Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures, located approximately 13 km south of Bragg Creek, offers trail rides in an area which such classics as Brokeback Mountain and Unforgiven were filmed. M&M Adventures offers a variety of riding experiences for all types of riders — from greenhorns to those who can comfortable sit tall in the saddle.
It’s been a MacLaine family business since 1991.
“I enjoy being with people who share the same enthusiasm I have,” said Neil MacLaine, owner operator of Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures. “I also get to show them a part of the world that I am very proud of.”
The day rides range from the 1.5-hour ride through meadows, forest and up-and-down a few hills to the more rigorous Mountain Day Ride, a spectacular trip of between five and seven hours, in which it will feel like time has stopped as you take in the breathtaking views – lunch, stretch times an camaraderie are part of the package.
For those wanting to go for a longer trek, Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures offers five to seven day trips, with a variety of choices.
The seven-day Forget-Me-Not trip (five days on the horses, two days at Moose Mountain) will provide plenty of memories. The adventure will include riding through forests, across a mountain range and a chance to take a dip or two in cool mountain-water river on a hot day.
Another popular excursion for more experienced riders, is the High Plains Drifter, running from May 26 to June 4. The 200km adventure across the open plains of Southern Alberta, from the Sweetgrass Hills on the Montana border to the Cypress Hills in Saskatchewan offers the chance to see the magical coulees and badlands of the Milk River, and ride along routes that were once used by Indians, whiskey traders, fugitive outlaws, and the North-West Mounted Police.
Also popular are the weekend-end getaways, which include two days of riding and two nights (Friday and Saturday) in the majestic guesthouse at M & M Adventures. Whether it is a 1.5 trip or a 12-hour trip, safety is paramount at Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures. All their guests have their riding ability assessed and the ideal horse is found to make for the perfect trip. For more information go to www.packtrips.ca or call 403-949-3329.
Caption: Moose Mountain Adventures, located south of Bragg Creek, leads horse rides as short as a few hours and as long as seven days.