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Horse Play Positive Training with Horses

NAPA, United States

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Experience hosted by Wendee

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is your call to adventure! Our ranch is nestled in the mountains above Napa Valley, dappled with oaks and redwoods. As you drive up the winding narrow roads, take in the fragrance of trees and notice the terraced vineyards along your journey. When you arrive, we’ll have light refreshments on the deck and you can tell me about your expectations, emotions, goals, or fears in regards to horses and R+, positive reinforcement training. This conversation will help me choose the exercises. We will walk down to meet the horses, let them come to us (which they will!) and begin our session.

I call this R+ training with the herd immersion, "Meet me at the Gate" because you will connect with beautiful horses in our wooded natural sanctuary. The horses will literally meet us at the gate with bright eyes. What you take away on your own may be your call to new adventures with your own animals. The R+ techniques I will teach you are supported by science to be more humane and effective than using negative or aversive methods. Everyone has fun! Would you like to halter and lead the horse, bathe, walk through obstacles together, or practice activities at liberty? These are all possible! To close our session we will return the horse to his paddock or pasture, then relax with refreshments and a closing discussion which may include questions, homework and scheduling more sessions.
Other things to note
The energy here is safe, supportive and POSITIVE. No experience is necessary. All are welcome in this sanctuary for the horses. I will provide the treats and the tools for training. Wifi is limited. Please message me your questions.
This is your call to adventure! Our ranch is nestled in the mountains above Napa Valley, dappled with oaks and redwoods. As you drive up the winding narrow roads, take in the fragrance of trees and notice the terraced vineyards along your journey. When you arrive, we’ll have light refreshments on the deck and you can tell me about your expectations, emotions, goals, or fears in regards to horses and R+, positive reinforcement training. This conv…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Organic fruit, nuts, and bakery treats will be set out. Notify me in advanc...
From $125
/ person

Meet your host, Wendee

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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I have taught kindergarten through high school and my favorite subjects to teach are the Language Arts and Mindfulness.
In fact, I taught High School English for over two decades! I’m a member of Napa Valley Writers and participate in workshops and writers groups. I’m trained in the “Let Animals Lead” method of Reiki with Animals, and also teach the Mindful Schools Curriculum.
Mustang Yogi, adopted from the BLM in 2003 is now twenty years old, and has earned US Dressage Federation Bronze Medal. He’s my heart horse and dance partner in showing Musical Freestyles at competitions and exhibitions. I have taken clinics from Linda Tellington Jones, Manolo Mendez, and clicker training with Alexandra Kurland. Welcome to the sanctuary of the stable and pasture.
I have taught kindergarten through high school and my favorite subjects to teach are the Language Arts and Mindfulness.
In fact, I taught High School English for over two decades! I’m a member of Napa Valley Writers and participate in workshops and writers groups. I’m trained in the “Let Animals Lead” method of Reiki with Animals, and also teach the Mindful Schools Curriculum.
Mustang Yogi, adopted from the BLM in 2003 is now twenty years old, and has earned US Dressage Federation Bron…
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Where you'll be

Join me at Brioso Vineyard Stables on Mount Veeder. We are located off of a steep, winding road, at 2,680 feet. Our area is known for grapes grown on volcanic hillsides. All three of our horses have faced and overcome emotional and physical challenges. Meet gorgeous Black Pura Raza Espanola Andalusian (PRE) youngster Brioso, Bay Mustang Yogi, our wise leader, and welcome the newcomer Buckskin Lusitano, Arteiro.

1 review

Byungha
November 2020
Very unique experience for anyone who wants to do something other than tasting and touring at the wineries or dining at famous places. If you are traveling with your child(ren) it’s even better as it will definitely be one of the most quality moments for your family while you travel Napa. Wendee will guide you how to interact with horses and you will be amazed to learn how gently it can be done. The stunning view from top of the mountain is unforgettable, too.
Very unique experience for anyone who wants to do something other than tasting and touring at the wineries or dining at famous places. If you are traveling with your child(ren) it’…

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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.

    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 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Guests should come prepared with, closed toed shoes, comfortable clothing, layers, sunglasses, hat, bug repellant...

    There is no need to bring any tools for training. I cluck rather than using a clicker to mark behavior.