Laurel Griffin – Chief Horse Officer
Laurel Griffin has been around horses since the day she was born. She has an extensive background and history within the horse industry of Alberta. Though she grew up with a rich ranching background in the foothills of Alberta, Laurel has worked extremely hard on her own to create the Spirit Winds Ranch concept (working 3 jobs to support the facility). She is the founder, and independent operator, of the Spirit Winds Ranch.
(Note: Though she coincidentally shares the Griffin last name in print, she is a completely separate entity from the Griffin Valley Ranch).
Laurel honed her horse skills through the local pony club and then moved on to a successful show career on the “A” circuit across western Canada. One of her horses, Chinook, went on to be the Ontario and Toronto Royal amateur Hunter Champion 3 years running.
It is her more recent connections with horses that has deepened her relationships with them to new level. Formerly a skeptic on Equine connections, she is now known as the “Horse Sensei” around Spirit Winds Ranch and takes natural horsemanship to a new level.
She has completely retooled her ranch to reflect this horse powered connection and is determined to share the experiences of connecting with horses in a completely new way.
Read more about Laurel on the Horse Spirit Connections website.
Spirit Winds Ranch would not be as successful as it is with out its many volunteers
Thank you so much for your dedication the Local Community and horses have benefited greatly!