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Trail Riding at its Best!

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia



Spirit Reins Ranch is a small farm located near the picturesque coastal town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.  We offer personalized service for both the first time rider and more experienced riders.

Take advantage of our scenic trail rides where the view is breathtaking in every direction! We also have trail riding packages including tidal floor fossil tours, wooded trail rides and Bay of Fundy beach tours. Summer Horse camps are available for children, and the Ranch hosts a variety of shows and competitions throughout the year.

Sign up for western private lessons, lease one of our horses or board your own horse, you can also book our facilities for your wedding or private events such as birthday parties. You and your whole family will enjoy taking part in our leisurely trail riding experience. Amazing horseback riding tours and adventures are just minutes away. Trail riding at it best, here in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia!



Our History

Bill Gilbert's affinity for horses began on his family farm, where he formed a strong bond with his first horse, King, leading him in town parades at the tender age of 7. With a deep-rooted connection to the farm life, Bill still works and cultivates the land of his childhood. Rediscovering his passion for horses as an adult, Bill now rides his quarter horse, Jasper, and shares his expertise through clinics on cattle penning and western riding. Serving as the head guide for Spirit Reins Ranch's trails, Bill's charismatic cowboy persona enriches the visitor experience with entertaining stories and local anecdotes.


Karen Yorke-Gilbert's lifelong journey with horses began on her aunt's farm, where she first rode workhorses in the Annapolis Valley. Inspired by her uncle's involvement in standardbred racing, Karen later embraced her childhood love of horses after starting her own family. Dedicated to the belief that horses are both teachers and healers, Karen has spent the past 15 years developing Spirit Reins Ranch into a haven for equine therapy and learning. With a plethora of equine education and certifications, including Western Reining and Equitation, Karen ensures the highest standards of care and training for the ranch's horses while actively participating in equestrian competitions and shows.


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Quiet Outdoor Adventures

On the beach in Parrsboro

At Spirit Reins we embody an old fashioned country charm and welcome all guests to come share in our peaceful lifestyle. We consider our horses to be members of our family and they receive the utmost in care and attention.


Spirit Reins is a place to get away and explore your true spirit while connecting with one of nature’s most majestic animals, the horse.


Please take a moment to view our site; read about what we have to offer and learn all about our horses. 


Why not come out and meet our horses in person? We invite you to embark on a quiet outdoor adventure that will build memories that will last a life time!

Around the Farm

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