What you'll do
You’ll be joining Matt and Nichole for daily morning chores at M & N Ranch. We have between 15-25 horses depending on the time of year and we cater to their individual needs. We will start by feeding the horses their breakfast of grain and hay. We'll tour the farm, feeding and watering all the animals and talk about their care and the role each one plays at our facility. At the end of chores, weather permitting, we will turn the horses out to pasture and groom them.
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Matt and Nichole are lifelong equestrians who have made their passion into a small business in Dedham, Maine. Nichole and Matt are both instructors, care takers, and managers of their facility, they do everything from daily chores to training. Matt & Nichole have owned and operated M & N Ranch since 2013. They stared the business due to a growing interest with riders in the area seeking an affordable, friendly place to enjoy horses and learn how to safely work around them. Their passion is in educating and helping riders understand their horses behavior and improve their riding so that they will have a safe, successful partnership together.
We will provide all tools necessary to complete the farming activities that day.
Where you'll be
We will be mostly outdoors on our 10-acre boarding facility, walking up the pastures and experiencing the calm tranquility of the horses enjoying their breakfast. Back at the barn, we will spend some time cleaning stalls and brushing horses depending on the additional farming activities that need to be completed that morning.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Its a plus if guests have prior horse experience but it is not required.
We'll be doing farm chores, so you might get dirty -- we'll do our best to keep you as clean as you want, if you just want to observe and chat, or let you get your hands dirty as much as you want. It's totally up to you! please bring a camera with you as there is ample opportunity for pictures!
Horse Grooming & Morning Chores
From $30/personNew experience