $14.99 softcover. If you like a signed copy of the book please contact Birgit at 250 968 6801.