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Rocking Horse Ranch

Located In Baddeck
Where To Find Us
1544 Baddeck Forks Rd, RR #1
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0
Areas Served Victoria County
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Contact Dale Stone; Phone: 902-295-2743
Description & Services
Information Nestled in the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands is a small horse ranch with a big heart. 
If you're looking for things to do on your next vacation to Cape Breton, look no further. For a peaceful, relaxing form of recreation come enjoy a walk through our scenic trails in beautiful Baddeck, Cape Breton. 
We're a place where a horse can come and learn to love again, to heal scars inflicted by mankind. A place where you will find horses that were labeled dangerous, broken and destined for slaughter houses. Now these precious animals are showered with love and are more than happy to do a job in the place that gave them a second chance. 
Come to Rocking Horse Ranch and Rehabilitation Center to see these beautiful, restored creatures. 
New in 2013 is the Play Pen Petting Zoo: A place where animals and people come together in an interactive and educational environment. The young and the young at heart will enjoy petting, feeding & learning about the animals. Today, the Petting Zoo has a wide range of farm animals such as pigs, chickens, bunnies, goats, llama, donkey, ducks and more. Petting zoo at Rocking Horse Ranch. The Petting Farm is all about creating a special opportunity for children, and their families, to learn about farm animals and to experience the joy of petting them. 
NEW!! Horse Assisted Therapy! There will be sessions offered to special needs children or adults at the ranch. These sessions will help you learn how to think and stay calm, how to be a good friend, how to be a good listener, how to follow directions and it is great for learning social skills. Horsemanship will help with building self esteem, manners, and help them to understand their feelings. The horses and animals at the Rocking Horse Ranch all have been rescued from an uncertain fate, they have all been rehabilitated and will be very happy to help everyone learn and grow. There is flexible scheduling for individual needs. Call Dale for more information on the sessions, or feel free to stop by and see this very special barn.
Hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 During regular season. By appointment only during off season
Dates Open year round. Main Season: May- October.
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Horseback Riding ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Special Interest ; Trails
Categories - General Bridle Trails ; Equestrian Events ; Horseback Riding