Meet the Ojibway spirit horse on this immersive and authentic experience in Southwest Ontario. Once living freely in the boreal forest of Ontario and northern Minnesota, thousands of Indigenous ponies ran wild around the Great Lakes region and lived in harmony with the First Peoples. Colonization brought the ponies to the brink of extinction. In 1977 only 4 ponies remained. Through conservation efforts, these horses have been returned to their ancestral lands near Walpole Island to live once again as the Little Horses of the Big Woods. Money and resources now sustain the conservation efforts, allowing visitors to meet this majestic animal and to learn about its story and significance to the Objibway people.
To practice responsible tourism in Southwest Ontario, we need to support the people and heritage that makes this such a special part of Canada. We also need to do what we can to support our environment. For every reservation on this Spirit Horse experience, a donation will be made to Acceptional Riders, and when the Responsible Traveller Pledge is signed, carbon offsets will be purchased for the transportation portion of your trips from Less Emissions, a provider of carbon offsetting projects in Southwest Ontario.
3 Hours - $599.00/total CAD
Walk amongst these rare and endangered little horses and experience their incredible spiritual power; you’re sure to find your own personal connection.
Listen to the spoken histories that have been passed down by generations of First Nations People. See the spirit horses captured on canvas by Indigenous woodland Artist Rhonda Snow. Gather around the fire at the authentic Metis fur trade Tipi Encampment, tap your toe to the lively Metis fiddles, and laugh at the adventures of the fur trader.
Indigenous drumming and songs by your First Nations guide will bring you ever closer to understanding our relationship with Mother Earth.
This 3-hour experience, insightful for all ages will captivate and educate us about Indigenous culture, and their resilience, like no other.