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Scenic guided walk with teacher horses

Benton, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Carrie

60 mins
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Take a guided hike (not ride, there is no riding) of our breathtakingly beautiful farm with our horses. We have been offering horse experiences privately since 1998 and via AirBnB Travel since 2017 with 170 5-star experience reviews: "The horses were all friendly and came to greet us...Carrie doesn’t just put you on the horse and ride like most places. She will teach the guest about how to read the horse, proper communication with the horse, etc. -Kevin" "Carrie’s Farm was an amazing experience for my granddaughters as they live in a city. They interacted with beautiful horses... Carrie was communicative, helpful, friendly, and made us feel at home. -Anastasia" Your experience begins in the barn (please dress for the weather, expect manure/bugs/wildlife, moderate hill climbing) with a short orientation, basic instruction and bathroom break (outhouse). Then, we will pair you up with one of the horses (their choice). We will take a leisurely hike to the top of the ridge to enjoy the incredible views. On the way, I'll answer questions about our rare horses and conscious horsemanship program. Once at the top, we will relax while guests take photos with the horses, and we are happy to assist. We will then hike back down by a different route. The experience ends in the barn to say goodbye to our hiking partners. Total experience time is 1 hour. Note: this is not riding.
Take a guided hike (not ride, there is no riding) of our breathtakingly beautiful farm with our horses. We have been offering horse experiences privately since 1998 and via AirBnB Travel since 2017 with 170 5-star experience reviews: "The horses were all friendly and came to greet us...Carrie doesn’t just put you on the horse and ride like most places. She will teach the guest about how to read the horse, proper communication with the horse, etc…

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Meet your host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I founded the Horse Heroes relationship-building program, and also run the Jilfan Malabar Horse Preservation Program. I'm passionate about treating horses as the conscious beings. I have 45 + years of experience with bodywork & energy healing, 40 years of horsemanship experience, and 20 years working professionally with animals and people. I have an Honors B.S. in Wildlife Science, with additional focused college study on horse production and crop and soil sciences.
My experience includes time spent with trainers/teachers Ward Studebaker, Centered Riding® Instructors Saundra Cabell and Robin Brueckman, Tom and Martha Shires (Canadian Olympic Equestrian Team), and TTEAM® Instructors Copper Love and Debbie Potts. I'm continuing my studies with several conscious horsemanship practitioners.
My co host is our farm intern and partner Kasey
I founded the Horse Heroes relationship-building program, and also run the Jilfan Malabar Horse Preservation Program. I'm passionate about treating horses as the conscious beings. I have 45 + years of experience with bodywork & energy healing, 40 years of horsemanship experience, and 20 years working professionally with animals and people. I have an Honors B.S. in Wildlife Science, with additional focused college study on horse production and crop and soil sciences.
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Where you'll be

You will be hiking on an organic farm in scenic Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Your view faces east toward Ricketts Glen, looking out over mature woods and charming farms. As the elevation increases, your view changes, offering teasing glimpses of fields and hills and mountains that suddenly come into full spectacular view , then wandering into a cool shady pine woods carpeted with ferns, then back out to see the full breathtaking vistas.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Maria
November 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our guided walking tour with teaching horses! Carrie is a wonderful host and full of knowledge and we enjoyed learning about the horses and their history. Our conversation was engaging and the scenery was lovely and the horses are beautiful!
We thoroughly enjoyed our guided walking tour with teaching horses! Carrie is a wonderful host and full of knowledge and we enjoyed learning about the horses and their history. Our…
Matt
November 2020
Very nice way to get to know the horses and other animals Carrie is very knowledgeable and outgoing be sure to do this if you are in the area
Perlyn
October 2020
I really like the way they treat their horses and other animals u can tell they really take care of their animals. That is because the animals were very clean and were they live is very clean animals were well fed.And Mrs. Carrie and Casey were very polite and answered all of our questions we 100% recommend it it’s and unique experience.
I really like the way they treat their horses and other animals u can tell they really take care of their animals. That is because the animals were very clean and were they live is…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Weather-appropriate clothing

Closed-toe walking shoes that can handle mud and horse manure