Greater Toronto Area - For the Love of Horses (and a Mule)

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For the Love of Horses (and a Mule)

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(8 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

Haute Goat Farm is a little piece of heaven located just outside Toronto, Canada. Shain and Debbie are 'ex-pats' from that city who came to their senses about 14 years ago and moved to the country, never looking back. They brought home their first horses just about 4 weeks after moving to the farm and have been lucky enough to have had quarter horses, appaloosas, standard breds and more. About 11 years ago Debbie discovered the amazing Icelandic horses and since then has owned several. At the moment she has 3 beautiful Icelandics, including Elska who is pregnant and due early August. Always curious, about 3 years ago Debbie started researching Mules - and brought home a large, goofy rescue mule named Lucy Mae Belle who had been born in Tennessee. Both the Icelandic horses and mules are fascinating breeds of equines who I dare you not to fall in love with. We will meet them all and have a riding demonstration of the Icelandic horse, with completely unique gaits and see Lucy Mae in action as well. We hope you'll join us!

Meet Farmer Debbie@HauteGoat

Farmer Debbie@HauteGoat

Farmer Debbie wasn't always a farmer. She was born in Toronto and spent most of her life there. She spent many years as a tv producer with her own company, was the Founding Executive Director of the Hot Docs Festival, helped to grow the Toronto Film Festival's Industry Centre. As much as she loved that industry, she has always been incredibly passionate about animals. So when her husband suggested they buy a farm outside the city, she jumped at the opportunity and never looked back. They bought their first farm in 2007. By 2009 they had 4 goats, 5 horses, a whole bunch of chickens and a few dogs and cats. What Shain and Debbie discovered is that whenever they mentioned having goats, friends, families and others pleaded to visit. The visitors came - and numbers grew like crazy. These days their Haute Goat Shmurgle and Alpaca Knuffle Shuffle are signature events at the farm. Visitors go hiking with the goats (total chaos) and end up in the Goat Playground snuggling, shmurgling and loving on the goats.....or go walking with the Alpacas in an incredibly tranquil, calming journey. We also have Icelandic Horses, an goofy big mule named Lucy Mae Belle and 3 Tornjak livestock dogs. Haute Goat is a place to really engage with animals in a very different way.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Greater Toronto Area with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Greater Toronto Area. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Anne L.

30 May 2021

Lovely seeing the horses

Annie P.

29 May 2021

Lovely for horse-lovers, maybe not so interesting for others.

Gill C.

28 May 2021

Debbie's tours are so good. I am an animal lover, so these tours are perfect. I wish I could come and work with all the animals there!! I used to volunteer at a city farm here in London and this brings back memories!

Pee B.

28 May 2021

Very relaxing tour of the HauteGoat farm. Enjoyed seeing the animals Supportive and willing staff. I highly recommend this tour

Heidi (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) N.

27 May 2021

Another really fun tour with Farmer Debbie. Loved this one!

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