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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Have you read our Visitor's Code of Awesome yet?
If not, it is this way: Visitor's Code of Awesome

How much is entry?
Entry is by donation!

Is Southlands Farm accessible to people with disabilities?
We do our best to have most areas of the farm accessible. Some areas of the farm however have difficult terrain for a wheelchair. We also run a therapeutic horse riding program called STaRS. The bathroom on the deck is wheelchair accessible.

Where can we go on the property?
You can go anywhere within the fenced area. Please do not walk off the gravel path in the grassy areas where our daffodils are trying to grow!

Can we feed the horses and ponies?
Our ponies and horses are on special diet! You are welcome to visit them, but please do not feed them.

Can we pet the horses and ponies?
Absolutely, but make sure to read the horses body language. Ears forward/up means they are interested and happy. Ears back/down means that they are needing some space and quiet.

What animals do you have?
We have 4 goats named Peaches, Oreo, April, and Blackberry. We have 2 sheep called Toque and Mittens. We have many chickens, ducks, bees and horses.

How many horses do we have?
Over 20 horses

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, but you are responsible for their behaviour and they must be on a leash at all times. They are not allowed in any stalls or animal pens and please pick up after your pet.

What is there to do?
Explore the farm with all your senses! Listen for the birds, look with your eyes, feel with your hands and smell the fresh air and farm aromas!

Can we go upstairs in the barn?
Only when with a staff member during our farm tours!

Can I take riding lessons here?
Yes! Please check in at the office for more information

Where are the bathrooms?
There is one near the Balaclava entrance, and one up on the deck beside the office.

How many years has the farm been open?
Previously known as Maynard's Southlands Stables, Maynard's Tack Shop, and Southlands Equestrian Centre; we have operated in the same block for over 40 years. Our original location was just across the road to the north. Then we moved down 51st to the east. We have been in our current location since 2008 and hope to be here forever -- climate-change allowing!

Do you have eggs for sale?
Yes we do! Both duck and chicken eggs are available daily. But we're usually sold out by noon!

What kind of work does the farm do?
The farm has a riding school, an educational farm, gardens where we grow food for our family and our farmers market, and we also host a non-profit therapeutic riding program, STaRS.

Can I volunteer at the farm?
Both the farm and STaRS always needs volunteers!
For farm volunteer information please e-mail: info@southlandsfarm.ca
For STaRS volunteer orientation dates please e-mail: stars@ponies.ca