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Experience the life in a pony stud farm

2 reviewsHaulies, France

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Experience hosted by Christiane

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Starting in the morning, we can get to know each others over some hot or cold drinks with danish pastries and I can explain to you how we shall go through this experience together : we will visit the first field, near the Rêveries Gasconnes, where the young males under 3 years old are grazing then we will take the car to visit the mares who stay with one or more foal in tow in a beautiful meadow near a river, 5 kms from the Rêveries Gasconnes.
I will show you how to approach them, check if everything is all right, if they did not get some nasty pests on them or some injury since the day before. Then I shall explain to you how to handle them safely, the hierarchy rules inside the troupe, etc...
I shall show you the way I practice "the inprint training" for my newborn foals to make them happy and confident poneys in their adult life.
These moments spent with my connemara ponies will be in a way an ethological approach of a troupe of poneys in their natural surroundings.
You are welcome to offer them carrots as a reward.
This experience, in summer, can only be made in the mornings when it is still cool since later on, it gets quite hot : ponies hate heat and flies so they hide under the shade of trees or inside their summer barn and spend the day sleeping.
Starting in the morning, we can get to know each others over some hot or cold drinks with danish pastries and I can explain to you how we shall go through this experience together : we will visit the first field, near the Rêveries Gasconnes, where the young males under 3 years old are grazing then we will take the car to visit the mares who stay with one or more foal in tow in a beautiful meadow near a river, 5 kms from the Rêveries Gasconnes…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I shall bring the grooming paraphernalia
From $19
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Christiane

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I have been breeding sport Connemara ponies at the Rêveries Gasconnes since 2003. I love that breed of poneys because, since they are quite tall, they can be ridden by adults and since they are quite easy going too, they can be ridden by children.
Up to 2015, I was riding the young ponies born in my stud farm in national competitions and some of them have won quite a lot of prizes.
To make my ponies confident in men and then easy to handle and to work with, I practice with them the "inprint training" as soon as they are newborn foals.
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Where you'll be

Part of this experience takes place in the 5 ha field, next to the Rêveries Gasconnes. This place is very hilly and quite typical of the Astarac landscape.
The other field, very different is flat, next to a river, cooler and richer.
These two fields, in their own different ways, are typical of the fields you can find in the area and I will be happy to show you the variety of the local flora.

2 reviews

Mireille
August 2020
Nous avons passé un super moment en famille. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Christiane, qui nous a fait partager sa passion. Un grand merci !
Iida
July 2020
This was definitely one of my highlights. I don’t have much experience with horses or ponies but these ponies were incredibly friendly and beautifully behaved. I loved how we were able to really spend time with them, feeding them and petting them. Christiane has lots of valuable and interesting information to share and she’s clearly an expert in her field. Seeing a newborn baby pony is an experience I will never forget!
This was definitely one of my highlights. I don’t have much experience with horses or ponies but these ponies were incredibly friendly and beautifully behaved. I loved how we were…

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Choose comfortable clothes and shoes to safely walk on hilly parts.
Follow the safety rules I shall give you before and during the experience.
My ponies are covered by a Civil Liability Insurance.

What to bring

Trekking shoes and for the children good shoes to tread on uneven ground