Chuck and Terri McKinney owners of Wild Deuce

City Camrose County
Province/State AB
Country Canada
Website www.wilddeuce.com
Contact Name Chuck or Terri McKinney
Contact Phone 780-679-8451
Contact Email outfitting@wilddeuce.com

Terri  McKinney along with her husband Chuck & Daughter Taylor run Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting sw of Rocky Mountain House AB.  They are outfit that goes for the personal touch and offer, pack trips, high mountain experience, mountain horse training and clinics like no other.  With about 40 000 mountain miles under her belt over the years, that is where she loves to be a student of the horse. Terri trains each horse to their personality & breed not one set program.  She states " first she trains the inside of the horse & before the outside".   Her horse clinics reflect on how and why the horse thinks in their natural environment, they will forever change how you think about the horse.  When she walks into the round pen she does so not, as a human but from the perspective of the wild horse.  She has been lucky to watch the wild horse each summer while outfitting,  the horse has been her teacher not a human.  When you are taking complete beginners into the mountains  crossing rivers, up steep narrow trails to 7000 feet in bear country, you NEED quality trained horses because it can turn life & death in a hurry. Terri has learned what a true partnership is with a horse by creating a thinking horse.  We are not just making mountain horses we are making pure partners, you can’t show your horse everything obstacle in life, just ask her, with 15 women in tow at 6000 feet with a standing grizzly on her trail.  In the summer they are either at their mountain base camp by Peppers Lake or at their hidden high camp tucked along the Clear water river.  In July they switch gears to week long clinics in the mountains showing folks everything from round penning to packing in their remote high camp.   In August with Chuck in his covered wagon and Terri with her pack string in tow along with 10 guests, make the 20 miles trek for a trip of a lifetime!  They run both co-ed & Ladies Retreat but host only 4.    Once the snow hits they are off to their winter home in Arizona with 8 horses to get going for the upcoming season.  Terri has also been asked to put on demo's from Calgary Stampede, Mane Event, CFR and more.  At the end of the day it is for Terri what the horse thinks of her.

Chuck is apart of the deam Terri started and together they make one amazing team for the avid horseman.  Chuck is also a teamster, leather maker, cattle man and enjoys ranch roping both in Canada and Arizona.  He has buckles in ranch roping and for him it's not about winning but roping and advancing the colts we are raising.

When you take a clinic or pack trip with this duo you leave learning something new with a big ole smile on your face because once you meet them the passion they have for their lifestyle and the horse is something you want to be apart of. 

 


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