Guided Horse Riding Guided Horse Riding at Mica Mountain Lodge Guided Horse Riding at Mica Mountain Lodge Guided Horse Riding at Mica Mountain LodgeAll rides are guided and include western riding instruction.
All prices are in Canadian funds and taxes are included.

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.

Tour Choices

Guided Horseback Riding Tours
Great Lookout Ride Great Lookout Ride Scenic Mountain Ride
1 hour trips 2 hour trips 4 hour trips
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Horse Whispering

Horsewhisperer Horsewhisperer at Mica Mountain Lodge Horsewhisperer at Mica Mountain Lodge Horsewhisperer at Mica Mountain LodgeDiscover the methods behind the magic of horse whisper­ing and learn to speak the language of Equus, the natural language of horses.

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

The Rescue of Belle and SundanceOn 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.