OUR EQUINE EXPERIENCES

Private Winter Sleigh Ride + Campfire

Start your family’s adventure with a tour of our horse farm to meet the 10 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.

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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 you can stay at the campfire as long as you like.

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Muskoka Maple Trail + Campfire – March to May  2023

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 10 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.

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Meet and Brush your Favourite Horse For Families

You’ll start your adventure with a tour of the farm to meet our 10 resident horses and ponies, most of them rescued or retired. Every horse 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.

Meet and Brush your Favourite Horse will be back next spring.

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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!

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Sleigh Ride To See Santa!

Unfortunately, due to the school holidays starting so close to Christmas, Santa will not be at Back of Beyond in 2022. Santa will be back again in 2023!

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 have a special visit with Santa from your sleigh. 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 10 resident horses and ponies. Don’t be surprised if this is the best Santa visit ever!

 

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