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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Mountain man: A trip with no limits

While the ranch itself had been a truly unique and clarifying experience to me, I was enticed by the stories I heard from those who c...
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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The Wilderness Stewardship Foundation

My initial intention in coming to the ranch was to work for and learn from the activities of the WSF. Although my stay ended up consi...
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The Chicken, the egg or responsibility, what came first?

Of all my duties here at the ranch, one that embodies the lessons of responsibility I have learnt is the chickens. Initially I though...
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