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 […]
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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 […]
Horses, like humans, need a few basic elements to be happy: appropriate food and water; shelter; health care; and social and mental stimulation. Tally-Ho has been providing amazing horses a fantastic home for 115 years. We’ve lost count as to how many horses have been part of our family, but could easily put it into […]
Draft horses are the gentle giants of the horse kingdom. Also called heavy horses and workhorses, these are horses whose primary purpose is to pull heavy loads. There are many dozens of draft horse breeds throughout the world. The most common in North America are the Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and Shire. The Clydesdale is likely […]
These days, the sound of jingle bells is a sure sign of Christmastime, but have you ever wondered where that tradition came from? Horse bells date back some 3,000 years, and have served a few different functions throughout history. Medieval war horses were often adorned with a single bell on their rump, which was believed […]
Wide open space. Rolling hills. Amazing sunsets. Tranquility. This is the setting for 7 of our horses over the winter. They’ve been turned out in central British Columbia, where they are free to run, roam, play and relax. Follow their adventures on our Facebook page!