This week in our Farrier Friday instalment, featuring Major and Trace, we check out the first steps in the shoeing process, removing the old shoe and trimming the foot. Will tells us what they are looking for when trimming the hoof and we get a look at Majors ENORMOUS size 12 shoe!
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What is a bit? A bit is the component of a horses tack that connects with their mouths. In addition to verbal direction the bit works in combination with the bridle and reins and allows the driver/rider to communicate with their horse letting them know which way to go, when to slow down and when […]
Victoria has an ideal climate for carriage horses. According to the City of Victoria, we have “a very low humidity ratio and almost constant offshore breezes which keep summer days from becoming too hot”. Tally-Ho’s sightseeing stand is ideally located next to the inner harbour, where the breezes can reach us, and where the horses […]
Happy Friday everyone! Here on our blog we will be doing a new feature over the next few Fridays called Farrier Friday. These posts will talk a bit about foot care, proper fitting shoes, and answer questions like “does shoeing hurt the horse?”, we’ll even show you the massive size difference between the foot size […]
Here in beautiful Victoria, BC, we see snow about once a year. Being on the West Coast our snow is often heavy, wet, and becomes icy quickly. As snow falls, Hidden Acres Farm becomes a winter wonderland. A gorgeous scene with snow-covered trees, Tally-Ho’s majestic draft horses munching happily on their hay, and dogs running […]
For a horse’s first day downtown, we pick a quiet evening when there is not much going on in town, and we go for a short drive through the James Bay residential area and/or Beacon Hill Park. Over the next few days, we will bring the horse out for gradually longer periods of time, still […]
Our goal is to develop our equine partnerships so that the rewards from the connection are equal to both humans and horses. When we consider the horse’s point of view first, we then know the best way to present our idea. When are able to communicate within their world, we are able to build deeper, […]
When you see our horses working downtown, you see horses that are relaxed, confident, and know their job so well they could probably complete the route in their sleep. Have you ever wondered where they came from, or how they learned to do their job so well? Our horses come to us from all over […]
Whether you’re in a brand new relationship, decades into marriage, or celebrating the love of close friends, it’s important to slow down to just be with each other and remember why you’re together. How are you going to celebrate the people in your life? Enter Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, your local Romance Specialists! A horse-drawn carriage […]
When I took over the company in September 2015, I was overwhelmed with what I didn’t know. Although I had been part of the business for almost 25 years, horse care fell fully to my late husband. In November of that year, I contracted the services of Glenn Stewart, an internationally recognized natural horsemanship trainer […]