Our Horses

OUR HORSES

The Big 9 Ramada of horses consists mainly of draft, quarter horse cross. This herd is born and raised here is the mountains, and been ranging in this area for over 50 years. They are truly a breed of their own, with a very quiet and calm disposition. Being born and raised in the wildest of environments makes them very comfortable with all wilderness -hunting situations.
They are kept at most camps, hobbled and belled during the season, which usually keeps them from straying too far. They are brought into camp each morning to be grained and inspected to make sure they are healthy and happy.
At the end of each season, the horses are let loose into the wilderness of the Northern Rocky Mountains to roam free once again.

HORSE TRAINING

Our horses are all started by International Master Horseman Glenn Stewart,
who is ranked in the top of his field.
Glenn and his students start working with our horses at the youngest age possible (some a day old) and slowly more and more with them until they are ready for us to put to work, usually when they are 5 or 6 years old.

With over 30 years experience in the horse industry, he has developed his own complete Horsemanship Program that is studied by thousands of students from all over the world.

Glenn personally oversees the starting and training our horses. He puts his hands on each of the horses in our herd. Glenn develops each horse with his exceptional timing, feel and horsemanship giving them an important start with the confidence, respect and understanding of their roles as guide horses high in the mountains.

For more information on Glenn go to www.TheHorseRanch.com

FREEZE BRANDING

We freeze brand all of our horses with liquid nitrogen giving each horse it’s own number, to eliminate any confusion about what a horse can be used for. E.g. Hunters horse, guides horse, pack horse or halter broke. (We’ve enclosed an example of a horse list that the crew has access to throughout the season). Freeze branding is much less traumatic to the horses compared to using a hot iron, it is also much more visible.

NAME

120-Renegade

121-Hornet

122-Chief

123-Spud

124-Honda

125-Camp

126-Nip

BORN

2005

2004

2003

2005

2005

2005

2005

COLOR

Bay

Sorrel

Bay

Black

Bay

Sorrel

Bay

MARKINS

None

Blaze

Stripe

Blaze

Spot

Blaze

Stripe

CAMP

LP

Base

Forks

Forks

Forks

Base

Base

LEVEL

3

4

3

4

4

5

3

LEVELS

1 Halter broke only. 2 Just started, ridden a little. 3 Guide’s horse. 4 Hunters horse, some restrictions. 5 Bomb proof.

Hunting British Columbia with Big Nine Outfitters

~ Recognized as one of the best areas in the world for trophy hunting ~

Call Barry Tompkins, President

Cell: (250)787-6747

Mid July to late October Call lodge: (250) 277-9614

big9outfitters@gmail.com