OUR EQUINE EXPERIENCES
Meet and Brush your Favourite Horse For Families
You’ll start with a tour of the farm to meet our 15 resident horses and ponies, most of them rescued or retired. Every horse, from cute little Muffin to massive Big Eddie to Maizy the Mule, has a special story to share and looks forward to interacting with people.
Since all the horses need regular grooming, hoof care and feeding; you can choose one that catches your eye, bring it into the barn and be part of their care team for that day. We will show you how to brush and care for your chosen horse … a real hands-on experience! Don’t be surprised if you develop a special connection with your new friend.
A great rainy day activity!
Pony Pals Pony Ride
Pony Pals combines our Meet and Brush Horse activity with one 10-minute led Pony Ride. This hour-long experience is fun for the whole family however, the pony ride is only open to children 4 to 10 years old.
A great rainy day activity!
Fall Wagon Ride
Horse drawn wagon rides are a fabulous opportunity to take in the vividly coloured autumn leaves of the Muskoka maple forest. Begin your adventure by meeting the big draft horses that pull the wagon and giving them a pat. After your ride leaves the farm buildings behind, you will wind your way through scenic trails where the brilliantly coloured leaves and picturesque autumn views are truly spectacular. Be sure to keep your camera ready to capture this dazzling display of nature!
Private Winter Sleigh Ride + Campfire
Start your family’s adventure with a visit around our horse farm, meet the 15 resident horses and ponies and hear their stories. Then pile under blankets aboard one of the classy red sleighs and take off into a magical winter wonderland along our private woodland trails. End your sleigh ride at a crackling private campfire to warm your toes while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.
The sleigh ride itself takes about 35 minutes. The complete experience is approx 1.5 hours in total and is entirely outdoors.
Winter sleigh Rides are finished for this winter but check out the Muskoka Maple Trail Wagon Ride and Campfire Experience for springtime family fun.
Private Romantic Evening Sleigh Ride + Campfire
Picture yourself and someone special tucked into a cozy red Dr. Zhivago sleigh, piled high with blankets behind a big black Percheron or a cute cuddly Fjord. Glide through the woods on snow-covered trails lit with glowing lights and lanterns and sense how the forest has a special feeling at night; peaceful, mysterious and tranquil. End up at a crackling private campfire where a warm beverage awaits. Roast some marshmallows and warm your toes.
Your ride is especially romantic and personal, just for the two of you. A perfect date or a very special setting for a proposal.
The sleigh ride itself takes about 35 minutes and is entirely outdoors.
Romantic Evening Sleigh Rides will be available again starting Dec 2022.
Sleigh Ride To Santa! Santa will be back again next year!
Your private visit to Santa begins when you climb aboard the red sleigh, pulled by one of the horses, for short sleigh ride to Santa’s North Pole Stables! As your sleigh pulls up, Santa himself will come out to greet you. This is your chance to visit with him, from your sleigh, outdoors and socially distanced. During your visit, Santa’s helper will take a family photo, with Santa, on your own phone and give you a candy cane. End your visit with a cup of delicious hot chocolate and a tour of the farm to meet the 15 resident horses and ponies. Don’t be surprised if this is the best Santa visit ever!
New for Christmas 2021 – Book a professional photo shoot with Flutter Photography Services at Back of Beyond. There are two options to choose from; Photo booth with a Horse OR Family Portrait Mini-Session.
Muskoka Maple Trail + Campfire – March 21 to April 30 2022
A private horse drawn sleigh or wagon ride is one of the coolest ways to see the maple bush while making lasting family memories together!
Your adventure begins with a tour around the farm to meet the 15 resident horses and ponies and hear their stories. Then climb aboard one of the sleighs/wagons and take off into the beautiful Muskoka Forest. As you wind your way through the bush, in the tradition of the original Muskoka settlers, be sure to keep an eye out for the resident deer and other wildlife. Your ride ends at a campfire where you can roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate with a dash of locally produced maple syrup. A really special Canadian treat.