Back of Beyond Equine Centre


Foyston has created 49 entries

  • Velvet’s Story (Part 2)

    When I was sleeping last night I had a dream. I dreamed about my life before Mike and Sam took care of me. I was at another farm, when one day a trailer came to pick all of the horses up including me. I was not afraid, I just walked onto the trailer with my […]

  • Introducing… Velvet!

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to introduce myself. My name is Velvet and this is my story.

    When people look at me they always smile and say how cute I am. I like to think I am more beautiful than cute but it does not really matter. My coat is a lovely shade of gray and is […]

  • Dashing through the snow…

    This winter has certainly been a busy one! Jake and Paige, our magnificent sleigh team, along with their good friend Major in the one-horse open sleigh – have entertained numerous families, groups, and couples with the joys of a winter sleigh ride through Muskoka.
    Recently we were able to host Dave and Deb from the […]

  • Who leads who?

    The herd at Back of Beyond continues to grow. The latest additions are Bo, a striking paint gelding and Annie a gentle Trakhener mare. They have joined Star and Pinball as part of the lawnmower brigade and spend their days chilling in the arena grooming each other or grazing. All four of them together do […]

  • Can every physically-sound horse be ridden?

    Can every physically-sound horse be ridden? Or are there some horses that are just not good with a rider? I have heard of expensive horses being sold at auction for peanuts because no one could ride them.

    There are many reasons why a physically-sound horse might find riding stressful or difficult and act accordingly. First of […]

  • How do you decide on a horse of your own??

    Hi Cathy! When deciding to commit to having your own horse, what sort of things should influence your decision? And what should not? (as in, you may have a colour preference, but there is more to picking the ‘right’ horse than that, right?) Obviously a beginner rider would need a horse that’s not TOOO advanced, […]

  • Can humans learn to “speak” horse?

    What sort of communication should occur between a human and a horse in an ideal relationship?

    Communication, in an ideal horse-human relationship, occurs on many levels in a constant, dynamic back and forth flow. At the physical level both horses and humans shape their bodies in a constant stream of communication. This is conscious on the […]