Entries by Tally Ho Tours

Tally-Ho’s Trio of Holiday Carriage Tours

Help Raise Funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation With everything going on in the world, we could all use a little extra magic and holiday cheer.  Nothing quite captures the spirit of the Christmas season like the sound of horse hooves and jingle bells – at least in our humble opinion. Another way to […]

Horse Breeds – the Clydesdale

Clydesdale Horse: Facts, Origin & History In today’s urban landscape, few sounds can elicit the wonder and excitement of the clip-clopping of a horse’s feet down a city street.  If you live or work in downtown Victoria or have had the privilege to visit our historic waterfront city, you’ve undoubtedly heard this sound and seen […]

The History of the Horse and Buggy

A Timeline of the Horse and Carriage At Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, we love being able to provide the experience of an era gone by, when life moved slower and horses were central to everything people did. We offer a step back in time while showing our guests the unique history right here in Victoria, BC. […]

Why Do Horses Wear Shoes? And Other Strange Horse Facts

Learn all About Horses and What Makes Them So Unique Have you heard of the expression “no hoof, no horse”? Horses’ hooves are a key element to their overall health and lifespan. They are made of keratin, which is the same protein as human hair and fingernails. Horses also have a spongy pad inside each […]

Ideas for Your Family Staycation in Victoria

20 Tried and True Family Staycation Ideas for a Weekend of Non-Stop Family Fun A family staycation in Victoria and south Vancouver Island is the perfect solution for families looking for a fun weekend trip while staying close to home. Bonus- because you don’t need to spend a lot of time on the road, you’ll […]

Victoria Heritage Tours for the History Buff

Step Back in Time and Enjoy Victoria’s Storied Past with a Horse-Drawn Heritage Tour Victoria is the ideal setting for a heritage tour, as one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. British settlement in the city we know and love today began in 1843 and Victoria was declared the capital city on July […]

Getting Engaged? 5 Reasons to Consider a Horse-Drawn Carriage

Consider a Horse and Buggy for your Once-In-A-Lifetime Wedding Proposal When you’ve met the love of your life, you just know you want to spend every day with them, forever. You might find yourself looking at rings and thinking about how to propose without even realizing it. At Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, we are always honoured […]

Our Draft Horses – The Care and Keeping of Our Happy Herd

How We Keep Our Draft Horses Emotionally and Physically Healthy At Tally-To Carriage Tours, our herd of gorgeous horses are the heart of our success as a wholesome tourism company. Bred to work, our horses thrive on the company and interaction they receive, which is evident in their friendly, laid-back dispositions. The horses are viewed […]

The Tally-Ho and Sea Cider Picnic Experience

Enjoy a Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride and Gourmet Picnic in the Heart of Rural Saanichton The Tally-Ho and Sea Cider Picnic Experience is designed to awaken all your senses. Escape the city and turn back time with a relaxed afternoon exploring the very best of the Saanich Peninsula. Available for a limited time only (April […]

Farrier Fridays – Trimming

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!