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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Hours of Operation
Jan – Feb | Weekends only
Mar – Apr | 11 am – 7 pm
May – Jun | 10 am – 10 pm
Jul – Aug | 9 am – 10 pm
Sep – Oct | 10 am – 7 pm
Nov | Closed
Dec | 11 am – 7 pm
Hours may fluctuate.
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All tours are subject to favorable working conditions for the horses
Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC