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Birthday Party!

The snow had quite literally disappeared the day before we held our first birthday party here at Leaning Tree – and what a perfect afternoon it was with this awesome family.  Corbin’s aunts and uncles travelled up here to celebrate his third birthday.  We had mini cart rides, crossed off his dads bucket list item to ride a horse, fed the chickens and of course … played with Toby the cat.  Rounding off the afternoon with lunch by the fire, cake and presents.

We want to thank you all SO much for choosing us to make your little mans third birthday an awesome one!!!

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Out and About

It’s certainly a great thing that we didn’t plan on officially opening Leaning Tree till May … as Mother Nature spent all of April being an emotional mess.   Despite the weather set backs, we have continued to spend many hours on the backs of the horses – flagging trails, exercising and prepping.  You know, the usual!

So, we will leave you with some imagery of the last few weeks, because writing isn’t always the forte 😉

 

Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May

Below:  Pepper in the round Pen.  For the 5 minutes it was dry!
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May

Hello snowstorm.
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May

FINALLY dry enough to hook up Bombur to the cart and make some miles!
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May

The ocean front property has disappeared, the sun is shining and the yard is turning green!!
Leaning Tree Trail Rides - May

 

Till next time!

Spring

It’s been a little while since we’ve shown up on our blog, but it’s Spring and with Spring it means we are hustling around here!  Horses have been shuffled around, the lawn has taken top priority for Amara as she buzzes around with her lawn sweep and rake, the pastures have been tidied up and the hair has been flying around getting stuck in our mouths with every visit to the barn.  We’ve been doing a lot of our own rides – exercising the horses and checking out new and old trails.

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Rosie LOVES people so when Alex showed up on the bale … she was a happy horse.
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There’s one thing we are sure of – if you get to hang out with Teddy or are ever so lucky to be mounted on him for your ride, you are going to a) fall in love b) smile a lot
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LTTR - Spring!
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Pretty exciting to have this photograph of Shawn and Tara featured on AB Recreation and Parks Assn on Instagram!  If you haven’t checked us out there … go!  @leaningtreetrailrides
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Natalie is addicted to horses and jumping anything available to jump!
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We had our favorites up from Calgary for a visit .. and though the chickens are perhaps the girls’ least favorite animals (and much like everything around here, they are overly friendly), the horses are always getting loved on.  Though they could have brushed for hours, we threw the saddle on Dallas and went for a walk.
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So that’s a tiny look at to what we’ve been doing (that has been photographed anyways!)!   Stay tuned for more fun from the ranch!

For more adventures, news and updates follow us on Instagram!!  @leaningtreetrailrides

or send us a message to chat about your summer adventure

we look forward to meeting you!

March!

Winter has been slowly going away and truthfully, I am ready for it!  It has been awhile since I’ve updated the going ons around here – which of course just seems to be the usual!  Exercising horses when it’s warm, sleigh rides through the forest .. you know, the good stuff!  Ensuring bellies are full for those cold blasts – BUT, hair is starting to fly and ending up in my mouth which only means one thing … SPRING!  Days are longer and warmer and sitting in front of the computer working gets harder and harder.

We are looking forward to filling up the spring and summer calendar with rides, so don’t hesitate.  Head over to the contact button and shoot us a message!

We have had a whole bunch of birthday party inquiries – and yes, we would be so excited to have your youngsters celebrate their birthday out here!  Please send us an email, we’d love to chat with you!

If you are looking to fill up a weekend with adventures, please check out THIS incredible cabin on Airbnb literally minutes from us!  A cabin to sleep in and horseback riding .. what more could one person need in life 😉

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Taya our niece stayed with us for 9 days in January .. and we always had an abundance of activities (and chores) to do!
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No matter where I go in the yard, they know where I am and they are hoping for some kind of goodies.
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Hours and hours of sleigh rides.  Soon the skis will be put in storage and the wheels will be out!
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Frosty and snowy days …
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Denny enjoying an afternoon treat
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Rosie, Belle + Bo
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The nieces spend a lot of time at aunty and uncles … and with the animals 😉  lucky girls right!
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So until next time .. hopefully we will be sloshing around in puddles and lessening the layers of sweaters on horse rides 😉

Happy New Year

I can’t believe it’s already half way through January! I’m really excited to be working on this adventure and welcoming all of you out to our humble abode. Things have slowed down for me with weddings and client sessions, so I have been filling my days and hours with driving lessons with my mini’s. It’s usually when Shawn leaves that I get really crafty (probably leaning towards dangerous!) and decide to do things that I should probably do when he is around. None the less, the little fur balls trust that I have only good intentions with them, so off we went. I started with a simple calf sled – and though we had one spill due to my poor navigation, we had great success during the Christmas Holidays. Shawn, my dad and I spent Christmas eve in the shop fabricating the cutest little sleigh .. and since then, our make shift shaft system has been upgraded from my favorite people at Patty’s Pony Place. It has become a serious obsession and I can’t wait to hook up some wheels behind these guys come summertime!

Christmas was an amazing and a relaxing event with the family – as always. Our two nieces were home at the farm, so we had activity after activity. We skated and roasted marshmallows on our hidden gem of a skating rink, horse rides, mini sleigh rides, tobogganing … the works. I can’t wait to share more of our plans with you – so until then – keep warm and see you soon!

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