Bed, Bale ‘n’ Grub

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If you have been dreaming about experiencing a true Horseback Vacation Package in the backcountry at The Outpost, we have a variety of Bring Your Own Horse Holidays to choose from. We look forward to seeing you and your horse this spring, summer and fall!

Bed, Bale ‘n’ Grub 2-4 days

You and your horse … the dynamic duo!

  • Cozy cabin accommodation … your horse sleeps under the stars in our sheltered tie stall barn!
  • All gourmet ranch style meals beginning with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch to go on the last day. No one ever dies of hunger at The Outpost.  Go big or go home, as we say!
  • Daily activities at The Outpost i.e. explore the trails on foot, relax in the hot tub, toss some horseshoes, or curl up with a good book and a great cup of coffee!

         May, June, September, October     July, August 2018

3 Day                               $695                                                         $725

4 Day                               $890                                                         $920

Thursday, Friday or Saturday late afternoon or early evening arrivals.

Prices quoted are per person in Canadian dollars and based on one horse per person.  Taxes additional.

For groups of 10 or more, we will offer a discount of $50 per person before taxes. Group discount policy will apply. Please see Policies .

We may be able to accommodate other arrival days. For those combining an equine camping holiday at the Bighorn, Eagle Creek or in the vicinity, 1 night/2 day stays are sometimes possible on weekends in July and August with advanced reservation only. Please check with us for space availability and price. With proof of membership, AEF members, can book a 4 day for the price of a 3 day! Group discount will not apply.

Wagon transport of duffel is an additional charge…$575 round trip $300 one-way (blanket charge, not per person). If our wagon is already making a trip, you are welcome to throw your stuff on at a no charge. Pack horses are permitted on a space available basis at $40 on a 2 day stay and $70 on a 3 day stay per horse. In the interest of safety, pack horses must accompany owners on their day ride excursions and may not be left behind. 5% GST will be added to wagon and pack horse charges if applicable.

We supply the hay. We have 1 box stall and 12 tie stalls (sheltered) available for your use. They are separate from our pens and water tanks. Butt ropes are provided in each tie stall, and they are mandatory. Please bring your own halter and shank so that you may tie your horse. Your horse should have experience being tied in a tie stall as well as eating from a manger (head down) while tied, before booking a stay with us. Your horse needs to be tied long enough so that they can eat, but not too long that they can get a foot over. If a horse does pull back tying them correctly will ensure that they will connect with the butt bar before they reach the end of the rope, making it more likely that they will step forward for the release without incident. Please note that we do not permit feeding on the ground outside of their stalls.  Grazing is not permitted on our property. Each person is responsible for watering their horse. One separate water tank is available for tie stall boarders (cleaned and disinfected prior to use) or if you prefer you can water your horse in the river, just 20 feet from the tie stalls. You are responsible for removing manure daily with the wheelbarrows and rakes provided. We suggest picking up the manure before backing your horse out of the stall, to minimize the manure being pounded into the ground.

Rides are on your own without a guide. Don’t worry … we’ll point you in the right direction! If you are interested in guide services please visit Outpost Escape.

For those who get lost easily, bring your GPS navigator and we’ll give you the coordinates of some of our favourite spots! Maps of trails from the Bighorn to The Outpost can be downloaded from http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/cheval-horse/YaHaTinda/b.aspx .

Riders must have proof of liability insurance covering horse related activities.   Download Waiver>>

 

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