Grace (on the left) had never even touched a horse before her friend Sheila brought her for a ride this past weekend. She was so nervous, she could hardly breathe! But by the end (that's when I snapped this photo!), she was riding without someone holding the lead line and smiling to beat the band! Thanks for riding with us, Grace and Sheila! We hope to see you in the saddle again soon!
Time for a short video! This was from a ride a few days ago - brother, sister and a cousin they'd met for the first time who was in town for a wedding. The cousin (she's in the back on Hank) knew how to ride but the brother (on Freckles) and the sister (on Pilgrim) had never been on a horse before - they caught on very quickly! This video was taken on our 1-hour Meadow Loop ride. Come join us for your own family adventure!
Fraser Valley Acreage Life recently asked us to write a blog post for their website and today, it went up. I'll put a link to it at the bottom but just so you don't miss anything, here's what it says:
There’s something about riding down a trail on a horse that just can’t be beat. You’re a little higher, up there in the saddle, than you were when you walked those same trails last summer with your kids and the dog, so maybe that’s it. Or perhaps it’s the gentle, rocking motion each footfall makes as you ease your way down the trail through shady trees and across open meadows. Or maybe you just always wanted to be a cowboy. Or cowgirl. (They’re both awesome dreams.) So if you want an adventure? Ride a horse… of course.
Owning a horse is expensive and time consuming and darn it, you forgot to learn to ride a horse that galloped across the plains, your hair flying in the wind. But that doesn’t mean your dream has to die. Glen Valley Stables has beautiful, safe horses that carry you down the long, winding trails of south Langley’s Campbell Valley Park at whatever pace suits your abilities, or lack thereof. The Stables does all the work – you just show up at your reserved time, give Traveller or Rio or Freckles a rub on the neck to say hi – and climb up into the saddle. Your friendly guide then leads you on either the Meadow Loop (1 hour), the Quiet Creek (1.5 hours) or the Cowboy’s Best (2 hours) ride.
It’s the stuff dreams are made of.
All you need to do is call or text 778-710-1941 to book your time in the saddle. Bring the whole family (the kids need to be at least 6 years old to ride) or your best friends.
In the meantime, visit Glen Valley Stables website and Facebook page for all the information you’ll need plus photos of Traveller, Rio, Freckles and all the other wonderful horses you get to call your own while you’re up there in the saddle, moseying on down the trail.
It’s a good life.
Winter riding is great when the sun shines! We had a great ride this weekend. Both days were sunny and the air was crisp. The horses were glad to get out, as were we! We're taking a short break now - see you again in March!
It was cool but sunny and we had a great ride! The quiet stream that we reach on our 1.5 and 2 hour rides is looking good these days. That's Shine in the front and Rio in the back. Thanks for the fun ride, guys! We hope to see you in the saddle again some time!
Buy the best Christmas present EVER before noon on December 24 and you’ll be the most popular person Christmas morning – plus you get a discount! Here’s the deal:
$5 off each 1 hour ride = $55
$10 off each 1.5 hour ride = $75
$15 off each 2 hour ride (the best deal!) = $90
Tax is included
We will either mail you a beautiful card stock certificate or send you an email certificate for that last minute, spectacular gift idea. Your loved one can book a ride this winter or wait until summertime to ride one of our fun, safe horses!
Text or call 778-710-1941 or email us email us through the form on our Contact Page. (And don’t forget to get a certificate for yourself, too!)
See you in the saddle!
I've posted this photo of Pilgrim before and when I came across it recently, I thought it deserved to be posted again. I took it on a snowy day last winter so it's not particularly fresh but it remains fabulous, just like the horse himself. It captures the intelligence and generosity of this wonderful gelding who has carried many guests over many miles for us here at Glen Valley Stables. Thank you, Pilgrim.
The whole weekend didn't get rained out - and we have proof! Here's a photo from Saturday of a Chilliwack rider and her Ontario friends who were out for a short visit. They were here for less than a week but they managed to fit in a trail ride. Smart women! (Horses are Freckles, Pilgrim and Traveller.) We'll still ride on dry days and let you cancel if the day you booked in advance is rainy - no charge.
And as always, you can see more photos of our pretty horses and fun rides if you follow us at the Glen Valley Stables Facebook page. See you there!
It was the end of a fun ride for Gene and a couple of cowgirls who hadn't been in the saddle for a while! One of the women won a gift certificate at the Circle F Poker Ride fundraiser and bumped up her 1 hour ride to 2 hours for her and her sister - one hour wasn't going to be anywhere near long enough! That's Freckles on the left, Hank in the middle and Annie (with Gene, of course!) on the right.
This fall weather is perfect riding weather. Even if it's not as sunny as it was yesterday, the cool, crisp air is perfect for an outdoor adventure - particularly when you're on a horse! (PS - you can see more photos of our rides on our Facebook page as we post there more regularly than we do here. Check it out and follow us for fabulous photos of beautiful horses!)
My long-distance walking buddy, Karen, thought it would be a great idea to bring her "daughter" Carmen and her actual daughter, Eva, for a ride to celebrate Carmen's birthday. We thought it was a great idea too! Karen rode her own horse, Polly, while Carmen rode Annie and Eva rode Traveller. We sure had a lot of fun! Thanks for bringing the girls to ride with us, Karen! I hope we get to see them in the saddle again!
Here's where we share photos and memories of some of our guests and the horses they get to call their own for an hour or two. Saddle up!