Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Horse care: Giving a shot to Meg

During my first week as an intern at the ranch, a majority of the staff member team left on a 5 day-horse pack trip to set up Spruce Lake ...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Tree-planting introduction

In my third week as an intern at the ranch, the tree planters who were staying in the cabins, offered to give the staff an introduction to...
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Late nigh equine vet care in the wilderness – or a story about the need to trust in your horse

In the city, the vet is usually only a phone call away, but it is totally different thing in the wilderness. The practicing vet for the ...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

A Bear of a Report

When I came here, I had very limited wilderness experience. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Guelph. I came ...
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Riding orientation: learning how to do Western Horse Riding

Before I started my internship at Chilcotin Holidays I had very few experience with horseback riding. Maybe three or four times in my life...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

More nature knowledge and less tools for a better wilderness experience

As staff of the ranch, I had the opportunity to attend this special wilderness experience, and without more reflections, I grasped it. You...
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Try until they fly

It has already been a week when I first arrived at the Chilcotin Holidays Ranch. Only a week, it feels so much longer. That is probably bec...
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Winter Activities

As soon as it started to snow in Canada I bought myself a used Snowboard. Someone else bought a new snowboard and wanted to get rid of his...
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Ice fishing in Canada

I never fished before, so I thought it would be a great idea to get a new experience and go on a small adventure. Ice fishing can't b...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Swimming in strange waters - Personal Growth at Chilcotin Holidays

I never thought I'd end up here. 23 years old, recently graduated from university and now living on a ranch. I wanted a change from my...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Finding balance between interests, goals and purpose

As I sat this night on the corral’s fence, in the quiet night, the only sound to my ears were the bells of my beloved horses walking in th...
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Stewardship of the Chilcotin Mountains

There are many facets to the Chilcotin Mountains, which is a magical place with completely different landscape for each season. Within t...
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

An incredible ride in search of horses

Before coming to Chilcotin Holidays I had never ridden a horse or saddled one. This is how Chilcotin Holidays changed that and allowed me...
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Narnia

It was the middle of October when we journeyed from the Chilcotin Holidays Ranch up to Brett Camp for the pack trip. When we started ...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Chilcotin Holidays

Unforgettable first time experience

„I'm not here for the horses, I'm here to learn about management“. I still have to smile about my naive approach when I hear me sa...
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