Spirit Reins Ranch
Spirit Reins Ranch
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At Spirit Reins we embody an old fashioned country charm and welcome all guests to come share in our peaceful lifestyle. We offer horseback riding lessons as well as trail and beach rides. We invite you to embark on a quiet outdoor adventure that will build memories that last a life time!
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  • Lisamay222
    Sherwood Park, Canada31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trail Ride and Waterfall Picnic
    A trail ride at Spirit Reins is a bucket list must-do. My family is vacationing on the east coast for the first time. We’ve done some amazing things but our time on the trail with Bre and Karen was a once in a lifetime experience. My daughter and I went on the Wards Falls scenic trail ride. She is ten years old and has taken two years of riding lessons.. but I was a brand new (nervous) beginner. After a warm and friendly welcome (from the cute farm dogs too!), they loaded up the horse trailer and we drove a short way to the trail entrance. My horse (Trigger) was very patient and made learning easy. All of the horses were lovely. My daughter was on Prince and they did so well together (he was actually the one she said she hoped to ride when we looked at their pictures on the website). Bre helped me practice some basic maneuvers and then we were off. Wow. That trail is stunning. I’ve never been on a hike that continuously beautiful, never mind on horseback! We crossed many babbling brooks, diverse and lush vegetation, and hills to go up and down. I can see why their website says it’s good for all levels of riders. It is challenging but doable, even for me. The horses were very sure footed and knew exactly what to do. I got the hang of it about a quarter of the way and had so much fun. When we got to the end of the trail, we tied off the horses, grabbed our lunch from the saddle bags, and climbed up a small hill. The waterfall was so intimate and serene, with many places to sit and enjoy its beauty. It was fascinating to hear about the geological history of the land as we listened to the crystal clear water pass over the rocks. I highly recommend any trail ride experience at Spirit Reins. The people and animals are so lovely and kind. It was the most special and precious memory for me and my daughter. When we come back to Nova Scotia we will absolutely visit again. Thank you Karen and Bre!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Angela H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 Would do it again
    We had an amazing time. Two of our party had never ridden before but Karen was wonderful and so patient with teaching them. They were given two lovely gentle horses to ride who were perfect and made them feel comfortable. We took the three hour tour through the woods down to the beach and enjoyed every minute of it. Karen had lots of knowledge about the area and cliffs. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it (even the novice riders) and would absolutely do it again.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Leeanna M
    White Point, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spirit Reins Renewed My Spirit
    Horseback riding has been something I've missed. Spirit Reins Ranch is a great place for a great experience. My first trail ride with them was a group ride to Wards Falls. They are very well organized right up to pairing the right horse with you. It was a beautiful day to spend with them. The owner took me out on a solo trail ride yesterday into the hills near the ranch. They make sure you are comfortable and safe. Great conversation had during both experiences.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 10, 2024
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Leeanna M
White Point, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Horseback riding has been something I've missed. Spirit Reins Ranch is a great place for a great experience. My first trail ride with them was a group ride to Wards Falls. They are very well organized right up to pairing the right horse with you. It was a beautiful day to spend with them. The owner took me out on a solo trail ride yesterday into the hills near the ranch. They make sure you are comfortable and safe. Great conversation had during both experiences.
Written May 10, 2024
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Marlene S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We did the trail ride to the Falls. The views were fantastic. Our guides Bre and Bill were wonderful and friendly. The horses were well cared for and well behaved. We will definitely plan on doing this again.
Written May 5, 2024
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Angela H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time. Two of our party had never ridden before but Karen was wonderful and so patient with teaching them. They were given two lovely gentle horses to ride who were perfect and made them feel comfortable. We took the three hour tour through the woods down to the beach and enjoyed every minute of it. Karen had lots of knowledge about the area and cliffs. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it (even the novice riders) and would absolutely do it again.
Written October 6, 2023
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Lisamay222
Sherwood Park, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A trail ride at Spirit Reins is a bucket list must-do. My family is vacationing on the east coast for the first time. We’ve done some amazing things but our time on the trail with Bre and Karen was a once in a lifetime experience.

My daughter and I went on the Wards Falls scenic trail ride. She is ten years old and has taken two years of riding lessons.. but I was a brand new (nervous) beginner.

After a warm and friendly welcome (from the cute farm dogs too!), they loaded up the horse trailer and we drove a short way to the trail entrance. My horse (Trigger) was very patient and made learning easy. All of the horses were lovely. My daughter was on Prince and they did so well together (he was actually the one she said she hoped to ride when we looked at their pictures on the website). Bre helped me practice some basic maneuvers and then we were off.

Wow. That trail is stunning. I’ve never been on a hike that continuously beautiful, never mind on horseback! We crossed many babbling brooks, diverse and lush vegetation, and hills to go up and down. I can see why their website says it’s good for all levels of riders. It is challenging but doable, even for me. The horses were very sure footed and knew exactly what to do. I got the hang of it about a quarter of the way and had so much fun.

When we got to the end of the trail, we tied off the horses, grabbed our lunch from the saddle bags, and climbed up a small hill. The waterfall was so intimate and serene, with many places to sit and enjoy its beauty. It was fascinating to hear about the geological history of the land as we listened to the crystal clear water pass over the rocks.

I highly recommend any trail ride experience at Spirit Reins. The people and animals are so lovely and kind. It was the most special and precious memory for me and my daughter. When we come back to Nova Scotia we will absolutely visit again.

Thank you Karen and Bre!
Written August 3, 2023
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Andrew K
Kenora, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very friendly and accommodative staff! The horses were great and our tour guide was full of tips and pointers on how best to handle the horses and she made sure we did not miss any sights along the way. We did the 2 hour tidal floor ride and that was the perfect length. If you book this tour, ask to ride “Chance.”
Written August 19, 2022
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Teresa L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We did three days of a four hour ride. Each one was the best day of 2022. The ride was so beautiful it took my breath away. Karen and Bill are top notch kind hearted people. I know each memory will last a lifetime and I can’t wait until we can go back. We drove 9 hours each way and it was worth it. In fact if I could go tomorrow I would.
Written July 26, 2022
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tsm73
Geneva, Switzerland107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Can highly recommend riding with Karen and Vivian, the horses are great and well cared for. The three rides I went on provided beautiful scenery and in the case of the tidal ride, unusual terrain: Beach Ride, Tidal Floor Ride and Cobequid Mountain Range Ride. Great for all experience level riders, the speed and difficulty of the ride are adapted to riders capabilities. Horses are fit and well taken care of, content and people friendly. If you're looking for a place to ride in the area, this is it: friendly staff, great horses and breath taking views.
Written June 27, 2022
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April K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you truly want a beautiful experience on horseback, you need to book an excursion with Spirit Reins Ranch. The horses are beautiful and you can tell they love what they do. The staff is informative and make the experience so much fun! We had the best time riding on the ocean floor, cutting in a brand new trail and all the other firsts we experienced! This was the first of many trips we will have with the beauties at spirit ranch!
Written June 13, 2022
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scubashe
Halifax354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
My husband gave me a gift certificate for Christmas and because of covid we had to move this ahead a few times, but it was SO worth it! Beautiful horses and really awesome people and you can tell they really care for these lovely animals that are clearly part of the family. The incredible ride along the ocean floor once the tide was out was amazing, the sun was setting as we came back with beautiful ocean views, we saw fossils and were able have an up close experience with the most incredible geography in Nova Scotia along with having our minds blown by the highest tides in the world. All levels of riders are welcome and they really will tailor an adventure specifically to accomodate everyone, I cannot recommend this enough.
Written September 8, 2021
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Robyn D
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Couldn't have asked for a greater experience. The guides are amazing, the horses are well behaved and the views of the ride are incredible. Guides are very knowledgeable about landmarks in the area and history, made for a fascinating ride down the beautiful beach.
Written August 29, 2021
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