You won’t get lost as a Wilderness Guide
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Being a prepared Wilderness Guide starts with the basic tools of the trade, knowledge, understanding, and awareness. If you don’t have all the skills required for being out in the wilderness, chances are, things can go wrong. Having the needed … Read More

Guiding with confidence as a Wilderness Horseback Guide
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Imagine relaxing atop a horse, feeling light, free, and confident in what you just experienced in becoming a wilderness horseback guide. The journey of any wilderness or outdoor guide training, is exhilarating and intimidating, but by involving yourself in one, … Read More

Hiking Guide vs. Horseback Guide
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Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be a Hiking Guide for a 3 Day Hiking Trip for the first time since I’ve been at the ranch. I worked as a Horseback Guide before, but I knew it would … Read More

Guiding is an eye-opener
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Guiding changed my life. Before I came to the ranch, I was insecure, unconfident and I felt weak. I never thought about the things I’m able to do and thinking about everything I can’t do created a fearful me. After … Read More

Daily schedule of a horse guide
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Being a horse based guide in the Canadian wilderness sounds awesome and fun. It is but there is a lot more involved in the job. Days are long, exhausting and keeping your focus for 16 hours a day while looking … Read More

First time as an assistant trail guide
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The day after I arrived at Chilcotin holidays, after taking the two week guide school program, I had the opportunity to be an assistant trail guide. Having three amazing guests, who were all eager to help out and get involved, … Read More

Being a woman at the Ranch
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Being a woman anywhere in the world is not always easy. Traveling on my own for the last year I experienced it a lot, people looking around to see who is the guy who should be on my side or … Read More

Building castles in the air
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Someone recently said to me ‘Be careful what you wish for – You could end up getting it. Better don’t whine about it when it’s there.’ And now I know what it means. Did you ever imagine yourself doing something … Read More

Horse guide assistant
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My first trip as a horse guide assistant was great. But also the way how it comes, is interesting. I’m here now for a bit more than 2 months. I came as an ESL student to improve my English. At … Read More

Story of Collete, the Drill Sergeant
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Some of you know me as Collete. Others may know me as the ‘Drill Sergeant.’ Here is my story. I am an 18 year old person of the female persuasion, embarking on a journey into a male orientated business. No, … Read More