Welcome! We’ve tried to make The Horse Ranch website an interesting place for you to visit and mosey around with a bit of information and inspiration. You’ll learn how you can begin or further your Horsemanship education hands-on joining us at Camps we host at the Ranch in Fort St. John and at Clinics offered across Canada and the US.
Annually we host Horsemanship Learning Adventure Holidays – in 2020 – you can join us in Costa Rica in January and new for 2020 – in August we are hosting “Putting Principles to Purpose” an 8 days of immersive learning and challenges where you can experience and improve your horsemanship with a great mix of good times to soak in the scenery at the Ranch – 160 acres designed with horses and our students in mind.
Check out our calendar for dates, details and to book.
Our Horses Development Program is thoughtfully designed in Stages helping you learn in practical ways, for those unable to attend in person – you can complete while you are at home – check out the DVDs which you can purchase online and get started right away.
We’ve asked the question “Do you remember why you got into horses?” It is our belief that everyone whose lives have been touched by horses had a plan, a vision or an inspiration of how good it could be. Or maybe it was just the warmth of their manes, the wonderful smell or the way you felt better about everything whenever you were around them that got you started. Whatever it was, we hope you remember and better yet, you are living it. If you are we would like to be a part of that experience. Perhaps you’ve forgotten or gotten far away from the original dream, why you got into horses in the first place. We would love to to remind you of what that was and bring that dream into your reality. The possibilities are endless and best of all, we’ve found a way that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results with horses.
For everyone who has been a student in the past, we would like to thank you. What we do wouldn’t be possible without you. For those of you we have yet to meet, it would be an honor to be a part of your experience with horses in some way.
For all of you, we hope you will be inspired to come visit us at The Horse Ranch, our home where we live our dream with horses.
What is Natural Horsemanship?
Horsemanship is the way the human interacts with the horse. It is natural because it makes common sense and considers the horse's point of view. It means everything, and if it is right, everything else will be too! Regardless of the dream or discipline, whether it may be cutting, reining, dressage, ranch roping, jumping, or racing, the common denominator is always the horse. If you understand what is important to them, have the ability to read each as an individual and know the how, why, and when of responding, the possibilities for what horse and human can achieve in a partnership are endless. Glenn's clinics are based on these principles and are the study of the Stages Program 1-10, which is compatible with the information taught in the Parelli program.
- It is a system that teaches you to become so good with horses, that even horses will think you’re brilliant.
- It works through an understanding of the laws of nature.
- It is communication through understanding and psychology rather than force, fear and intimidation.
- It considers the horse’s point of view.
- It means no need for artificial aids or restraint.
- It teaches you to be ‘natural’ with horses.
- It teaches you to think like a horse before you think like a human.
Natural Horsemanship Clinician and Horse Specialist
Glenn Stewart travels extensively conducting clinics, demonstrations, and colt starting sessions and also offers Horsemanship Camps varying in length from 4 days to a month at his home The Horse Ranch, as well as the Horsemanship Learning Adventures - including a 10 day trip in Costa Rica each January. He rides dozens of client horses each year, including young horses, restarts, challenging horses, and foundation training. Glenn is a reigning Champion for the Heart of the Horse Colt-Starting Competition (2019) a title he will defend in 2020 - join us in September 2020. H is former Champion of the Cowboy Up Challenge at the Calgary Stampede and was chosen as one of the Canadian representatives in the 2012 Road to the Horse, the World Championship of Colt Starting in Murfreesboro, TN. He was also nominated as one of Western Horse Review's Horseman of the Year.More from Glenn