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Visit Starbuck the Miniature Horse

Visit Starbuck the Miniature Horse

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Food and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I saved all my pennies for my first horse when I was 12 and I've had the privilege of working with them ever since. I love sharing my knowledge and experience with others who love horses. I ride several times a week, participate in drag scent faux hunts, have ridden cross-country in France and done dressage in Portugal. I am Involved with U S Pony Club, whose mission is to pass along…
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What we’ll do

Meet Starbuck the miniature horse at his home, Wildwood Barn. We will show you the basics of horse safety, care, grooming and bridling. Use a curry comb, dandy brush, and hoof pick. Learn to prepare a horse's meal and pamper him with treats and attention. Try your hand at braiding his mane and tail. Observe how horses communicate with humans and how best to communicate with them. Guests …

What else you should know

There is no heated space in the barn, so dress for the temperature. Kids under 45 pounds should bring their own bike helmet if they want to sit on Starbuck. Wear rubber boots or other outdoor shoes

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Bring your picnic basket of your favorites and eat at our picnic table. ( For health/safety reasons no eating with Starbuck)
Equipment
We provide horse brushes, horse treats, and tack ( halter, lead rope, bridle) , and Starbuck.

What to bring

Wear boots (cowboy or rubber) or at least closed-toed , low heel, outdoorsy shoes.
Dress for the weather and temperature. We will be in an unheated barn or outside.
Take as many photos or videos as you would like.
Children under 45 lbs can sit on Starbuck, so please bring a bike helmet that fits if you have one. We have some lianers as well.
Bring snacks or drinks for yourselves to eat before or after meeting Starbuck. (No eating in the proximity of horses, though , as they will try to taste your snack!)
If you would like to host a birthday party in the barn, please let us know and we can make arrangements for that to happen. (Additional charges may apply.)
There are 4 gorgeous Airbnb cottages that you can book to spend a night (or more) on the island.
In the Airbnb search bar type in Vashon Island and The Coach House at Wildwood, Loft & Beach, Bluff House or Wildwood Studio to see our cottages.

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All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

Starbuck lives at Wildwood Barn with 2 full-sized horses on a gorgeous 40 acre, private estate. See how horses live at Wildwood and experience the barn routine first hand. Lead Starbuck on the forest trails, graze him in the field, and sit on his back if you are under 45 pounds.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

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 10 guests ages 2 and up 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.

More tips

There is no heated space in the barn, so dress for the temperature. Kids under 45 pounds should bring their own bike helmet if they want to sit on Starbuck. Wear rubber boots or other outdoor shoes
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Visit Starbuck the Miniature Horse
4 reviews
From $30/person
4 reviews
From $30/person