Welcome!

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.

Looking for directions to the ranch?  Scroll to the bottom of this page!  This website contains a great deal of information and a great number of pictures!  When you check it out for the first time, you may need a little guidance.  Those who would like to learn more about horses and riding can look under the Equine adVentures Horse Activities tab.  If you want to learn more about yourself through interaction with the animals check under the Animal Assisted Learning tab.  Those who would like to have an opportunity to explore experiential learning with the equines review the Equine Assisted Wellness section under the Horse Activities tab.  Those who are looking for a volunteer ranching experience examine all the pages under the Volunteer tab.  Family members, friends and alumni can check out the annual Updates, the Photo Gallery or the Blog Pages.  Of general interest there is commentary on the residents of Winning Ways both Human and Animal.

I believe that the tumult and challenges of 2020 gave us a new appreciation of ourselves.  We found that we were more resilient than we thought and that we could grow, change and learn a new lifestyle.  I listened to Queen Elizabeth’s message on Christmas Day and thought how well she phrased the feelings that I too have felt.  “around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular, I say thank you for the part you have played.”  I feel that there are many unsung heroes all over this country and around the world whose heroism has gone unnoticed.  If you know one of these people, please make the effort to Thank them for all they have done for their family, community, and country.

 

As the last hours of 2020 fade away, let us find Hope in our hearts for the start of a New Year.  As one of my friends suggested, perhaps we can give this 2021 a bit of a test before we become enthused.  “Nobody claim 2021 as ‘your year’.  We’re all going to walk in real slow.  Be good.  Be quiet.  Don’t.  Touch.  Anything.”  It almost sounded like the advice the government has been giving us these past 9 months.  We will probably have to continue to follow it for a while yet.  HOPEFULLY the next 9 months will see us be able to Run to our family and friends, give them a BIG HUG and SING together at the top of our voices in a rousing chorus of “Hallelujah”!

I wish everyone a Hopeful start to 2021 and Love, Peace and Light throughout the whole year.  May it indeed be a Happy New Year!

The last full moon of 2020, The Cold Moon, was just rising as we drove into the yard & I had to take a picture.
The last full moon of 2020, The Cold Moon, was just rising as we drove into the yard & I had to take a picture.

   Has 2020 left you feeling a bit like                                this?? 

Bald Eagle photo by Ernie Serediak.
Bald Eagle photo by Ernie Serediak.

   Cautious, disbelieving, more than a                     little on-edge?

We’d like to invite you to Winning Ways to relax, connect with nature and perhaps gain inner peace.

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

We hope that a visit to Winning Ways will steer you to a whole new world.  Soaring past 2020 and enjoying the next adventure.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE OFFER!

 

Horsemanship, Riding Lessons, Trail Rides,

 

Animal / Equine Assisted Learning

 

AND the possibility to volunteer

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

 

Winning Ways, where

 

HORSES do the TEACHING

 

can help YOU!

 

"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."

 

 

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 and trail rides. The ranch is home to about 100 commercial cows, their calves and about 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.

 

Directions to the ranch

Winning Ways is located southwest of Meadow Lake, between Highway #304 on the south and Highway #55 on the north--the ranch headquarters are located on the east side of the curve in the Range Road 3190/3185 known as the 'cut across road' between Highways #304 & #55.  There is a sign at the gate indicating "Winning Ways"

 

Directions to Winning Ways:

 

Coming from Meadow Lake: south on Hwy 4 to Hwy 304 Junction, turn west (right), 17 km west on Hwy 304, turn north (right) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”

 

Coming from Glaslyn and points south you will be going north on Hwy 4, at the Hwy 304 Junction [Highway to Makwa & Loon Lake] turn west (left), 17 km west on Hwy 304, turn north (right) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”

 

Coming from Meadow Lake Provincial Park via Dorintosh: south on Hwy 4 to the Hwy 55 Junction, turn west (right), 6.4 km west on Hwy 55, turn south (left) on to RR 3185, 9.6 km south on RR 3185, turn east (left) into driveway just past road sign “3185 ENDS 3190 BEGINS”

 

Coming from Makwa, Lloydminster and points south west: 17 km east of Makwa on Hwy 304, turn north (left) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”

 

Coming from Rapid View, Pierceland and points north west you will be going east on Hwy 55, 8 km east of Rapid View, turn south (right) on to RR 3185, 9.6 km south on RR 3185, turn east (left) into driveway just past road sign “3185 ENDS 3190 BEGINS”