Almost every year Tally-Ho will welcome home a new horse into our training program.  Most of our horses have been worked on farms, in teams, and sometimes have been exposed to a parade or small-town gathering.  In our environment, they must learn about a much larger world around them:  while traffic and large trucks never seem to phase them, it’s the blue recycling box on the side of the road that wasn’t there yesterday that may actually appear scary.

All our horses come fully trained for driving, and then we assess their mental and emotional fitness levels to see if they will enjoy the work of a single carriage horse. If the horse enjoys the work, then he/she is much more likely to be safe and trustworthy.  A Tally-Ho horse must regularly and reliably demonstrate that they are comfortable in their surroundings (relaxed body language, attentiveness, confidence), enjoy human contact (a LOT of human contact as they are treated like celebrities while working in the public!), and happily partake in new experiences (enjoy being exposed to the world around them).  It takes a special horse, and we are so lucky to have great people helping us find these gems throughout British Columbia and Alberta!

Periodically we will have horses that show they simply don’t love the job.  If they don’t love it, we will work to ensure we find them something they DO love.

Due to the onset of the worldwide COVID-19 health pandemic, we expect that our operations will be closed for our entire 2020 season.  We are offering the following horses for sale at this time so they can continue to grow and find the right job.

Serious inquiries only please, and all sales will be only to approved homes.

Please contact us for further information at tallyho@tallyhotours.com.

MAX

Breed:  Percheron

Sex:  Gelding

Age:  11 (2009)

Height:  ~16’1″

Weight:  ~2,100 lbs

Max has rock-star good looks with his long flowing mane and tail.  He’s a great sized horse for carting and/or riding; and has kind eyes and a people-pleasing personality.  He’s small but mighty and is always the kingpin in his herd.

He has a great foundation in natural horsemanship, wonderful ground manners, ties, bathes and loads easily; he is soft to drive and very responsive; and has had no health issues since we’ve had him or according to his previous owner.

We bought Max in early 2018 and he worked as a single carriage horse in Victoria from May until August that year.  When our busy season got really busy, we could see Max start to have moments where his confidence would wane so we reduced his workload.  We have driven him on quieter roads since then and worked to develop his confidence under saddle; however due to our business being closed for likely the full 2020 season, and lack of time to give him the right training for further work in an more urban environment, we have decided to offer Max for sale.

Max is currently located in Chetwynd, BC.