Winning Ways helps folks find out more about the world and themselves.  Inner peace, relaxation, connection with nature and your own inner spirit can be found at Winning Ways. It's a gate to a whole new world - all you need to do is walk through. You’re always welcome at Winning Ways.

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Ranch Visits are fun for the whole family!
Ranch Visits are fun for the whole family!

What does the horse expect of you?

Discover their expectations at the Ranch!

The Winning Ways’ Horse Herd expects to meet you with acceptance of your feelings and emotions.  Horses are herd animals and have awareness of their surroundings to protect them from predators. Horses will accept that you are feeling despair, anger, overwhelm, contentment, joy, excitement, grief, gladness, the whole range of human emotions.  They do not accept when you attempt to hide these emotions and “put on a happy face” when you are anything but happy.

If we say we are fine, but really, we are sad, or nervous, or annoyed, or confused, our bodies reveal the truth, and the horses notice!  When we say something that is not in alignment with what we really think and feel, our bodies have a physiological response such as a tightening of the solar plexus, shortening of breath, or increase of pulse or blood pressure.  To horses it might be like striking musical notes together that are not in harmony – it sounds and feels jarring.  Besides, they are getting mixed messages – or at the very least, they sense that we are confused, or don’t know how we feel or what we are doing.  This translates to ‘unsafe’ in horse language.

We might seem unsafe to horses when we send out mixed messages:  we say one thing but feel something else.  It might not be deliberate or malicious – we just might not want to share with the whole world that we have a problem that is confusing or embarrassing.  It’s best to acknowledge (even silently to ourselves) that we have an unresolved issue that we are still processing, and apart from that, we are feeling ok.  Our bodies will probably accept this, and the horses will not feel any jarring energy coming from us.


The Winning Ways Horse Herd will accept you, in fact welcome you.  They do expect you to be consistent with what you do, say and feel. Honesty in your communication with them is important!  Truthfulness and trustworthiness are what horses expect.


Spring 2024 Programs

Easter Break Week at the Ranch

April 1  scheduled Ranch Visits—meet our horses and other animals or revisit to check in on some old friends.


April 2-4 Mini Camps for beginners (young and mature) as well as an opportunity for returning learners to gain new skills.


April 5 "rain check" date  (replacement day if weather does not co-operate!)


Wrangler Course April 21, 2024

Would you like to help with the horses at Winning Ways?  The Coaches at the Ranch need Wranglers to help prepare for sessions, set up the equipment, ensure the safety of the horse(s) and humans, and maintain the privacy of the session from others that may intrude on the Coach/Learners.  Wranglers need horsemanship skills that cover catching, leading, tying and grooming.  As well, Wranglers will demonstrate to Learners how to handle a horse, mount and dismount bareback.  The Wrangler must be a minimum of 16 years old and have several years of experience with horses.  Riding ability is not necessary, but safe horsemanship skills are prerequisite.

Would you like to attend a half-day course covering the role and responsibilities of the Wrangler, the Wrangler’s Code of Ethics, safety, demonstration and application of SULIS, what to stress in your presentation to Learners, how to prepare the area and keep it safe, participation in some Learner Exercises, taking care of the horses after a session, discussion time, debriefing after a session, a wrap up that includes presentation of a Wrangler Certificate?


The next Winning Ways Wrangler Course will be held April 21, 2024 at the Ranch from 1-5 p.m. Cost $50/Wrangler  Please contact Kelly 306 240 9535 to register

Fall photos

Could a visit to Winning Ways calm your spirit?  Could connection with the horse herd help you to feel empowered? Could you benefit from some release of stress or relief from grief?  The Winning Ways herd would like you to answer YES to all of the above questions. Please click below to find out about Equine Assisted Learning sessions at Winning Ways.

ISO Adults and children who would love to learn more about  HORSES!


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can connect YOU!

Summer pics .....



Horsemanship, Riding Lessons, Riding Out,


Animal / Equine Assisted Learning


AND the possibility to volunteer

Spring Snapshots ...

Winter images ...

Winning Ways produces beef and lamb, and these are available as “Producer to Consumer” sales.  If you are interested in some delicious, naturally fed and raised without additional hormones, meat products please contact Kelly for your lamb and beef. Kelly’s culinary advice/ suggestions will be found on a new page on this website.  Check out Kelly’s Kitchen!!


Winning Ways is a family owned and operated business located in the Northern Boreal Forest of (north) western Saskatchewan. This grey-wooded soil area was originally forested but now most of the land is cleared. However, Winning Ways has lease land that is a mixture of forest, lake shore, swamp and grassland which provides incredibly beautiful scenes for trail riders. The equine venture consists of several school horses, various types of tack and equipment for equine assisted wellness, lessons in the arena and on the trails. The ranch is home to about 70 commercial cows, their calves and over 20 head of horses.


Ranching has been a life style in this area for over 100 years, although this land has only been owned by the Friedrich family for about 90 years.  Great-great Grandpa and Grandma Friedrich immigrated to Saskatchewan in the late 1920’s and eventually became farmers in the Morin Creek area in the 1930’s. The ranch historian, Howard Brown, will be glad to entertain visitors with stories of a by-gone era.  Harold and Evangeline had the land as a mixed farm for many years and it was only after they moved to Meadow Lake that the farming enterprises ceased and the ranch was born. Newton and Kelly operated the ranch between them. Since Newton’s passing, Kelly has continued the ranching operation but is moving toward the equine venture becoming the dominant enterprise at Winning Ways.


We hope that a visit to Winning Ways will steer you to a whole new world.  Soaring past the last few years and enjoying the next adventure.

 "The Promise" by James A. Meger Oil, 18" x 12"
"The Promise" by James A. Meger Oil, 18" x 12"


"By managing natural resources in an environmentally sustainable manner we provide for the needs of our family so that we have an opportunity to help others in the larger community."