February 11th I got the opportunity to go on a Troika ride.
We arrived at the Yard to be greeted with a bit of a show. A guy on a colored stallion did some jumping through a ring of fire, a young girl rode her horse around showing her control skills and then another guy and girl rode a bit of a pas da deux.
Then we all loaded up into the Troikas. Things to know about . Troika, there is no suspension, where one sled goes the other goes because they are fixed axel, and if you are in line with the outside horse you are going to get a bit of pelting with snowballs from their feet!
We went on a loop around a big field that was in some pretty deep snow which was hard going for the horses but was interesting for us. I got some video from the back of the sled but it was a fun experience all the same.
After a snack of pancakes, we did a quick tour of the farm. It was a very typical yard! The stable block was very nice and well kept. The stalls weren’t very big and they had been built up off of the level of the hall so the horses have to step up quite a bit to get into their boxes. All in all it was a pretty typical yard, well except for the camel!
I recommend Troika riding as well and to be in the small Troika in the middle of the back seat or the front back facing seat!