3 Hour Tipi Encounter
SPIRIT HORSE STORY
Learn knowledge and awareness of the Spirit Horse Story and their connection to the Indigenous and Métis culture and history.
Land Acknowledgement and acknowledge the fact that the Spirit Horses are now back on ancestral grounds.
Visit the Tipi Metis Encampment
The Tipi’s images are reflected on the ponds peaceful water and visitors will smell the wood smoke of a welcoming encampment fire. Listen to the wafting sound of the Metis fiddle played by the camp's inhabitant Metis fur trader.
The Metis guide is authentically dressed for the late 1800’s period as is the lodge.
You are invited to visit and explore the camp, sit at his welcoming cooking fire or inside the Tipi lodge. Listen to the Spirit Horse Stories told through Indigenous Art by Rhonda Snow. You will be introduced to Indigenous partners who will be wearing authentic regalia. The Indigenous guide will smudge for guests to purify themselves before visiting the ponies. The Indigenous guide will explain the purpose of the smudging and invite guests that are interested to smudge as well.
A haunting Indigenous Song and drumming will follow the smudge. Often the ponies will gather at the sound of the drumming and singing.
The story is told of the Creator telling the Little Horses to bond with the heart beat of Mother Earth. The Little Horses hear the heart beat of the drumming and they bonded with the people.
Mingle with the Rare & Endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses
This is where the Ponies get to shine their Spiritual Light and emotional healing power to the guests up close and personal.
Safety instructions are given to the guests and explanation of horse body language and the communication the horses demonstrate to each other.
Guide and guests will enter into the Spirit Horse’s world by going into the enclosure with the Ponies. Guests are encouraged to mingle and touch the Spirit Horses and create a private relationship with the horse that chooses them.
The guide and Indigenous partner are observing the interactions and help the guests by reading the language of the horses body and help interpret what is happening in the personal relationships with the ponies.
The indigenous guide then sings and drums which adds a whisper of days and relationships with the horses which was almost lost.
Guests will drift towards the gate when they feel their visit is over. This is something that cannot be rushed.
Guests are invited back to the fire for one last spiritual encounter. The importance of tobacco will be explained by the Indigenous guide and each guest will be given tobacco. One ceremonial feather will be passed around where each guest speaks for something they are grateful for and puts the tobacco into the fire sending their prayers to the Creator, passes the feather to the next person.
Everyone stands up for one last round dance where everyone learns the significance of bringing all people of all beliefs and all races together on Mother Earth for the good of all.
Guests are invited to the Gift Shop to see more paintings done by artist Rhonda Snow. A gift will be given to you to take home. You are free to browse the art, ask questions, and for those that are not interested can visit the Indigenous garden.
$325. + Tax (group of 5 guests)
Additional $75.+ Tax per guest
Overnight stay $125. + Tax includes 5 guests (8 guests max)
Additional nights $100.+ Tax
Additional per Guests $50 + Tax
1 hr horseback riding $65. + Tax per guest
Pony ride for children under 9yrs $35. + Tax
Spirit horse walk through the woods $25. + Tax per horse
Guided Medicine walk (Carolinian woods) $25. + Tax per guest