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Mustang, Burro, & Mini Horse Connection

Animals

Mustang, Burro, & Mini Horse Connection

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Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English
Animals

Mustang, Burro, & Mini Horse Connection

Animals

Mustang, Burro, & Mini Horse Connection

Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start with an introduction to the ranch and the animals, go over basic safety and any questions you may have. First, we will get to know Buddy the pony and Lily the BLM burro (donkey), who were recently rescued. We will spend some time grooming them and learning basic horsemanship. After meeting Buddy and Lily, we can visit with Bogie and Cherry, two miniature horses that love human attention. We can brush and visit with them, or take them for a walk around the property. When guests are ready to move on to the big horses, we will go over safety and handling, then form a connection with a gentled mustang in the round pen....learning about body language and communication. We can also groom and get to know the other gentled mustangs...each of them have been out of the wild for different amounts of time and they have very unique personalities to experience. These special horses are trained for riding as well as participation in equine assisted therapy sessions. We will conclude with Q&A and saying goodbye to the animals. At certain times of the year, I will have a wild horse at the property for training. If that is the case, I can do a demonstration about how to gain a wild mustang's trust in a gentle way. If it is safe, adult guests may interact with the wild horse as well.
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Your host

Learn more about Deanna

Deanna

I have loved and cared for horses since I was a child, and to balance my career in the entertainment industry I began focusing my time and energy on working with horses, specifically BLM (Bureau of Land Management) mustangs. I am an advocate for the versatility and trainability of these magnificent horses... I believe they are a special part of our history and can be an important part of our lives. In addition to being a C.H.A. certified horseback riding instructor, I am also an equine specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. I am passionate and knowledgeable about mustangs and look forward to sharing my small herd and their equine friends with you.

Where you'll be

The mustang herd and their friends live on a 5 acre ranch in beautiful Mountain Center, near Idyllwild. The back half of the property where the round pen is located has a lovely view of the mountains and is very quiet and serene.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

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.

What to bring

closed-toe shoes, preferably boots, but sneakers are OK

More tips

Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and bring water and sun protection. There is a restroom on site if necessary. I will provide treats for the animals so you do not need to bring carrots or apples unless you would like to.
Deanna
Mustang, Burro, & Mini Horse Connection
New experience
$40/person
New experience
$40/person