Heading to the Mane Event in Red Deer April 27, 28, 29, 2018?  Stop by the Equine Authors of Canada booth.  Ross will be there signing his two books: 

  • I AM Cadillac, Life Lessons From a Horse
  • The Other Side of Here - A Family's Journey.

Higher Trails has some exciting news in the making, stay tuned.

Planning a Visit

We would love to have you come and visit us at Higher Trails.

Just contact us by phone (403)874-6284 or send us a message through our contact page. 

​We will arrange a time to give you a tour.

Higher Trails is a place of growth, learning and friendship.  Nestled in the Alberta Foothills in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Higher Trails is a place of renewal. We offer horses for lease, a Young Rider program for youth aged 12 - 18, and individual or group Equine Assisted Learning Services.  Those interested in learning more about working with horses and humans in the EAL field, we are pleased to announce Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Canada is offering the courses developed by Higher Trails through their organization.  Their website is www.ealcanada.com


The horse  in the video picture is Cadillac (aka Caddie).   

If you haven't read his book it is called 

I AM CADILLAC, Life Lessons from a Horse

True Partners

Because nearly every horse owner has a dog, Higher Trails has been offering dog training for the past 3 years under the name TRUE PARTNERS.

Classes are held in the spring and fall. Instructor is Ross MacInnes who headed up the Calgary Police Canine Unit for a number of years.  Note no classes will be held the spring of 2018.

Our Membership

When a horse is recovered and trained, we make them available for a new member.  Each horse has their own 'people' - a member who rides, trains, and loves.  No experience is necessary - just a desire to have your 'own' horse, have LOTS of fun, hang out with other horse crazy people and go home smelling like the barn every time you come out.  Come out and meet the herd and see which horse chooses you!   Learn more!    

Changing Lives Through Horses

Our Services

Horses have proven to make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. Equine Assisted Learning,  Development or Therapy are a few of the names given to the work that is being done in this field. Higher Trails is pleased to offer individual, family and group sessions where humans can work with the horses in a therapeutic setting.  Want to know more, give us a call at 403-874-6284.

Our Horses

Equine Assisted Learning Courses developed by Higher Trails are  taught by EAL Canada


Some of the Higher Trails horses come from a rescue, rehabilitation or retraining background.  We are so blessed by each and every equine ​that is in our lives. Our horses love the opportunity to interact with humans and all find a way to touch our hearts.