Anchor D Outfitting
Anchor D Outfitting
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Marc
Niagara Falls, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This was a bucket list trip that I'd been looking forward to for many years and it truly exceeded my expectations. Dewy and his team of Wranglers, Pablo, Bryan and Reagan and camp cook and teamster Kelly were well seasoned at their jobs which brought me/us all a sense of comfort and safety. The food was delicious and plentiful. The scenery was simply fabulous and hard to put into words; pictures don't do it justice. There were too many jaw-dropping views to single any one of them out. The day we got all the way up to Paradise Pass was pretty special though and was certainly one of the highlights of this trip. As special as it was to meet and ride with the legendary Dewy Matthews, the true stars of the ride are the horses that he has raised and trained for the Anchor D clients to use. They are amazing animals, especially the awesome Flint that I was paired with for 7 days. I loved everything about this fun and sometimes challenging trip and hope to make it an annual trip now. I suggest that anyone with some riding experience and an adventurous spirit try it too, it's worth every penny.
Written September 4, 2023
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Adventure624895
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We were really looking forward based on previous reviews but the lady who served us was quite cutting. We thought they might welcome two of our group who weren’t riding but that wasn’t going to happen.
Written November 4, 2022
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Thomas M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
I had a great day today on a two hour ride. Cameron led the team today and was an excellent host. Great communication skills …..
Written September 27, 2022
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Dayna L
Alberta, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We took the week long Great Divide ride and it was an incredible experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some adventure and gorgeous scenery and great company.. I’ll always remember my sweet horse, the amazing views and the friendly wranglers!
Written September 12, 2022
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Ian S
Grovesend, null, United Kingdom48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Having not ridden a horse for over 50 years, we were a little apprehensive about taking a 2 hr trail ride out, however after attending the ranch and speaking with the team, our concerns were put to rest.
The whole experience was fantastic. We had a guide and only the 2 of us were riding through Kananaskis country and mountains.
If you want a true cowboy experience which ranges from 2 hrs to 7 days riding and camping out, then Anchor D will be handle it. Very professional.
Written July 17, 2022
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Rip S
Pleasant Hill, CA19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
My credentials: Been riding since 1974; Ridden at many of different ranches over the years. I even had my own horse in high school. I only say this to explain that I really do have a perspective on this matter. I like to start on a good note: Anchor D has very friendly dogs.
Now, as the wife and I approached the stables, we were taken by the property's lack of care. Sloppy, unkempt property. The tack room was a downright shamble. What a mess! Couldn't tell all the dressings apart.
Now, we were dressed appropriate for riding (well-broken-in riding boots, hats, gloves), you know, ready to ride. The other couple we were paired with were wearing tennis shoes and were under dressed. Novices for sure. There were several young women gadding about acting like they worked there, but didn't really do anything. They acted like giddy little girls around horses - with no idea what to do with them. The front corral was over stuffed with horses, which were fighting constantly. (40-50 in a single round pen is too many!) The "wrangler" we had, had only been there 3 months, and, in her words: "was still getting used to this one trail…". I had requested the "John Ware" ride (apparently that guide was unavailable). She was nice 'n all, but when my wife and I stopped to take a picture, she totally freaked out about how the horses all have to stay together, and she needs to keep and eye on all her riders. What a load of crap! I've been on trail rides on the Navajo Nation, and we all went all over the place, at will, with the guide's "keeping an eye on us"! And, we got to RUN the horses (gasp! Imagine if I had asked do that???! I suppose snow would never again fall in the Kananaskis! - Pathetic). She also didn't help the other woman when she was getting leg/knee cramps. *I* had to help her, to her happy relief.
It was really sad experience. We noted the horse that the other guy had been given was showing signs of tendon stress in his right rear leg. Plus, the horse didn't drink anything when we were saddling up. Why? Water trough was all but empty. Most of the time, horses on a trail ride all 'inspire' each other about the same time for bladder relief. This horse did not. My horse was a whole other story. You'd think that they'd give me a spirited horse, like I'd asked for. No. I spent the entire 3 hours of the ride digging my boot heels into the horse's ribs to just get him to keep up with the other 4 horses! Twice, before we started the ride, I mentioned that "Dusty" seemed very slow. The guide twice replied "yeah, he's slow". I thought I might be able to 'spur' him on a bit, but… he was S-L-O-W. Might as well have cut the reigns off. If you do end up wanting to ride with these folks, remember: it is a 'nose-to-tail' experience, it is NOT for anybody who has any riding experience. Just tell them that you're an "expert", and they just might give you a (hopefully healthy) horse that will please you.
Why did I get this horse? Even though I have more saddle time than most folks, was it because I'm 64 perhaps? The woman who took my money could barely lift her eyes to look at me, and bolted as soon as I signed the credit slip, as though she had a good idea this was all a set up. The only reason I didn't cancel right then and there was because my wife was so excited to ride in a different area than we're used to.
In conclusion (finally), I wanted to tell our trail guide she should look for a job elsewhere. I saw clear signs that Anchor D won't be around for long. They run a bad business format, and could care less about YOUR experience. They're just after your money. Go ride at Boundary Ranch, Rafter 6, or any other many other -likely- more reputable riding stables. Oh, and don't go by Anchor D's Yelp ratings, many look to be planted.
Written November 3, 2021
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Sharda
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Just did the Weekender ( 3 days 2 nights ) and I had an amazing experience. I'm a beginner rider and I was VERY SORE at the end of the trip :) The owner Dewy and his guides and chef were friendly, always ready to help and answer my questions. I see the horses were loved and well taken care of. Even the dogs! Early in the morning and in the evenings after our rides, I joined the guides with helping to feed the horses , saddles and de-saddle, learnt each of their personalities etc. They were patience with me and happy to share their knowledge and skills. Thank you to our guides Paulo, Zack, Cameron, Justin, chef Marcie, and owner Dewy. I will definitely do this again with Anchor D after brushing up with my riding skills so I'm not as sore! :) Make sure to bring all the recommended things in the list they provide. Heads up : Good waterproof riding boots, Rain gear, hand warmers are a must!
Written August 23, 2021
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Joy R
Calgary26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Stayed in the Hunters cabin for the night then a
2 hour ride the following afternoon. Great cabin with everything you need. The ride was great. Group was varied in ability so they asked which of us would Like to trot and canter and I heard the conversation between the 2 guides about who would do that and where but it never happened which was disappointing after the conversation. The head guide was thrown off her horse as we were opening the first gate so maybe she was more injured than she was letting on. It was an interesting start to the ride especially for the 2 young women who had never been on horses before!!
There were a number of questions being asked about the history of the name of the ranch etc and the guide was unsure. Would be good to build some of that knowledge into the wranglers for us curious types!
Written August 21, 2021
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Savannah C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
The team at Anchor D was outstanding. The guides Stacey, Francesca and Roy were calm, collected, and knowledgeable. The ride was incredible — gorgeous views and amazing horses. Anchor D will be an annual trip. I can’t recommend Anchor D enough. Thank you!
Written August 31, 2020
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Amber
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My boyfriend, my 2 daughters and I went for a 2 hour trail ride here. My daughters had both done some lessons so they were not scared of the horses. However my youngest does have a phobia of wasps. There was talk about some ground nests that we would avoid on the trails and suddenly my daughter was terrified. About 10 minutes into the trail ride, she was still crying on her horse and I was almost ready to ask to go back to the barn with her when Brook, one of the guides, rode up to my daughter and started chatting with her. She told my daughter she knows where all the ground nests are and that we'd be sure to avoid them. Not to worry. She then started asking her a bunch of questions and my daughter soon forgot her wasp worries and was gabbing away with Brook for most of the trail ride! So between the incredible horses they have, the beautiful trails and scenery, and the amazing staff, especially Brook, I would highly recommend Anchor D Outfitting!!!
Written August 23, 2020
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