Featured in Unique Muskoka Fall/Winter 2017 Magazine
We are excited to again be featured in an article by Unique Muskoka Magazine. This time they highlight the sleigh ride experiences here at Back of Beyond Equine Centre. Let us know what you think about the article!
ARTICLE BY MEGHAN SMITH | PHOTOGRAPHY BY HEATHER DOUGLAS | WWW.UNIQUEMUSKOKA.COM
Dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh is the picturesque ideal of a winter tradition. Enjoying a crisp winter air, the crunch of snow under horses’ hooves and the sparkle of sunlight on fresh snow is a magical experience for anyone embracing winter in Muskoka.
“A sleigh ride is something that’s for all different ages and abilities,” says Cathy Foyston, co-owner of Back of Beyond Equine Centre between Port Sydney and Huntsville. “It’s outside and everyone from grandma to babies can do it together. It’s about strengthening family bonds and traditions.”
“It’s a very nostalgic experience,” says Foyston. “People have read about traditional sleigh rides, heard about them from family, or have seen pictures and now they can experience it.”
Back of Beyond Equine Centre is situated on 95 acres of forest and farmland. Groups who visit the farm for sleigh rides through the winter have the opportunity to tour the stables and meet the horses on the farm.
“There are families that return every year, or every other year, when their family gathering is in Muskoka through the winter,” says Foyston. “We use comfortable, accessible sleighs with benches, not hay, so the whole family can take part.”