Training, Boarding & Vacation


All our groundwork follows natural horsemanship techniques.   Even before the saddle is introduced the foundation of our training philosophy is based on respect and trust.  All our horses are desensitized, learn to move away from pressure and learn to communicate with us through our body language and hand signals.

All our horses are trained following the Miller Ranch “First Step” program.

Our ranch gate is always open to visitors.  We are happy to demonstrate the quality of our horse training by meeting our horses and showing you what they can do!

Turbo Training with Nicole
Nicole and Fred – Back Country
Turbo and Emma – Back Country

Monthly Boarding

We offer full pasture and paddock board in a fun and safe environment to provide the best care possible for your horse.

Our outdoor paddocks are large and are worry free.  Constructed with metal swedge pipe (no wire) each pen has access to automatic water and individual shelters. In the summer, horses have large grassy pastures with enough room to roam and enjoy their freedom.  In winter outdoor pastures are supplemented with free choice hay and water for consistent access to feed.

All horses must fit into our regular maintenance schedules of immunizations, teeth floating, worming and farrier/shoeing. We can schedule appointments with professional we use, or you are welcome to use your own.

Space is limited.  Please call for current rates and availability.


Vacation Overnight

All arriving horses require current coggins and health papers to be shown before unloading.

Located approximately three miles south of the TransCanada Highway the property is ideally suited to overnight travelers. Easy access for the biggest rigs as well as electric and water hookup is available.  Cost is $20/horse/night. Please call or email in advance 403.803.6155 however short notice arrivals can be accommodated between May and September.

Coming to the Calgary Stampede with your RV and horse?  Book your stay on our Ranch. We are located 30-minute drive to Downtown Calgary as well as 30 minutes drive west to the endless trails offered throughout Kananaskis  Country and Banff National Park. Come experience Alberta!




Velvet’s Leonard is a proven sire and passes on the whole package: intelligence, confirmation, natural athletic ability including gait and rhythm. He got his nickname “Tyson” because of his attitude – undaunted, fearless and sturdy as he walks through the world.  In addition, he is known for caringly raising his foals together with the dams and always is a patient and affectionate father. While living in Germany Tyson became European Champion in Western Pleasure, was well placed in the performance classes and won the German Championship in Trail and Horsemanship.   Velvet’s Leonard consistently demonstrates that he has followed in the footsteps of his late sire, GMC’s Black Velvet of Miller- Ranch. Tyson currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his owner Simone at Dusty Spur Ranch.



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