Earn Your Spurs Courses

We’re offering half-day and full-day courses going over general riding skills, horsemanship, and basics of trail riding. Spend the day out at M&M Ranch and learn more about horses while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the foothills. Earn Your Spurs is great for beginners, “rusty” riders or those who just want to spend more time with horses!

Half Day Courses – see below. We’re offering half-day courses going over the basics of riding.
Full Day Courses – see below. Spend the whole day out at M&M Ranch and learn more about horses.
Weekend Packages – see below.

Half Day Courses

Half Day Lesson Blocks

Price: $450.00 CAD per person

For 2019, we’re offering half-day lesson blocks. 1 lesson a week for 4 weeks, on Saturdays from 1:30-4:30pm.

Our “Earn Your Spurs” lesson program is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of riding a horse, get into trail riding, horsemanship and how to take care of a horse in general. Our blocks of 4 lessons go over general riding basics and horsemanship over a 4-week course.

Lesson 1: Horse behaviour, grooming, tacking, riding aids, 15-20 minutes in arena

Lesson 2: Grooming and tacking, riding in the arena and on the trail, horse theory, trail etiquette

Lesson 3: Grooming and tacking, trotting demo and lunge line, trail ride, horse theory

Lesson 4: Trotting, cantering (depending on group), trail ride

2019 Dates

Block 1: 

  • 27 April 2019
  • 4 May 2019
  • 11 May 2019
  • 25 May 2019

Block 2:

  • 1 June 2019
  • 8 June 2019
  • 15 June 2019
  • 22 June 2019

Block 3:

  • 7 September 2019
  • 14 September 2019
  • 21 September 2019
  • 5 October 2019

Full Day Courses

Full Day Group Lessons

Price: $250.00 CAD per person

In small groups you can gain skills over a series of lessons. Some practice time will be in the arena, however, most exercises are on the trail in the beautiful setting of the foothills.

Progress at your own pace through 3 levels and you will be ready to enjoy trail riding in the mountains, a Pack Trip or the Season’s Pass membership. We broke the course down into 3 levels to make it easier and more comprehendible. Read more about each level here.

Our “Earn Your Spurs” lesson program is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of riding a horse, get into trail riding, horsemanship and how to take care of a horse in general.

Learning about riding and horsemanship can be a lifelong process, and one can never say that they know everything. Our aim is to teach you enough to ride in a comfortable way and open the doors to the amazingly varied and interesting world of horses.

2019 Dates

Level 1 Dates

  • 13 July 2019
  • 17 August 2019

Level 2 Dates

  • 14 July 2019
  • 18 August 2019

Level 3 Dates

  • On Demand

Weekend Packages

Weekend Packages

Price: $450.00 CAD per person. Includes “EYS” Level 1 and 2

We are now offering a weekend package which allows you to fully appreciate and understand horses and just what exactly goes into caring for them! Combining 2 full day courses, this experience allows you to cover the material for Level 1 and Level 2 over a weekend in the foothills.

Earn Your Spurs Weekend Getaway

Price: $590.00 CAD per person

Spend a full weekend out at M&M Ranch and learn everything you can about horses! We are offering a “Weekend Getaway” in which you can combine your weekend package with a stay in “The Barn.” Get yourself out of the city for a weekend and fully immerse yourself in the world of horses! What you get:

  • 2 full day courses (Levels 1 & 2)
  • 1 night accommodation in “The Barn”
  • Breakfast and dinner

Add 1 night (Friday) to your weekend getaway: $140.00 per person

2019 Dates

Weekend 1

  • Level 1: 13 July 2019
  • Level 2: 14 July 2019

Weekend 2

  • Level 1: 17 August 2019
  • Level 2: 18 August 2019

“No hour is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston Churchill